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FULL-TIME: Australia 1-1 Bafana

Posted: 26 May 2014 Time: 11:14

Bafana Bafana played to a 1-1 draw against Australia in an international friendly in Sydney today. This way for all the action as it happened.

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FT: Australia 1 (Cahill 14') South Africa 1 (Patosi 13')

91' - Late scare for Meyiwa as an Australian header goes just wide of his left-hand post. SUB: Nhlapho (ON) for Serero (OFF)

90' - There will be 4 minutes of added time as the game peters out. 

88' - Lone striker Mthembu forced wide every time he has the ball with very little support from his teammates.

82' - BOOKING for Ngcongca, Bafana's first yellow card of the game. Aus 1-1 SA.

81' - Senzo gathers another attempt from range by Australia, a routine stop. Aus 1-1 SA.

76' - A frustrated Serero shoots over the crossbar as Bafana struggle to create clear scoring opportunities.

73' - The game has lost the excitement of the first half following a string of subs, mostly by Australia. Aus 1-1 SA.

69' - Zungu shoots from the edge of the box but it sails wide of the right-hand upright. Aus 1-1 SA.

63' - SUB for Bafana: Zwane (ON) for goalscorer Patosi (OFF). Aus 1-1 SA.

60' - SUB for Bafana: S Mthembu (ON) for Rantie (OFF)

58' - Bafana with quick, short passes around the edge of the area, Rantie eventually firing wide from a tight angle.

57' - Leckie beats Nthethe for pace but drags his shot wide of the left upright. Aus 1-1 SA.

55' - Australia have made a couple of changes already, Bafana have only brought on Zungu so far.

47' - Patosi comes close with a powerful long-range shot that goes just wide of the right-hand upright.

46' - SUB for Bafana: Zungu (ON) for Phala (OFF). The second half is underway.

Bafana bench: Williams, Mkhwanazi, Khumalo, Nhlapho, Zungu, Zwane, S. Mthembu

HT: Australia 1 (Cahill 14') South Africa 1 (Patosi 13')

33' - Hlompho Kekana tries another 'click, click, bang' but misfires way into row Z from 35 yards.

32' - Rantie gets to the edge of the area and lays it to Yeye, who bizarrely opts to cut it back when he should have shot.

28' - Serero shows a neat turn and picks out the onrushing Phala, whose shot is blocked. Serero looking good today.

27' - Australia looking more likely to score next and showing flair in attack as Senzo cuts out a dangerous square-ball.

21' - Senzo with yet another save as Australia continue to rain in the shots on goal. Aus 1-1 SA.

17 - Senzo is being kept busy in goal and produces another save diving to his right, but he was at fault for Australia's goal.

12' - GOAL!! Cahill rises above Meyiwa and powers home a header! Mathoho unable to keep it out on the line. Aus 1-1 SA.

11' - GOAL!! Patosi slots into the bottom-right corner after great work from Rantie! Aus 0-1 SA.

8' - Meyiwa with another save as the Aussies put massive pressure on Bafana's backline!

7' - Double save by Meyiwa! First diving to his left to keep out a delected shot then a point-blank header from a corner!

5' – Frenetic start to the game as Australia boss the play in the opening exchanges. 

1' – The match is underway. South Africa in white and Australia in gold.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane will captain the side as Gordon Igesund prepares for what could be his second-last game in charge.

Thulani Serero says the team is ready to "shock everyone" today.

Australia XI: Ryan, Franjic, McGowan, Wilkinson, Davidson, Holland, Milligan, Troisi, Oar, Cahill (c), Leckie

Bafana XI: Meyiwa, Ngcongca, Nthethe, Mathoho, Mokeke, Phala, Kekana, Yeye (c), Patosi, Serero, Rantie

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Livefyre comments on this story...

mooki12
posted: 2014-05-26 09:24:37

tjo! tjo! tjo! MEYIWA !!!!!

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-26 09:25:41

mooki12 when is the benefit game? Who buys you bundles?


spice
posted: 2014-05-26 09:28:47

This is the first of two benefit matches for out-going Bafana coach, Gordon "Clueless" Igesund

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-26 09:31:26

spice Lol hehehe... They should have taken Tsiki-tsiki along, he's been waiting kaloku


deleted_21083860_deleted_21083860_SisterP
posted: 2014-05-26 09:36:04

Good luck to the players.

spice
posted: 2014-05-26 09:37:57

Phenyoza spice Stop dissing my legend wena lol Ey kudlaliwe ngo Mooki

Braveheart de XVI
posted: 2014-05-26 09:39:36

Mxm Yeye?

spice
posted: 2014-05-26 09:40:09

Heavy Nasty Merrick Hey that's your captain wena lol show some respect hahaha

LOBOLA
posted: 2014-05-26 09:40:41

Itseems  like BAFAANA   means    business  like the   -BANYAANAS WHO THRASED   THE  COMOROS 10  GOALS  TO  ZERO..


BESIDES, Is ingesund immitation  the  jerseys  of the  GHANA  BLACK STARS or  sumtin?  I am  talking abt the   white  jerseys..Anyway  god  luck  Bafaana Bafaana..

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-05-26 09:42:00

Follow our live updates right here.... .....  ... 


WHERE?

TshonoM
posted: 2014-05-26 09:45:50

This guy used to posses some great football till baxter came, now chiefs just kicks the ball and hopes for the ball to end up in the back of the net.

Braveheart de XVI
posted: 2014-05-26 09:49:12

spice Heavy Nasty Merrick He's off form tata I'll respect him when he has regained his form now he is a cow

LOBOLA
posted: 2014-05-26 09:50:26

well saved   by  MEYIWA    Good  GOAL  KEEPER .

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-26 09:50:56

LOBOLA we're making saves already? tjo


Sgegede
posted: 2014-05-26 09:51:09

Eish these ausis are quick tjyo, its going to be a busy day for the Boys, it will be a good learning experience for them.

Braveheart de XVI
posted: 2014-05-26 09:52:24

Phenyoza LOBOLA hahaha thanks God I'm not watching that match

Click_
posted: 2014-05-26 09:52:56

Beyonce Knowles captain of SA?

Jay-Z president of SA?

Sh!t I need to move to Australia..

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-26 09:52:56

Let's see who's not employed...


Update us and drop me your CV gents

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-26 09:53:59

Heavy Nasty Merrick Phenyoza LOBOLA Lol me too... It seems like we are going to get hammered


Sgegede
posted: 2014-05-26 09:55:41

Goal BB 1 Ayanda Patosi


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