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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: 04:20 pm
Shabba ke boss by di way well- done bafana
posted: 04:24 pm
congratulations to bafana bafana, goodluck to the springboks and orlando pirates.... im a chiefs fan but sometimes its not necessary to player hate... there is a platform for that.
Marop wa le Downs
posted: 04:26 pm
the biggest problem for this country is letsholonyane and tshabalala. the psl is so full of cows and bo shaba look soo good. in reality we should have buried the opponents. but those chiefs players were not gonna pass to manyama. jealousy perhaps.
khosification Throughout
posted: 04:28 pm
Even though he did not play today,I hope Phala never gets picked again
posted: 04:30 pm
Fixed....fixing. ......fixen
posted: 04:35 pm
which team won? Was it Bafana Bafana or Bafana BaChiefs
posted: 04:37 pm
pirats talkn wednsday aaaaand,theyyyyy rrrrr qqqqquuuuueeeeetttt!shame on u rats.goin bk 2yo holes.
like it 4da Pirates
posted: 04:42 pm
@khosilangampela are you familair with the 1st team of burkina faso? do you want to compare Nigerian team that played wednesday with this burkina faso team? i dont think you know your game very well hey,but hey its a trend to them zebra fans we not suprised
posted: 04:51 pm
Good game plan by coach GI now I'm wondering if he is going to take this win and build from on words.Very good performance boys bafana bafana waya waya.
IbringIt/2012/13 Champ!!!
posted: 04:52 pm
Good game overall by the boys. @ superbrand and the rest,Please stop calling GI with a swearname coz hes also a parent and a grandparent. Kale kopa gentse,please.

Its two matches lost,and I hope boks makes it two matches won,all in the name of TATA. So the world,and errbody would have done their bit for the greatest man ever. Thank u Madiba.
posted: 05:00 pm
2 chimps players dropped and the perfomance improved immediately.Gordon Igesund,drop the rest of Zebras leave Khune only(a.k.a back heel) and you will see how Bafana will become well oiled machine.
posted: 05:03 pm
finally zebra cows and Igasende gave us a win welldone
posted: 05:12 pm
Kaizer Chiefs 2 - 0 Burkina Pirates..... Our boys did it for the Nation!
The Valley of Dry Bones
posted: 05:13 pm
I don't have energy to celebrate this win. It's won't help us. its a waste of time and energy to our players. and to GI its will take you 5 yrs to understand SA football style and another 5 yrs to know it
posted: 05:23 pm
Lol...i cant blv some blggers are celabrating!....i mean this was a 99% B team!...only the goalkeeper plays for the A team!....against a 60% bafana team!....burkina faso just beat morroco in their wn backyard 2-0...with their normal line up of guys like ....pitroipa(rennes)bance(augsburg)coulibally(orland pirates)alain traore(lorient) kone(olympique lyon)....teams see playing bafana as a waste of time...they always send their b teams...nigeria jst beat us with half of their stars either playing in the second half or missing...but they cruzed with 70% ball possession....norway sent their lcal based team of under 21 and they also beat us....as long as we play with local players...we not going anywhere...we were one f the best teams in africa when most players were in europe...96,...guys like rhoo in (england),shoes mkhalele (turkey)...mark fish (serie A,lazio).....98...benny(ajax amsterdam)2000...we had 2 players in the bundesliga and many more across europe....we beat ivory cost to qualify for world cup 2002....can we d that with the current team?....
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 05:25 pm
wasnt the headline :''Bafana Bafana scrape past Burkina Faso''??
posted: 05:31 pm
Good game keep it up
kaizer xi
posted: 05:47 pm
Yes Mr GI we micced lot of chances bt for TATA Madiba its to much tnx for the change m sure every1 seen what boiz can do for us keep tht first eleven u wil c the Result plzzzz give DVD some tym he wil deliver bt all in all u head a great team todae

Remember I'm KHOSI
posted: 05:57 pm
well deserve win but i think we should improve on the final 3th n finish up al the chances we create.
posted: 05:59 pm
Good win 4 chiefs
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