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Tlou Segolela scores twice as South Africa beat Lesotho

Posted: 2 June 2013 Time: 15:50

Tlou Segolela scored both goals as Bafana Bafana coasted to a 2-0 friendly win against Lesotho in Maseru on Sunday afternoon.

Coach Gordon Igesund fielded a vastly different side with one eye on the two 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Central Africa Republic and Ethiopia, but still managed to achieve get the desired result and see his charges rack up some valuable game-time.

Predictably, it was all the visitors in the opening exchanges, though the wind and artificial pitch hardly made things easy.

Bernard Parker had the first half-chance on 10 minutes when he rose highest at the back-post to meet Siphiwe Tshabalala’s cross, but his effort lacked power and was easily gathered by Kholuoe Phasumane.

A minute later and Katlego Mashego should have opened the scoring when ‘Shabba’ played him in, but he struggled to get the ball out from under his feet and dragged his shot inches wide of goal.

Oupa Manyisa fired a powerful effort narrowly over shortly afterwards, before Parker again miscued a header – the wind wreaking havoc with the Bafana striker’s timing.

Segolela scuffed a shot from the edge of the area, before Parker’s free-kick, just past the half-hour mark, hit the crossbar, with Phasumane making an excellent save to keep out Mashego’s follow-up header.

Lesotho had some good chances towards the end of the half, but on both occasions Thulo Ranchobe was denied by Wayne Sandilands.

Bafana eventually had the ball in the back of the net when Segolela tapped home Tshabalala's cross-cum-shot on the stroke of half-time, though replays suggest he was marginally offside.

Igesund brought Senzo Meyiwa, Tefu Mashamaite and Daine Klate on at the start of the second half and, after a slow start, Bafana eventually got into gear and extended their lead on the hour-mark.

Segolela was again the scorer, doing brilliantly to turn and shoot into the far corner after the Lesotho goalie had dropped Daine Klate’s cross.

And it should have been 3-0 on 67 minutes when Parker was played clean through on goal but, having chipped the ball over the onrushing Phasumane, his shot was cleared off the line as the ball held up on the pitch and into the wind.

Lesotho sent a warning to Bafana that they weren’t about to roll over when substitute Katlego Moleko fired a shot from range which came back off the crossbar.

They came even closer on 81 minutes when Meyiwa tipped Mashego’s shot against the upright, but Bafana did enough to see off the late threat and cruise to victory.

Lesotho starting XI: Phasumane, Maswalle, Mothoana, Ntobo, Maple, Mokhakhane, Mofolo, Ranchobe, Marabe, Potloame, Lekhooman

South Africa starting XI: Sandilands (Meyiwa 46th), Ngcongca, Nunes (Langerman 56th), Nthethe, Mathoho (Mashamaite 46th), Furman, Segolela (Henyekane 75th), Manyisa, Tshabalala (Ntshumayelo 82nd), Parker, Mashego (Klate 46th)

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Previous comments on this story...

we beat mazembe
posted: 05:26 pm
Its funny how chiefs supporters criticize the likes of sandilands,tlou,manyisa,langerman,nthete,mashego but nothing is said of parker and his misses.

Useless running around from Tshabalala and lastly the ridiculous singing from our so-called 'permanent captain'.

The truth is there for all to see.Every pirates player who gets selected contributes well.

Gordon should select wisely
Wow!!!Chiefs!!!
posted: 05:30 pm
phala plays very well at Platinyam Stars but is a flop at Bafana Bafana BaChiefs ,Segolela the future Chiefs star was far better than the aimless run in Bafana jersey , i mean Phala
chiefSpencer
posted: 05:32 pm
Believe it or not BB is playng good, GI knows wht is doing, but Parker needs competition nd I see no body that's can compete with him that's why he's relaxd. Khune can still rest on the next match, but (Meyiwa) I'm worried about those chances thts struck the polls.
lepelle
posted: 05:33 pm
pirates took 7 years without a single cup since 2004 to 2010,kaizer chiefs's last threble was in 2001 when they win Mandela cup(African cup winners cup),Bp top 8 and coca cola cup,we are the first in soutrh Africa to win treble without a league but with a Continantal Cup and the first to be named Team of Africa in South Africa by CAF,
le reng dimpsa tsa goithuta ball in 2010
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 05:37 pm
damn,diane Klate is so awful Gordon doesnt even trust him by starting wit him against lesotho. Thats enough evidence ryt ther that diane is not international football material. That cow is there just to please these gorillas .
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 05:41 pm
Ouma manyisa was truely awful. Mokotjo is 10 times better than this backpassing machine!! He kept on losing balls faster than khoza lost his teeth. He will cost us against CAR and ethiopia the same way he cost us against botswana.
brizee28
posted: 05:42 pm
he he lol segolela just gave pie- rats fans something to talk about a month of silence aaiih shame mara ba tla ba strong
khosi 4 life
i love bafana bafana
Carlito
posted: 05:51 pm
@ Lepelle, plastic trophies doesn't make a treble, Chiefs hav never won a treble, u should check da criteria that is being used, the whole motaung family knows very well dat treble is a dream at naturena.

FEW FACT ABOUT ORLANDO PIRATES REGARDING DOMESTIC TREBLE

• They are the only team in South africa to win a treble

• Orlando Pirates has won treble 4 times

1973, 1975,2011,2012

• They are the only team in the WORLD to win a double treble back-to-back

• They are the only Southern hemisphere team to ever won the CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

WE ARE THE TREBLE CHAMPIONS
Anti-Zebra
posted: 05:53 pm
Isn't it ironic....

Not so long ago they were slamming us for being unpatriotic.

Today they are showing us how patriotic they are

There is a text in Bible where Jesus said, "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's [in this case thy rival] eye."

Enough said
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 05:58 pm
what makes these gorillas so sure that they will get a second star if their star players can't even break into bafana?
Magical.Left.Leg
posted: 05:58 pm
secowlela ran so fast the lines man couldn't even see he was in an offside position
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 06:01 pm
does anyone have any idea where that Maminzela is? That thing needs to bless our ears with by singing us the the zambian national anthem .
Magical.Left.Leg
posted: 06:04 pm
carlito don't tell us about the past...because if I would say no one has won the league in south Africa11 times but khosination, you would say its old facts lets rather talk about this season.. what have you won this season bhaka bhaka? besides penalties.
xakekile.com
posted: 06:06 pm
The only team in the world to win back to back treble.
jackino
posted: 06:12 pm
@Carlito, since when was bt top8,coca cola cup,caf cup a plastic cups? the treble that u bucs supporters boast about is then plastic cos those are domestic cups?...sore loser....
Chiefs is in the history books of CAF for winning caf cup in 2001, when they mention caf competitions winners Chiefs name also come up!!!!...deal with it....
thnx @Lepelle for educating the so called supporters who started supporting soccer very late....
Thininho
posted: 06:13 pm
This shows that we were playing weak opponents...even Secowlela scored a brace...
jackino
posted: 06:17 pm
Joe Frickleton as Chiefs coach won all trophies on offer in either 1984 or 1985 (i stand to be corrected on the year) but fact is Chiefs is the only team to have won all trophies on offer in SA soccer in one season....
jackino
posted: 06:19 pm
its in 1984 here are the honours for that year:* Castle League champions
* Mainstay Cup champions
* JPS Knock-out champions
* Sales House Cup champions.....
nonhle
posted: 06:19 pm
wht a gret game kip up on da gd wrk cch n d rst o4 ur byz ntshumayelo z caming wtch da spce
Takesure RDS
posted: 06:22 pm
I told them ufile fi uVEYE letsholonyane
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