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Match report: South Africa 2 Burkina Faso 0

Posted: 17 August 2013 Time: 15:34

Bafana Bafana made up for their loss to Nigeria with a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso on Saturday at Soccer City.

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Siphiwe Tshabalala got the opener in the 22nd minute, before Lerato Chabangu finally made it 2-0 in injury time.

It would not be an understatement to say it was a walk in the park for Gordon Igesund’s men as they made up for their 2-0 defeat to Nigeria midweek – although they wasted a lot of scoring chances.

As early as the third minute, Bafana were on the attack, with David Mathebula breaking free from the right and feeding the ball to Bernard Parker, but he took too much time on the ball an in the end was dispossessed.

Four minutes later, Bongani Zungu set up Mathebula with a fine pass, but ‘DVD’ ballooned his shot over the bar.

Bafana continued to pile the pressure on the West Africans and it came as no surprise when Siphiwe Tshabalala broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute, giving Bafana a well-deserved lead.

Mathebula, Zungu and ‘Shabba’ combined well, with the latter turning around the defence and firing home to Kabore Mohamed’s right.

That was Tshabalala’s 12th goal in 81 caps for the national team.

The closest Burkina Faso came to a goal was in the 37th minute when Sango Alassane put in a cross and Tiendrebeogo Ipias got in front of the Bafana defenders, but he headed over the bar.

Before the break, Reneilwe Letsholonyane combined with Zungu and his classy lob beat the goalkeeper, but not the upright.

Moments later, Bernard Parker tested the keeper with a left-footed shot but Kabore was equal to the task.

Bafana went to the break leading 1-0.

After the break, the pace of the game slowed but Bafana continued to dominate. However, they were let down by the final touch.

In the 51st minute, Letsholonyane, Zungu and Mathebula combined again to devastating effect but ‘Yeye’ failed to hit the target, with a Burkina Faso defender stretching out to block his attempt.

Bafana looked good for another goal in the 61st minute, but for the umpteenth time failed to put the game beyond doubt. Letsholonyane found his way around the defenders in the box and passed on the ball to Shabba, but the midfielder’s attempt to curve the ball around the keeper was in vain.

10 minutes later, Bafana were awarded a free-kick and left-back Marc Van Heerden stepped up, but he was unlucky when his shot hit the crossbar.

Burkina Faso finally put up a fight towards the end of the match, but Bafana grabbed a second at the death with Luyolo Nomandela finishing off on the line following up Lerato Chabangu’s shot.

Bafana line-up: Khune, Hlatshwayo, Van Heerden, Mkhwanazi (Gumede 70th), Nthethe, Kekana, Zungu (Manyama 56th), Letsholonyane, Parker, Mathebula (Chabangu 58th), Tshabalala (Nomandela 83rd)

Burkina Faso line-up: Kabore, Alasanne, Issa, Pierre, Dayo Issouf, Traore Sidiki (Soma 74th), Bayala Cyrille (Kabore Issouf 80th), Barro Sidiki, Adama, Ipias, Dumarou (Zoungrana 62nd)

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 03:49 pm
Cnt wait for bhakaniya to makE madiba proud once again.......
like it 4da Pirates
posted: 03:50 pm
who were the youngsters in this game? GI trying to save his whit @@@ss?
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 03:51 pm
Nyawana cn b a super star, all he needs is an artificial right foot plus he is still a youngster
posted: 03:51 pm
Welldone boyz,now for Bucs to do da business as well.
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 03:52 pm
Fifa Should invistigate who stole the Money of Orlando Pirates and left the Team Bankcrupt in 1984.
That Person have Pink Twitte Lips May'be you Know that Charman Bhakaniya Lam elihle.
Love & Peace.
soccerman 4rm planet futbol
posted: 03:53 pm
did not see young starz in this match
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 03:54 pm
I don't want to say they are young cause they are 20 - 23yrs old - Gordon Masende lol
like it 4da Pirates
posted: 03:55 pm
@Gold & Black GAY Rhino are you still this stupid man??
posted: 03:56 pm
one leged,oscar preatorias,nyawana whos better dan him? mhlath yenu
CJB Ramses III
posted: 03:57 pm
Highlight of the game... Zungu Zungu Zu...!! & the Black prince himself shacking his head disapproving the over spiced one....
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 03:57 pm
Nyawana was going to score many goals today if his right foot was functional.....ee need to help this boy since he signed a permanent contract with Masende
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 04:00 pm
GI's subs changed second half,taking off DVD and Zungu exposed our midfield,not much pressing and threat by those introduced

I think someone should open a school of "finnishing" coz its really needed
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 04:04 pm
like it 4da Piratesposted: 03:55 pm  |  Report
@Gold & Black GAY Rhino are you still this stupid man??
Lol........Rhino man nawe man why talk about fifa investigation & khoza & 1984????? This is Bafana Bachimps forum.
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 04:08 pm
@like it 4da pirates
You may call me a stupid i don't care..... But anyway is you call Bhakaniya.
I'm going to watch Pirates at Orlando Stadium..... Are you?
Love & Peace.
like it 4da Pirates
posted: 04:12 pm
@Rhino you are out of topic yet again,whats wrong with you,and for interest sake yessssss i m ready to go see the x2 treble champs and x1 african champs black is back
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 04:13 pm
Its s very easy goal, I don't understand why U don't score many goals in this game - NAas Botha lol I cnt believe the ignorance of this guy!!!!! Zane is showing them how is done, he understand the rugby game.
posted: 04:15 pm
Yeyi nina zinto ezingazi bhola. Zungu,Hlatshwayo,Gumeda,Manyama,Nomandela izingane lezo. If you dont belive me go and check the source
Juice man
posted: 04:16 pm
Thina sila e orlando sishisa inyama spheth' ama shambula slaiza tsotsi,we listened to the bafanyana game on the radio.Congrats any wayyyyy (bored) to the guys,i hear that the overcooked leg was suffocating burkina faso with garlic spice aroma,hahahahahahahaha..........tikikikikikitakakakakaka,basobha sdakiwe,sizak'hleka ohho.

Thanx God m a black man Amen
posted: 04:17 pm
Win is good
khosification Throughout
posted: 04:18 pm
Our decisiveness when it comes to the final 3rd is very bad.we need to improve on that in order to kill teams off early.
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