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Bernard Parker, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Katlego Mashego score as Bafana win

Posted: 8 June 2013 Time: 15:18

Bafana Bafana picked up three crucial points in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers with an impressive 3-0 win against Central African Republic in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Bernard Parker, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Katlego Mashego were the goalscorers in a game which South Africa dominated for large parts, though the ‘hosts’ were not without their chances.

Tshabalala had an early shot flash wide, before Momi had two half-chances – neither of which he was able to capitalise on.

Bafana got the crucial opener on 21 minutes, and it was a beauty!

‘Shabba’ weighted an excellent through-ball which Parker got to just before the keeper, sliding the ball under his body before slotting into the empty net.

May Mahlangu fired just wide not long after, but the second goal did come – and again it was a brilliant move from the South Africans on 42 minutes.

Tshabalala played a one-two with Tokelo Rantie before Shabba ran into the area and expertly rounded the goalie and fired into the back of the net from a tight angle.

Despite the two-goal lead, Bafana were not prepared to rest on their laurels and Parker could have netted two more after the restart, but on both occasions he fired straight at the keeper.

Ricardo Nunes also tested the last line of defence with a free-kick, before the dangerous Momi put his considerable weight around to test the South Africans.

First he showed a poor touch after a cross found him totally unmarked on the six-yard box, allowing Itumeleng Khune to gather, before blasting a powerful volley well over the bar.

Bafana had the final say though, with substitute Mashego heading home from close-range after some excellent work down the left by Oupa Manyisa.

Ultimately, it was a comfortable enough win for the visitors, though they remain two points behind group leaders Ethiopia following their 2-1 win away to Botswana earlier in the day.

SA starting XI: Khune - Ngcongca, Mathoho, Nthethe, Nunes - Mahlangu (Ntshumayelo 80th), Furman, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala - Parker (Mashego 63rd) - Rantie (Manyisa 57th)

CAR starting XI: ezzoat; Yamissi, Kethevoama, Kossingou, Anzite, Momi, Keita, Zimbori, Lignanzi, Youga, Dertin

Previous comments on this story...

Philz
posted: 03:22 pm
Good luck
Doutie
posted: 03:28 pm
I lyk it gorden,i lyk it man,dat is da best,1st half we hold them nt 2 concede,2nd we ar gng 2 kill wit sub phala,segolela,klate wil join da party
Fashion4(K4L)
posted: 03:28 pm
2bb 0car. Go bafana go.
@gsi
posted: 03:28 pm
Hope you'l make us proude boyz
Nipsy
posted: 03:32 pm
This is the starting line-up I was hoping for, except that Masilela and Gaxa are injured resulting Nunes coming in. I hope they will play their hearts out and win the man convincingly
CJB Ramses III
posted: 03:33 pm
Ke nyaka hoya eBrazil... I don't want nonsense.... ake batle Masepa...!!
Ice prince
posted: 03:42 pm
CAR 3-1 SA
Nipsy
posted: 03:43 pm
YeYe, Furman, May & Shabba will do the job for this team. They are the best midfielders we have in country so far after Teko and Pienaar exit.

I never supported GI since taking over for obvious reasons but I always supported our national team and if GI uses brains his to select players and the first team, he will surely win my support. This shows he is learning few things from Baxter, when Baxter is angry he uses: Kantsande, YeYe, Nkosi & Shabba now that Nkosi picking up. You can't predict Prof Baxter if he wants he uses 3 Towers, Gaxa and Masilela and wingers then 3 midfielders in Shabba, YeYe and Kantsande.
chiefSpencer
posted: 03:44 pm
Yes behind bb all the ways, we going to Bravil no matter what, CAR today, Ethiopia next!!
mjepamjest781
posted: 03:48 pm
I like it 4 BB this is not about Chiefs or Parites, Segolela,Klate and others will off the job but 4 now Shabba an core must finish the job.....
The Analyst
posted: 03:55 pm
BB, we must bury this silly team with the players that we have now.

No less than 3 goals!
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 03:59 pm
@CJB Ramses... Do you Have the Money to Go to Brazil? These No Railway Line Between South Africa and Brazil You'll Only Need SAA to go Brazil. Anyway you'll Get Something Since the Highest Paid Player Retired without Informing the Charman and Jokes Aside..... uBenni uyanidelela Mabhakaniya. The was a Group of a Choir Called CJB when i Grow-up Whe is it? Love & Peace.
Ice prince
posted: 04:02 pm
There goes SABC 1 again....technical problem my ass. Atleast my spaza shop owners r leading Botswana 2-0
Son of dis Soil
posted: 04:04 pm
Oops....SABC has just pulled another Sports5 or is it the other way round?
skrepy
posted: 04:04 pm
Nice squad but nt so sure abt shabalala not that I have anything against him but my problem is him playing with only 1leg ey that a prb 4me
jomo wa lwamondo matatani
posted: 04:08 pm
SABC is coming with stories again, I knew it dat they were playing mind games when dey said dey will give us live,,,SABC is full o shi***t, mxm kak
candyman
posted: 04:08 pm
Oh! No pas encore!i hope this is not gonna be another blackout frm sabc...damn supersport should do something how are they gonna show us qualifiers around the world and not show us our own team?.....
Harambe
posted: 04:16 pm
Ididi leli elenziwa iSABC basishaya ngeflower labantu
AlQaeda 2012/13 PSL Champ
posted: 04:16 pm
I am watching bafana bafana on sabc 1, in durban there is no texhnical problem
mKy
posted: 04:18 pm
We watch the game,wistle wil tel us result wthin common hours
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