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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: 10:13 pm
I am sitting at Euro, so did not see the game. Are people in SA aware that even if we win our next two games we will only have FOUR - yes FOUR - points towards the best-placed second team and with four points it is 99.999 per cent certain we can't qualify? With other words, our dismal record at the Nations Cup has sunk - I did not think it was even more sinkable after the disasters of the last few competitions.
Anonymous
posted: 12:33 am
Y can't they just nullify the whole squad, and give others a chace to earn something from the national squad, there's no difference between bafana and cosmos or leopards, even abnyana were going to do something betta than these money mongers
Coach Mohammed Kiwanuka (076333227)
posted: 02:03 am
Come-on guys I meant "Enemy" as in football rivals or opponents who we never seem to overcome. Or must I say 'to whom we always surrender our points.' Bafana Bafana is a disgraceful lot whose performances leave our mouths bitter. Even our hands tremble while we write about them. Forgive me.
Anonymous
posted: 02:16 am
I'm not going to talk about Bafana Bo-Majesa's perfomance anymore coz the current team does not have a clinical finisher,Society Against Fotball Achievement AKA SAFA should sallow their pride and apologise to Benni,otherwise forget it...what are this misfiring strikers going to do against more ttactically good sides like the overrated Nigerians and Equatorial Guinea? anyways all i wanty to say is,Nigerians stop talking about xenophobia here,why are you bitter?lets talk football,Nigeria has worse things that we cant even mention here,right now,the record of the world's most corrupt man is held by a Nigerian(Sania Bacha,the name speling is wrong) but my neighbours are not saying anything about it,and we know that a lot of crooks are nigerian,i still believe that a Nigerian free Botswana and South Africa will be crime free..so guys Nigeria is doing well in soccer,they are getting scrupy wins but you are not better than anybody and stop pretending
Anonymous
posted: 02:42 am
Mara these people of SA national team we call "Players" are so disapointing, I'm even scared to call them players. I'm convinced that Nigeria national team for women can battle it out with these fancy celebrities they call themselves players.I urge the national team selectors to select and rotate every south african player so that they can feel what these "people" are feeling.Rotate every playa including the mvela and vodacom league players because these "sisters" are not representing us, but their pockets.
Anonymous
posted: 03:01 am
I gave up supporting bafana, I keep asking myself who are they going to beat if they cant beat a team like Siera Leone. I suggest they must all retire and start acting and/or advertising 4 2010 world cup.Teko already got one, the rest must follow suit.Amabokoboko 26-0 Italy
Anonymous
posted: 03:25 am
I wish Soccer Laduma not to interview any of the players who were beaten (Bafana), I mean who drew with Leone Starts because they speak the same nonesense everytime they lost, I mean everytime they play because they are always beaten.Their qoute away from home "the pitch was blah blah,...It was too hot",then Bafana at home "We created so many chances but failed to convert them, nonsense, who is going to convert them,What are they learning from practice, they keep repeating the same mistake...."sometimes you need luck to win games", Lady luck, blah blah", DAMN
Anonymous
posted: 03:32 am
The last boring part from players who are being interviewed is "I DON'T CARE" . Mostly, these are the words of players who turns big-headed, some end up saying I dont play for supporters I play for,...
Anonymous
posted: 07:49 am
Its easy to blame the players, and sometimes I don't think there is enough passion and committment among them - but until our soccer officials learn that you don't start at the top, you start at the bottom - we will always be average. Where are our development structures? Nigeria's U17 team wins the World Cup, our U17's...who are they? Where are our U20 and U23 players? We expect players to suddenly start playing international soccer when they are 26! Please tell me why Matthew Booth and Glen Salmon - 2 players who have been playing overseas, and getting experience for years, are not picked? Because they are white? Both are tall and would have done something at those 14 corners...sometimes we want to play pretty soccer instead of winning soccer. Well done Nigeria. We support you as Africans - and because we can't win the WC 2010 - we hope one of our African brothers wins it (Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroun, Egypt). SAFA please leave the building!
Anonymous
posted: 08:17 am
SANTANA WA BAEZA..FANTENI WAS NOT DOING MUCH BUT U TOOK AGES TO PULL HIM OUT..WE NEEDED TSHABALALA, BUT NO, U PUT IN BUCKLEY AND TSABANGU..THE TEAM WAS TRYING BUT SANTANA WAS FLOPPING..DIDN'T READ THE GAME WELL..FANTENI WAS MISSING GOALS AND HE WAS BAD WHEN PASSING THE BALL HE WAS ALWAYS OFF..BRYCE MOON HAD BAD CROSSES, SANTANA U R LOSING...PUT BACK TSHABALALA..FRANSMAN WAS BAD THIS TIME..HE WAS RUSHING TO KICK THE BALL FORWAD UNDER NO PRESSURE, NOBODY TOLD HIM TO RELAX...SANTANA U FAILED TO READ THE GAME...
Anonymous
posted: 08:26 am
This results have shown, after all , that Sierra Leone is also a force to be reckoned with in soccer and the blind and unschooled South African sportswriter who referred to us as "Penniless nobodies" should be made to eat back his words raw.

These two results will teach the rest of Africa that if the LEONE STARS had been receiving the encouragement and financial incentives other nations enjoy, Sierra Leone would have been sitting right there at the top of African football.

Anonymous
posted: 09:04 am
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.” Bull S***.

Until when are we going to prepare for 2010? TT says that were robbed. Are you talking about the disallowed goal? If we converted our clear cut chances we could have wrapped the game in the first half and stop blaming the referee. Games are won by goals not ball possession. SL playaz could not even connect passes as they kept giving away the ball. The coach says we need 6 points in the remaining games but I don't see us beating Nigeria anytime soon. The Man of the match award should have been given to SL goalkeeper for his heroic saves and like a soldier he wanted to die in the field, and at least he could buy a nice jersey for himself.

1 last thing that bothers me is the double standards of FIFA. Did you see the under garments of most SL playas? The colours were not matching the top ones but the referee and fourth official did nothing about it.
Anonymous
posted: 10:29 am
Yesterday was the last straw for me! I can honestly say that i will never support Bafana Bafana ever again. The powers in charge are really making us look like clouns.

Khune is a good goal keeper, but for heaven sake Fernandez is playing in the top leagues in Europe. Does anyone know Fernandez is linked to 2 big teams in Germany and 3 mid table teams in England? That for me says a lot.
Buckley, coming on in the last 10 minutes? (crazy!)

I don't see this team progressing to the seocnd round of the world vup in 2010, not until all thise monkeys at SAFA are fired! As for Santana, I'll still give him chance, but Pitso; Kompela and co needs to go.

I've always loved watching my national team play, Yesterday I even dodge my wife to go and watch the game, and as always a very dissapointing performance!

I'm honestly saddened by the fact the we were once a power house in African football. Now we're a bunch of clouns who thinks we are big!

Good bye Bafana
Anonymous
posted: 01:31 pm
HA HA!GOOD ONE VUSI!BUT U SHOULD KNOW THAT ZIM IS WINNING EVEN THOUGH THEIR ZIM DOLLAR Z LOW!!LOL
Anonymous
posted: 01:42 pm
HEY RICARDO EVEN IF U SAY U WONT SUPPORT BAFANA IT WILL STILL B YOURS COZ U ARE SOUTH AFRICAN!DON RUN AWAY FROM BO-MAJESA (AS THEY ARE NOW CALLED).DON HAVE TOO MUCH HIGH HOPES THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT.I WISH U SOUTH AFRICANS GOODLUCK 4 YO 2010
Anonymous
posted: 01:44 pm
maybe Santana needs an increment 4 his salary.HOW ABOUT 4MILLION GUYS!MAYBE HE WILL EVEN PULL HIS SOCKS ON HIS ENGLISH!!
Anonymous
posted: 03:11 pm
Majalweng,

U are a MAD man..we will control ur country,take the best of the land and live the best life there is .Y? cos we are nigerians and we do it BIG any where we go..either u call it crime or otherwise,ur girls sure love the papers when dey come flowing.

The only tin remaining is to recolonise u,and we are silently perfecting the strategy..take over ur government,nationalise bafana bafana,and turn them to a winning team in time to win the world cup..the only snag here is ,most of the national team players will bear nigerian names..but we will put a smile on ur weather beaten face..thats if u even have one.

For my remaining south african brothers,i say very sorry,but ur team needs all the support now.Trust us,we will play the return leg with a weakened team..our little contribution to the south african cause..u just have to be in Angola!
Anonymous
posted: 05:00 pm
Well, "The penniless nobodies" have delivered the boot on South Africa ! ! On a day that every Sierra Leonean should scream out in pride, our much-underrated LEONE STARS HAVE GONE AND DONE IT AGAIN . One week after they stunned the soccer aristocrats in Freetown , they blanked out the highly-rated SOUTH AFRICANS again , this time on their own soil , destroying their hopes of ever reaching the African Nations Cup with a shocking 0-0 draw in Pretoria today.
With their 1-0 victory last week in Freetown and 0-0 today with South Africa, Leone Stars have come back from the dead not only to leave indelible marks on this year's World Cup/African Nations Qualifying series, but blast the doors of qualification wide-open.

Anonymous
posted: 06:31 pm
Eish! re tla bolawa ke Ma I'vory coast, re mo mathateng gopieno, South Africans you are better our situation is so bad, Ditlou di bolaya dipitse tsa rona setlhogo. Eish!!!!God save our Zebras!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 06:35 pm
Bannabagolo bo Toure, bo Zokora, ka ditedu mo baneng!
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