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Bernard Parker, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Katlego Mashego score as Bafana win

Posted: 8 June 2013 Time: 15:18

Bafana Bafana picked up three crucial points in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers with an impressive 3-0 win against Central African Republic in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Bernard Parker, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Katlego Mashego were the goalscorers in a game which South Africa dominated for large parts, though the ‘hosts’ were not without their chances.

Tshabalala had an early shot flash wide, before Momi had two half-chances – neither of which he was able to capitalise on.

Bafana got the crucial opener on 21 minutes, and it was a beauty!

‘Shabba’ weighted an excellent through-ball which Parker got to just before the keeper, sliding the ball under his body before slotting into the empty net.

May Mahlangu fired just wide not long after, but the second goal did come – and again it was a brilliant move from the South Africans on 42 minutes.

Tshabalala played a one-two with Tokelo Rantie before Shabba ran into the area and expertly rounded the goalie and fired into the back of the net from a tight angle.

Despite the two-goal lead, Bafana were not prepared to rest on their laurels and Parker could have netted two more after the restart, but on both occasions he fired straight at the keeper.

Ricardo Nunes also tested the last line of defence with a free-kick, before the dangerous Momi put his considerable weight around to test the South Africans.

First he showed a poor touch after a cross found him totally unmarked on the six-yard box, allowing Itumeleng Khune to gather, before blasting a powerful volley well over the bar.

Bafana had the final say though, with substitute Mashego heading home from close-range after some excellent work down the left by Oupa Manyisa.

Ultimately, it was a comfortable enough win for the visitors, though they remain two points behind group leaders Ethiopia following their 2-1 win away to Botswana earlier in the day.

SA starting XI: Khune - Ngcongca, Mathoho, Nthethe, Nunes - Mahlangu (Ntshumayelo 80th), Furman, Letsholonyane, Tshabalala - Parker (Mashego 63rd) - Rantie (Manyisa 57th)

CAR starting XI: ezzoat; Yamissi, Kethevoama, Kossingou, Anzite, Momi, Keita, Zimbori, Lignanzi, Youga, Dertin

Previous comments on this story...

CJB Ramses III
posted: 04:20 pm
Gold & Black Rhinoposted: 03:59 pm  |  Report
@CJB Ramses... Do you Have the Money to Go to Brazil? These No Railway Line Between South Africa and Brazil You'll Only Need SAA to go Brazil. Anyway you'll Get Something Since the Highest Paid Player Retired without Informing the Charman and Jokes Aside..... uBenni uyanidelela Mabhakaniya. The was a Group of a Choir Called CJB when i Grow-up Whe is it? Love & Peace.
My slave Gucci Man will be funding my trip to Brazil Rhino... We could also sell your horn Rhino mara doo.... you misplaced it on the TGV....

Mara Bejane, whats up with this compulsive bubble-gum preoccupation you have with The Dream Team...? Don't you know which team is which... are misfiring neurons in your hippocampus struggling to distinguish which team you should be obsessing over...?

It's unhealthy Bejane...
Al Capone
posted: 04:22 pm
F##k SABC!. These fools promised us da game bt nw they start blaming sports5....Nxa!!
posted: 04:23 pm
Ngumsunu uSABC kunye noSport5 lowo maan rhaaaa!!! Nxa!!!
jomo wa lwamondo matatani
posted: 04:29 pm
SABC ndi makaka o niwaho nga mbvula mxm
Champ stunner! (akula 2nd star ezothathwa lah)
posted: 04:31 pm
van parker
posted: 04:32 pm
Dankie Parker. 0-1
posted: 04:33 pm
I actually think Supersport r to blame, lyk one user said, how cn thy show us so many games arnd the world esp all england matches, but fail to show us our national football games.
Poor Man Feel It
posted: 04:35 pm
Go boys go. With mathoho in, no mistake.
posted: 04:37 pm
SABC 1 is jus struggling ppl lol iyadabukisa lento yabo, thy dnt hv funds it wud sim, always relying on cheap third party deals emakhoneni
we beat mazembe
posted: 04:40 pm
Ethiopia leading 2-1 with 9 minutes to go
we beat mazembe
posted: 04:42 pm
Ethiopia leading 2-1 with 9 minutes to go.bafana need ethiopia to at least draw
posted: 04:44 pm
thank God the pictures were back just in time for the 2nd goal... Go Bafana Bafana
tshipi ka bo yellow
posted: 04:45 pm
SABC is a disgust.
tshipi ka bo yellow
posted: 04:47 pm
SABC the last mickey mouse ever. I wonder what would be the excuse now. They failed to broadcast Rats-Mazembe game by hiding in the feeding source. Poor Tshepo and his analysts are far away from making me "watch" a game that's not ever broadcast like Thomas did. I watch Bigbrother the Chase and forget about this SABC. I'll get the results later.
posted: 04:50 pm
I think SABC mus stop sayin tht they will broadcast live game, instead they should say "if things go well we mit show the the game"
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 04:50 pm
Matt Bakaniya where you at,the guys u mentioned in the other post calling them cows have just scored,swallow your pride and back ur nation,Brazil here we come,we will deal with Ethiopia ourselves

South African trough and trough
we beat mazembe
posted: 04:54 pm
And Ethiopia wins 2-1 in Botswana to remain in control of the group
gotze p2
posted: 04:54 pm
sphiwe 'ntezimnandi' tshabalala 1 goal 1 assist. His the heartbeat of the league holders n now proving his character n steppin up for da nation.
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 04:56 pm
@CJM Ramses III.... Who's Your Slave Bhakaniya? Uyadelela Bhakaniya.... If Gucci Man is Your Slave!..... What is that Thing Called Dustbin King is Gonna be Called? Love & Peace.
Khosi lam
posted: 05:00 pm
Best player most Capped player Shabba shows his still the best player Vandag
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