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Tlou Segolela scores twice as South Africa beat Lesotho

Posted: 2 June 2013 Time: 15:50

Tlou Segolela scored both goals as Bafana Bafana coasted to a 2-0 friendly win against Lesotho in Maseru on Sunday afternoon.

Coach Gordon Igesund fielded a vastly different side with one eye on the two 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Central Africa Republic and Ethiopia, but still managed to achieve get the desired result and see his charges rack up some valuable game-time.

Predictably, it was all the visitors in the opening exchanges, though the wind and artificial pitch hardly made things easy.

Bernard Parker had the first half-chance on 10 minutes when he rose highest at the back-post to meet Siphiwe Tshabalala’s cross, but his effort lacked power and was easily gathered by Kholuoe Phasumane.

A minute later and Katlego Mashego should have opened the scoring when ‘Shabba’ played him in, but he struggled to get the ball out from under his feet and dragged his shot inches wide of goal.

Oupa Manyisa fired a powerful effort narrowly over shortly afterwards, before Parker again miscued a header – the wind wreaking havoc with the Bafana striker’s timing.

Segolela scuffed a shot from the edge of the area, before Parker’s free-kick, just past the half-hour mark, hit the crossbar, with Phasumane making an excellent save to keep out Mashego’s follow-up header.

Lesotho had some good chances towards the end of the half, but on both occasions Thulo Ranchobe was denied by Wayne Sandilands.

Bafana eventually had the ball in the back of the net when Segolela tapped home Tshabalala's cross-cum-shot on the stroke of half-time, though replays suggest he was marginally offside.

Igesund brought Senzo Meyiwa, Tefu Mashamaite and Daine Klate on at the start of the second half and, after a slow start, Bafana eventually got into gear and extended their lead on the hour-mark.

Segolela was again the scorer, doing brilliantly to turn and shoot into the far corner after the Lesotho goalie had dropped Daine Klate’s cross.

And it should have been 3-0 on 67 minutes when Parker was played clean through on goal but, having chipped the ball over the onrushing Phasumane, his shot was cleared off the line as the ball held up on the pitch and into the wind.

Lesotho sent a warning to Bafana that they weren’t about to roll over when substitute Katlego Moleko fired a shot from range which came back off the crossbar.

They came even closer on 81 minutes when Meyiwa tipped Mashego’s shot against the upright, but Bafana did enough to see off the late threat and cruise to victory.

Lesotho starting XI: Phasumane, Maswalle, Mothoana, Ntobo, Maple, Mokhakhane, Mofolo, Ranchobe, Marabe, Potloame, Lekhooman

South Africa starting XI: Sandilands (Meyiwa 46th), Ngcongca, Nunes (Langerman 56th), Nthethe, Mathoho (Mashamaite 46th), Furman, Segolela (Henyekane 75th), Manyisa, Tshabalala (Ntshumayelo 82nd), Parker, Mashego (Klate 46th)

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Previous comments on this story...

Lady Goldilight
posted: 03:53 pm
Offside goal.
Supa bucca
posted: 03:53 pm
tnx tlou,dat was a short by nyawana
Seabe sa Majatladi
posted: 03:55 pm
Keep it up Segolela,u deserve it boy ,u better than dat useless Phala!
posted: 03:56 pm
Wel done segolela 4 dat offside goal n thax shabba 4 a pass
posted: 04:02 pm
Ryan Cooper sir, the one who called them stupid...

With all due respect, that was not a cross from Simphiwe Tshabalala, it was in fact a shot. A poor shot that was fortunate enough to fall to the right man in the right position.

Yours faithfully
posted: 04:05 pm
Poor officiating
posted: 04:06 pm
Thanx Tlou even though its offside but Shabba is the King haters him all u like, he's the best we got no doubt....BB
posted: 04:12 pm
Shame Anti Zebra , you cannot hide how you hate Chiefs . You claim shaba was not making a pass , so what was it ? Look Shaba the Messi of Mzansi soccer was giving a pass to Segolela just to give him a taste of the kind of passes Segolela will be receiving from Shabba next Season . He wasted enough time at the Gorrillas
Aldair Applegates
posted: 04:14 pm

posted: 04:23 pm
The second goal was made in Orlando

Played out wide by Ace to Klate who crossed into the box for Sox to smash into the next. That cross cannot be mistaken for a shot

Nice football for a change in the national team
Bin Laden
posted: 04:23 pm
Off side goal..Nxa..

while the likes of Nigeria are playing the world's best, you Idiots are playing the world's useless team like lesotho, what are you gona gain playing lesotho? Ethopia and CAR are waiting patiently for ur Arse..can't wait

Shapha CAR and Ethopia Shapha

Useless bafana and its supporters..

Yes, ke Binza,
le dawana le legolo ko Mams.
posted: 04:25 pm
Thanx Tlou, u doin good boy... Now we need the third one
posted: 04:29 pm
Aldair Foolsgate, forget about the first goal think again, think goal no 2. Tlou is practicing for champs league. Nyawana wants his own foot now
posted: 04:33 pm
Go socks go
we beat mazembe
posted: 04:33 pm
I like it that Tlou is on target looking foward to Caf futbol against Leopards and Al Ahly
posted: 04:36 pm
Poor greedy Signdowns won nothing this season . Some of their supporters are so used to losing to a point that they wish Bafana Bafana not to win anything today ,ag shame . They look to sign everyone for the new season from deshi baktewa ,Nthete , Langwane , Mashaba , Benni McCarthy ,Khama Billiat , Wome , F S stars keeper , Meyiwa , Khumalo , Kathlego Mashego and me . They want everyone but are not selling anyone . That is a great art of cowards and killing Mzansi soccer at the same time . Segolela will be wearing Gold and Black next season and he will be scoring more goals like this second one he has just scored
posted: 04:47 pm
Sox will only be wearing black and gold in your dreams

Sox was not bought from Arrows, Celtics, Freestate Stars, Zimbabwe or stolen from Jomo Cosmos like Matthew Rusike.

Sox was born and groomed at the University of Football. He is a Pirates product. You know what that means?

It means he hates the Zoo with every fibre of his being. Forget it!

Sox will be playing in the Champions league in pursuit for the second star. Pirates is not a mickey mouse club where you just come in and steal our players. Try your luck with Jomo again.

You have just pissed me off!!
posted: 04:51 pm
I wish Lesotho can climb onto their horses, wear blankets and score 2 quick goals so this game can go to extra time.
Abdul Parker is a Super star in Ethopia.
posted: 04:52 pm
Look who is performing Better Guys ?? Players who are playing week in and week out @ CAF championship League.. Thats Klate ManyisaMeyiwasegolela. Their are use in playing in "Artificial fields" Most african Countries have artificial Fields.. See the Benefits of Playing CAF football?? Zebras it add value to Your bafana.
posted: 04:56 pm
Manyisa played well today but i was very dissapointed to see him do a 'masibusane zongo'....dribling with no perpose..south african players need to understand...there is no room for 'lokshin' football@ international level u have to respect your opponents@ all times.....i think he just lost some points there kumqeqeshi.....
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