FT: Senegal 1-1 South Africa
Posted: 23 January 2015 Time: 08:27 pm
Bafana Bafana battle with Senegal for crucial Africa Cup of Nations points in Mongomo tonight. Follow our live updates right here!
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FT: Senegal 1-1 South Africa
90+3' - Agonising as Parker just fails to combine with Vilakazi and Rantie on the counter...
90+1' - Rantie does everything right but the finish on his left foot is skewed wide! Decent chance to win it...
89' - Mbodji gets free again from a set-piece but misses this time. Ngcongca this time guilty of losing him.
87' - Jali's final pass has been off tonight. It's not like him.
84' - SUB: Kouyate (ON) for Ndiaye (OFF)
83' - CHANCE! Matlaba odds-on to score is denied by another great defensive block!
81' - SAVE! Mabokgwane dives full-stretch to his right to keep out a stinging effort from Ndoye!
79' - SUB: Ndoye (ON) for Sow (OFF)
79' - BOOKING for Furman for a late tackle on Gueye.
77' - Senegal defenders easily picking off attempted through-balls from Bafana. Need more creativity.
74' - Yeye wins the ball immediately and feeds Rantie, who is stopped by a brilliant tackle from Mbengue!
72' - SUB: Letsholonyane (ON) for Manyisa (OFF)
72' - Vilakazi and Rantie trying hard but the passes are not coming off as Furman shoots wide.
67' - SUB: Parker (ON) for Phala (OFF)
66' - Manyisa shoots over from a direct free-kick.
60' - GOAL SENEGAL! Mbodji powers home Diop's free-kick as Mathoho fails to challenge and Mabokgwane is caught in no man's land.
57' - GOAL DISALLOWED! Senegal sweep the ball in after being allowed a free header again but luckily it's offside.
56' - Bafana imposing themselves more on Senegal now and pressing a bit higher and harder.
46' - GOAL BAFANA! Manyisa strokes it into the bottom-right corner following Ngcongca's cross! 1-0 to South Africa!
HT: Senegal 0-0 South Africa
45' - Jali with a good defensive block before Diouf is allowed a completely free header, luckily he missed!
42' - Vilakazi skies another Phala cross. Better chance than the first one he had, needs to find his touch.
41' - Mabokgwane with another nervy moment before Jali cuts it back when he really should have let rip from the edge of the box.
38' - Furman not giving Diop any breathing space as Mabokgwane claims confidently.
34' - Manyisa shoots powerfully but over the bar from a free-kick teed up by Phala.
31' - Ref keeps his card in his pocket once more, letting the players kick lumps out of each other.
31' - Jali on the receiving end of a studs-up challenge from Gassama and needs treatment.
29 - SUB: Gcaba (ON) for Hlatshwayo (OFF - concussion)
26' - Hlatshwayo down and groggy with a head injury, going off for treatment. Not promising...
24' - Diop's free-kick easy for Mabokgwane, will do him good after nervy moment earlier.
16' - Vilakazi wins the ball but his studs were showing. Lucky to get away with that as Diop stays down.
15' - Diouf skins Matlaba on that left-hand side as the left-back trips him up.
11' - Beautiful, neat football on the edge of the area by Bafana before Vilakazi's shot is palmed out for a corner!
10' - Lively opening 10 minutes as both sides suss each other out.
5' - Vital interception by Hlatshwayo to prevent a clear scoring chance for Senegal.
2' - Mathoho has taken a knock to the back of the head and is receiving treatment.
1' - Vilakazi with an early half-chance from Phala's cross but he miscues the shot.
1' - We are underway in Mongomo! A vital three points are at stake to throw Group C wide open. Let's go boys!
Team news: South Africa will be without Rivaldo Coetzee for the clash but will welcome back Kaizer Chiefs duo Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Erick Mathoho for the must-win clash. Senegal welcome back Sadio Mane following injury.