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Bafana Bafana beat Kenya in international friendly

Posted: 16 October 2012 Time: 19:55

It took an own-goal to secure victory, but Bafana Bafana eventually got the job done against a plucky Kenyan side in an international friendly in Nairobi.

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The South Africans led at the break through Tokelo Rantie, but Kenya equalised from the spot through Dennis Oliech. However, an own-goal from Christopher Wekesa proved the decisive moment of the match.

Bafana should have been two goals to the good before the opening goal, with Siphiwe Tshabalala missing a sitter from six yards out, before Rantie skewed a drive wide when ‘Shabba’ partially cleared cross fell at his feet on the edge of the area.

However, the Swedish-based striker made no mistake on 20 minutes, expertly finishing past goalkeeper Origi after a great pass from Lerato Chabangu.

Nine minute later and Rantie almost had another – his clever take from a throw-in saw him beat one defender, but his shot was straight at the Kenyan number one.

Rantie had another chance on 38 minutes, but his long-range header lacked the pace to trouble the goalkeeper.

Kenya thought they had a penalty just before the break when their striker went down under a challenge from Siyabonga Sangweni, but the referee adjudged it a dive instead and booked the player for simulation.

Bafana were forced into an early change when Sifiso Myeni came on for a ‘dizzy’ Tshabalala at the start of the second half – a half which was very scrappy to start with an lacked the intensity of the first 45.

The first real chance came on the hour-mark when Dino Ndlovu, who had just come on for Tokelo Rantie, hit the post from close-range after a goalmouth scramble from Ricardo Nunes’ corner-kick.

Two minutes later and Dean Furman was at the end of a nice build-up, but his shot from the edge of the area hardly troubled the goalie.

Then, on 72 minutes, Kenya equalised from the penalty spot through Dennis Oliech, who converted after Bongani Khumalo was blown up for hand-ball.

However, the lead lasted but three minutes as Kenyan centre-back Christopher Wekesa headed into his own net from Bernard Parker’s ball across the face of goal.

The hosts pushed hard for an equaliser, with substitute Orito missing a free header with 10 minutes to go, while Bafana had a lucky escape when Wayne Sandilands flapped at the ball, but it went out for a goal-kick instead.

Kenya starting XI: Origi, Asike, Kokoyo, Mandela, Wekesa, Wanyama, Osiako, Opiyo, Kahata, Oliech, Kemboi

Subs used: Wafula, Timbe, Monday, Arita, Situma

SA starting XI: Sandilands, Nthethe, Sangweni, Khumalo, Nunes, Chabangu, Furman, Dikgacoi, Tshabalala, Parker, Rantie

Subs used: Myeni, Ndlovu, Manyisa, Fransman

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Previous comments on this story...

El Sol
posted: 08:19 pm
Lerato Chabangu & Dean Furman were better perfomers above the rest, KG must make way 4 either Yeye/Chain'Snatcher, Dino take it eezy on those pillz, Khumalo wuld make a great basketball playa, oh en Myeni (thou talented) isnt ready 4 the Bafana challenge, Manyisa is just adding numberz (teeth) on dat squad.> offside>owngoal lets celebrate SA.
Gucci Man
posted: 08:20 pm
Sangweni still my favorite player from Cowfair , however recently I've noticed that the wheels are starting to come off..
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 08:21 pm
Gucci Manposted: 08:14 pm | Report
Lerato Chabangu.....should be playing for Amabeneplaas
Dino Ndlovu..............should just go back to Israel and continue making headlines there. I don't see anything special about this dude.
George Lebese.......doesn't deserve to wear Bafana Bafana jersey unless he goes to Totalsports buy his own gear. Even though he didn't play tonight but he should improve at club level. He still on track at club level not national team...no,.no
Siphiwe Tshabalala.........needs a rest
Sifiso Myeni.........too soon , nothing can justify his inclusion in our national team
Moeneeph Josephs......will always be a benchwarmer until Julius Malema becomes a president of SA.
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You are being a racist now Khosi, why don't you say something about Manyisa?

Manyisa..... He must improve his time wasting abilities, just in case when we need him for time wasting tactics.
Anti-Zebra
posted: 08:21 pm
After the SPCA launched a case against Arthur Baartman for kicking Yeye, he (Yeye) was unavailable for selection today.
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 08:22 pm
REDBAD1937

since i welcomed you, i neva saw your post...once again welcome

lets continue to push Bucs agenda, anywhere we feel like it

"even cows lyk George Lebese are selected to the national team...bafana bafana has realy gone to the dogs", Tshepho Masilela
Spawtz Fanatic
posted: 08:23 pm
Still in Prep Mode but i like the fact that we are adjusting to different environments.. bodes well for us! Well Done..
Bofolla Safety Belt Reja Joy Makhosi
posted: 08:24 pm
Now the focus is back to the other national team which is playing on Friday.
Mjay.com
posted: 08:25 pm
I had trust in Igesund prior to his appointment as de head coach dat he can lead us to greener pastures bt after 2dae s game against kenya my trust is fading away.Really i start 2 qsxn wat is it dat is special abt KG dat Gordon c cos rily according 2 me he dsnt add any value 2 de NT infact he is nt evn close 2 being a NT material.Wel dis thng of G.I settlng 4 mediocrity is really bad cos is gonna cost us a lot luking at de fact dat we hav better players who cn perform beta dan KG.De lyks of Yeye 4 example. De concern dat i hav abt GI is his Malicious decision wen cuming 2 substitutions and late substitution as wel.
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 08:29 pm
In South African they would have credited ParCow with that own goal and only SA can that happen.

This underscores one part about him that many if not all all the goals/tap ins he scored they were own goals from defenders and commentators and the league credited him.

This afternoon it proved that he's a cow and the less said about the one-goal-wonder and para-olympian Shabba the better.

Question to AmaCowzis, what did Nyawana do in the past 3 to 4 matches for BB let alone for CowZer Chimps?
Anti-Zebra
posted: 08:32 pm
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach posted:

REDBAD1937

since i welcomed you, i neva saw your
post...once again welcome

lets continue to push Bucs agenda, anywhere
we feel like it

"even cows lyk George Lebese are selected
to the national team...bafana bafana has
realy gone to the dogs", Tshepho Masilela
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I am certain that Tsepho Masilela was not talking about George Lebese when he was talking about 'dogs'. Lebese is no dog. With all due respect, he is a cow. The dog that Mr Injury was referring to is Yeye who was kicked by Arthur Baartman who is still taken to court by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for that incident.
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 08:35 pm
I believe Tokelo Rantie and Parker combination could work for Bafana Bafana and should be tried more often..!! As for Shabba I believe the guy is finished,,, no offence intended..!!!
Gucci Man
posted: 08:37 pm
Starting line-up for Amabeneplaas
Nick name (AmabhaCow-bhaCow)

Goalkeeper: Senzo Meyiwa
Defenders: Rooi Mahamutsa,Robyn Johannes,Vuyo Mere,Thamsanqa Teyise
Midfielders: Diane Klate,Tlou Segolela,Hlompho Kekana, Surprise Moriri
Strikers: Bongani Ndulula,Ndumiso Mabena

Bench warmers: Moeneeph Josephs, Bennie Mcflurry , Oupa Manyisa,Andile Jali,
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 08:38 pm
But Parker is a real cow though
La_BUCANERO
posted: 08:42 pm
I wudnt say ease cowditor (although that shud hav bn the case)
Anti-Zebra
posted: 08:42 pm
Tolly.ba.Thathe posted: 08:29 pm

In South African they would have credited ParCow with that own goal and only SA can that happen.

This underscores one part about him that many if not all all the goals/tap ins he scored they were own goals from defenders and commentators and the league credited him. This afternoon it proved that he's a cow and the less said about the one-goal-wonder and para-olympian Shabba the better.

Question to AmaCowzis, what did Nyawana do in the past 3 to 4 matches for BB let alone for CowZer Chimps?
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You are on point. The goal which was scored by the Mozambiquen 19 year old goalkeeper was also credited to Parcow. But let's not take it away from him because he had not scored a goal at international level since 2009. He has some catching up to do.

As for Nyawana, were you not watching the game? He does not play for Bafana anymore. He plays for Kenya. Our defenders were under pressure from this attacker
Gucci Man
posted: 08:44 pm
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist

posted: 08:38 pm | Report
But Parker is a real cow though
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That cow is currently the leading goal scorer in PSL .
He has score 9 goals .

If Parker is a cow then Ndumiso Mabena,Bongani Ndulula , Collins Nyofonyofo Mbesumba,Bunny Mcflury ,Takesure Chinyama............manure
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 08:45 pm
Chiefs players only perform most important games not with average African countries.
ZebraHunter
posted: 08:45 pm
Win meaningless friendlies as usual and lose where it matters, still keeping dead wood instead of young talent. Gordon is heading Pitso's way.
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 08:45 pm
Why did the Vlakplaas strategist Gordon Malan, substitute players in the dying minutes of the game against a lowly ranked team? Was he buying time so that we will not draw?

Caps are valuable, they must not be given willy nilly because in the long run they come back to bite us. Expirience in the international level is gained through minutes played not through caps. What is the use of adding caps to the likes of Manyisa & Fransman if they are to spend less than a minute on the field. Both did not touch the game but in the future the seconds spent on that field would be mistakenly deemed as expirience.

What is the logic of substituting Shabangu with Manyisa? The same happened against Poland, Mfenenyana was the unfortunate one in that game. Why substite Parker for a defender? If we want to consolidate a win against Kenya, I wonder what will we consolidate against strong opposition in a competitive match. Are we going to consolidate a 7-0 loss where we will celebrate it as better han 10-0?

Gordon is clueless, period.
smambo
posted: 08:49 pm
Another uncovincing game from Bafana ,unable to dictate things in the middle ,crosses not finding the target,I wish our players can put effort on game its very dissapointing for me.there is still a long way to go 4 Gordons team, they should try to create more scoring opportunities.I am looking forward for game against Zambia, SAFA SHOULD ORGANISE MORE GAMES
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