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Posted: 10 October 2010 Time: 20:45

South Africa are at the top of Group G with four points after playing to a 0-0 draw against Sierra Leone in Freetown.

Pitso Mosimane's troops and Sierra Leone went into this match knowing that they had to give nothing away to better their qualifying chances of the 2012 continental showpiece after receiving the news that Niger thumped group favorites Egypt 1-0.

Bafana Bafana are now in a comfortable position in the group as they are on four points and the seven times African champions Egypt's slip up in Niamey opened the group even wider and makes it more competitive than it was on paper.

Coach Pitso Mosimane made one change in the team that beat Niger in the last game.

This saw Teko Modise taking the place of the injured Steven Pienaar in midfield and the match went to half-time with scores tied at 0-0 after the home team and their partizan crowd did what they could to catch Bafana out.

The second-half followed in a similar manner, and despite Sierra Leone having a fair share of possession, the South African defence stood strong and the game ended goalless.

Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was voted the Man of the Match for three outstanding saves.

The pitch was in poor condition but the home team seemed to cope better in extremely hot conditions.

Bafana will be very happy for getting a point from this match.

After this weekend’s matches South Africa head Group G on 4 points followed by Niger on 3 points then Sierra Leone on 2 points with Egypt on 1 point at the bottom.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:31 pm
Well done to Pitso and the boys.The less said about those stoogies at SABC (South African Bloody Clowns) the better.They are an embarrasment to the nation as whole.
posted: 09:35 pm
Well done boyz one point is better than nothing.
posted: 09:41 pm
this report, word for word, appears on Goal.com. Who's cutting and pasting?
posted: 09:53 pm
Well done Bafana - one point from Freetown is a good result. We need to capitalise on the failings of Egypt and beat them well in that game. Hope Teko is feeling a little more confident and will now start taking his destinity in his own hands. As for the coverage of the game, SABC is really proving to be useless after the World Cup and one wonders how they could have pulled off a world class event but still fail with the bread and butter games. I was very disappointed in the various websites for not having live scores on this game or even an update service on the web (including Kickoff and Supersport. Similarly no radio broadcasts. No wonder soccer is struggling compared to rugby in this country.
posted: 09:54 pm
Shame editor i can see from this report that u didnt watch the game as well, are u gona do the player rating staff, or u just gona copy and paste from other sites?
posted: 09:55 pm
Well done boyz,SABC you must pull up your socks most of us are depending to you.
posted: 09:56 pm
pitso is the shit, how can he be happy for the draw against S.leon
posted: 10:00 pm
Well done bafana but we wanted a win
posted: 10:12 pm
Good result away, sad that most fans couldnt catch the action. Sabc is run by a bunch of clowns.
Tshwane Derby
posted: 10:16 pm
Kick off who send you this via MMS? cos you and the USELESS Public broardcaster were never there.
posted: 10:20 pm
It's not the best of results but 1 point is better that nothing. The less said about SABC, the better, now we won't know whether BB deserved the 1 ponit or not.......
posted: 10:41 pm
well done boyz its better than a loose,pitso mosimane please use the navigator teko modise this boy has got talent,he has been there for squad but now people are saying this and that about him.agg
posted: 10:43 pm
Bad results, a win would have atleast separated us from the other three. The standings now can go either way. SABoringClowns, no comment.
posted: 10:46 pm
There is nothing here. I can't read a thing. Was this a telegram or message or mxit msg.
posted: 01:54 am
You can save yourselves,

Read here: http://upthebirds.blogspot.com/

To see what you can do to save yourselves from the SABC, now officially renamed the South African Babalas Corporation.
posted: 04:46 am
welldone bafana. Keep it up.
posted: 06:08 am
Shocker Niger beats egypt
posted: 06:24 am
well done Mr Mosimane and his boys for strive to get at least one point in such a blazing hot weather and poor condition pitch.
Keep it up...
posted: 06:32 am
Well done bafana!
posted: 06:46 am
SABC is bullshit they always and dissapoint is time safa change the broadcaster
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