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Sierra Leone hold Bafana to a disastrous draw

Posted: 21 June 2008 Time: 16:33

South Africa drew 0-0 with Sierra Leone in their Nations Cup/World Cup qualifier at the Atteridgeville Super Stadium on Saturday.

South Africa began brightly, with Man of the Match Tsepo Masilela combining well with Steven Pienaar on the left flank, and Bryce Moon making some promising forays down the right.

In the 17th minute Masilela made a storming run down the left, beating a defender, but his final shot was a poor one.

Surprise Moriri had a chance in the 31st minute, but he stabbed his shot just wide. Four minutes later the Sierra Leone keeper Christian Caulker did well to deny Terror Fanteni after another nice run from Masilela.

In the 58th minute Teko Modise, who was having a fairly quiet game, had a shot on target, after some nice work by Bryce Moon to make space for the Pirates man, but the shot was stopped by Leone Stars keeper Christian Caulker.

In the 67th minute the keeper saved brilliantly from substitute Mashego. The ball came out to Moon who put in a cross which was put away, but the result was ruled offside, to the disbelief of the South African players.

Bevan Fransman released a powerful shot from a Pienaar corner in the 75th minute, but he blasted it over the bar.

South Africa were piling on the pressure by this time, with wave after wave of attack, but the Sierra Leone defence kept repelling their efforts.

Towards the end of the match Modise upped his game, and in the 79th minute he found Mashego with a long ball down the middle, but it went out for a corner, and the resulting set piece was easily cleared by the Sierra Leone defence.

In the final five minutes Bafana’s sense of urgency was intense, but they just couldn’t find a way through.

Bafana coach Joel Santana was downcast but hopeful after the game, saying: “They didn’t want to play and they fell all the time, and in soccer not always the best can win. Now we need to get six points, we need to win the last games.

"It’s not over … but sadly soccer’s like that. You have to understand that we are still preparing for 2010.”

South Africa 16 Itumeleng Khune 3 Tshepo Masilela 4 Aaron Mokoena 5 Bevan Fransman 6 Macbeth Sibaya (Lerato Chabangu 70th) 9 Surprise Moriri 10 Steven Pienaar (Delron Buckley 84) 11 Bryce Moon 12 Tsholofelo Modise 13 Kagiso Dikgacoi 17 Thembinkosi Fanteni (Katlego Mashego 62nd)

Sierra Leone 1 Christian Caulker 4 Ibrahim Koroma 6 Ibrahim Kargbo 7 Samuel Barlay 12 Paul Kpaka (Mamadou Bah 57th) 10 Mohammed Kallon 11 Sheriff Suma 15 Julius Wobay 14 Kei Kamara (Alfa Lansana 90th) 16 Warren Kanu (Albert Cole 73rd) 17 Umaru Bangura

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 04:43 pm
A DISGUSTING Performance from the players. 14 corners and no goals puts the blame at the feet of the players. Fanteni and Morriri have shown that they cannot get off their ass. However I must put in this point, have you noticed that Santana never played the team that beat Paraguay 3-0.He continues to play Sibaya over Davids which I can never understand. In a game where we needed goals he op's for a 1-dimensional defensive player like Sibaya. It is time that the technical team get over their ass and start picking Booth or Old-John, Stanton Lewis and Glen Salmon. 14 corners and no goal is just a disgusting stat and that needs to change. This team lacks leadership and needs to be changed. Finish n Klaar.

PS I dont ever want to hear about so n so is world class from a striking point of view. We only have 1 world class striker in this country and we all know who that is. Saying that I hope he never plays for Bafana again.
Anonymous
posted: 04:44 pm
BAFANA BA MAJISA ARE BUSY MAKING HISTORY;what do you gain from hiring a coach who can not express himself in English? I mean a third party only gives distorted info...........
Anonymous
posted: 04:52 pm
I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THE FACT THAT WE WER ROBBED WAS NOT MENTIONED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 04:57 pm
oops, Sorry South Africa,Now ya all know ya don't exist in African football. ya need to beg Nigerians to show you how to play football, or better still; u can hire our U 17 that won the last world cup to play for ya national team. lol lol
Coach Mohammed Kiwanuka (076333227)
posted: 05:01 pm
Our Father, Who art in Heaven.....
Save our overrated football. Remember Lord that we are hosting 2010 and by the look of things we pray for your intervation to save us from such forces such as Holland, Portugal, Germany and not forgeting our daily enemy Nigeria.
Please Lord help us to get rid of Pitso and Khomphela not who are using Satan to blind us from their own evil against our country.
Forgive us if we have sinned so badly against you that we cant go to Beijing and even here to Angola where we could even have gone jogging!
Prepare your ever burning fire for the following culprits....
(to be continued)
Anonymous
posted: 05:06 pm
As I am writing this I already have my soccer boots on, my short n my top. I cannot just watch TV and come write crap here like someone who just made a comment few minutes ago. As a manager for DUST BITERS in the Fantasy LEAGUE I know that players are bound to let you down and if you dont have luck in your team then you won't be successful (ask Croatia n Turkey). Something needs to be done and I suggest for a change we shut our mouths and start perfecting our soccer skills (of course if you think you can do better than what we have in the national team). Hard luck BAFANA BAFANA, AT LEAST WE GOOD IN RUGBY AND SWIMMING. Better luck next time!!! Marlon do you think you can play better than FANTENI AND MORIRI? If so then why are you not playing 4 bafana?
Anonymous
posted: 05:50 pm
ladies and Gentlemen its the same story all the time let us not expect anything fromm Bafana Bafana now. Their standard of football is low like the Zim Dollar
Anonymous
posted: 06:01 pm
blah blah blah! that whats most of you excel in doing being fucken responsive,what moast people dont understand is sometimes you need half luck to make it and that luck have aluded our national team.
Anonymous
posted: 06:04 pm
Ya ne,that is wat happens if you think that Gauteng is the best place to host Bafana matches.Maybe they could have won if the game was in Kimberley.Thats an eye opener if the whole country is not with you.South Africa must fire the management of SAFA.
Anonymous
posted: 06:09 pm
Marlon please excuse what njabulo said. He needs to be prayed for. Hes blind nd needs to see what people with sight c.

Coach thnx for the prayer. Lets hope god hears that prayer cause thts what evry south african is praying for.
Anonymous
posted: 06:29 pm
Once again SATAN (SANTANA) has led Bafana Banana to Hell, what more do you expect if you hire satan? Too much talking South Africans, and the curse of xenophobia is following you, the blood of innoncent lives that shed blood for nothing is crying for revenge!!!! be carefull more woos are on the way
Anonymous
posted: 06:45 pm
You'll reap what you sow. this is expected, because whoever that wake up and start killing an innocent souls, destruction is waiting in their own door, u guys aint see nothin yet. Even tho you guys hire Felipe Scolari, or mounrinho you will never excel. Amen
Anonymous
posted: 07:02 pm
Coach Med K is a fool to think nigeria is south africas daily enemy.there is
a word that says blame your self for your misfotune first before blaming
anybody for it... dont you know that brave man learn from its own
mistake..while a clever man will always learn from other peoples mistake
nigeria is brilliant in acting on this words and doesnt want a repeat of
2006...so south africa should try and do something and not to blame
other country for your misfortune...good luck next time...Nigeria 2 vs Equatorial Guinea 0 up eagles
Anonymous
posted: 07:09 pm
Serves you right. You xenophobic morons. It's up to the REAL big footballing nations to rise up & defend africa's glory because we all know that S/Africa will let everyone down at the world cup. Even the nigerian women team will beat ur so called stars. The world cup is for men, not the boys-the boys. May the blodd of the innocent you killed continue to haunt you. you criminals & haters
Anonymous
posted: 07:13 pm
Coach Med K is a fool to think nigeria is south africas daily enemy.there is
a word that says blame your self for your misfotune first before blaming
anybody for it... dont you know that brave man learn from its own
mistake..while a clever man will always learn from other peoples mistake
nigeria is brilliant in acting on this words and doesnt want a repeat of
2006...so south africa should try and do something and not to blame
other country for your misfortune...good luck next time...Nigeria 2 vs Equatorial Guinea 0 up eagles
Anonymous
posted: 07:14 pm
That was a nice prayer from Coach Med K,but a point of correction,Nigerians are not ur enemy,rather,u are ur own enemy,we dont hate,ESPECIALLY OUR AFRICAN BROTHERS,we love all our African brothers.WAIT A MINUTE........ITS A GOALLLLLLL.............the match has ended,SUPER EAGLES(NIGERIA)2 Equitoria guinea 0.The most amazing part of this success sto it is that,the EAGLES have not lost any match neither have they conceded any goals,am so proud to be a Nigerian.UP SUPER EAGLES.........GOD BLESS NIGERIA.I will continue to pray for u.
Anonymous
posted: 07:30 pm
Coach Med K is a fool to think nigeria is south africas daily enemy.there is
a word that says blame your self for your misfotune first before blaming
anybody for it... dont you know that brave man learn from its own
mistake..while a clever man will always learn from other peoples mistake
nigeria is brilliant in acting on this words and doesnt want a repeat of
2006...so south africa should try and do something and not to blame
other country for your misfortune...good luck next time...Nigeria 2 vs Equatorial Guinea 0 up eagles
Anonymous
posted: 07:34 pm
halala mzanzi ...there you are where you belong..the message is getting clear of shich are african giants
Anonymous
posted: 08:24 pm
SAFA or whoever is responsible should do something about these loses because failure to qualify to get a ticket to Angola in 2010 will be a blow to not only South Africa but to the entire Africa and insults will not add any value to your preparations.mike,Botswana
Anonymous
posted: 09:27 pm
When I said Bafana's performance in their 4-1 win against Equatorial Guinea was not impressive, I was accused of being "unpatriotic". I wished I was wrong but unfortunately, I was right. It's always the same old story, "we created enough scoring opportunities but failed to convert them into goals" or "lady luck was not on our side" PATHETIC!!!!!!!
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