Bafana vs Nigeria: As it happened!

Posted: 14 August 2013 Time: 05:42 pm

Bafana Bafana were beaten 2-0 by the Super Eagles in the Nelson Mandela Challenge tonight. Click here for the line-ups and match updates!

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Bafana take on the Super Eagles in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at Moses Mabhida Stadium at 8.15pm tonight – and the action will be live on SABC 1.

Bafana XI: Khune (c), Mathoho, Nthethe, Hlatshwayo, Masilela, Letsholonyane, Furman, Tshabalala, Phala, Parker, Rantie

Bafana subs: Sandilands, Gumede, Mkhwanazi, Van Heerden, Chabangu, Kekana, Mathebula, Zungu, Manyama, Nomandela

Super Eagles XI: Austin Ejide (c), Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Elderson Echiejile; Sunday Mba, John Ogu, Ogenyi Onazi; Obinna Nsofor, Shola Ameobi, Nnamdi Oduamadi

Read: Ameobi makes Nigeria debut vs SA

The national anthems are underway in Durban! Captain Khune's baritone clearly audible.

Igesund gives Khune a high-five, while Keshi looks cool, calm and collected on the bench. The Nigeria coach is looking a little thinner – but it can't be from worry; his Super Eagles are looking good.

Kick-off! SA in the green and gold, Nigeria in white and green.

4m Ogu has the first shot of the game, from outside the box, but it's way high and wide.

5m Early free-kick for Bafana. They tried to take it quickly, and Phala is ... yellow carded. Free-kick is eventually easily cleared by Nigeria.

11m Chance for Nigeria – ball over the top as Mathoho and Nthethe caught out, Oduamadi gets to it, but the threat is quashed by Khune. Awkward defending there from the centre-back.

KickOffNigeria's @ColinUdoh on Twitter: That's exactly how the 94 squad used to play. Just pass the ball around like they didn't know what they were doing, then a quick break...

15m Masilela tries a shot, but it's wide and to the left.

16m Another half-chance for Nigeria ... the ball is swept out wide to Mba, who spins it in from the left to Echiejile in the penalty area, but he volleys over the bar.

18m Furman does some clearing up in the penalty area and Bafana sweep on the counter, Parker to Rantie, and a strong run by Rantie but he can't beat Ambrose – although he does well to win a corner.

19m Corner taken by Shabba, cleared.

21m Bafana on the attach again, and it's Parker to Phala, who tries to cut back to Shabba in the box ... he almost collects but the Nigeria defence get to the ball first.

24m Chance for Bafana! Furman collects a ball in the middie and scoops it out to Parker, who looks to combine with Shabba – if he could have just stuck out his right leg it would have been a goal! But to be fair it was slightly in front of him.

25m Free-kick for the Eagles, reaches the far post, out for a corner. Corner is high, Ambrose can't get on the end of it. Ball reaches Onazi, who combines with Mba, he attempts a chip, but Khune collects.

27m Close for Nigeria! Ogu hits the top corner post with a curler from long range! Khune stranded.

32m Yeye spins and finds Rantie, who bursts through and has a shot, straight at Ejide. Shabba was free on the right and calling for the ball, but you've got to admire Rantie's one-track mind.

33m A speculative shot from Nsofor from 30 yards, bounces awkwardly in front of Khune but he ... chins it away expertly?

40m Hlatshwayo yellow carded for a shove on Nsofor.

42m Shot out of nowhere from Ogu outside the box ... it's powerful but Khune makes the stop.

42m Rantie makes space for himself in the box, and gets a shot away, but it hits the side netting. Yeye was suffering from a heel in the groin, but he's up on his feet again.

45m Chance for Yeye! He receives the ball in the area from Rantie on the right, but hits the ball straight against Oboabona.

46m Phala takes a free-kick from the right, but it's bundled out for a corner, which Ejide collects comfortably.

Half-time

@ColinUdoh on Twitter: HT: South Africa 0-0 Nigeria. Almost even game, #SuperEagles clearly superior but both sides with their chances #2013NelsonMandelaChallenge

KICK OFF deputy ed @1stLadyofFooty on Twitter: #Bafana creating so many chances. Also creating so many ways to waste them.

Second half

Three Nigeria subs: Moses on for Mba; Musa on for Nsofor; Nwofor on for Ameobi.

49m Goal! Nwofor scores with a cheeky backheel!

A ball in behind again catches Bafana flat. Oduamadi scuffs his cutback, but Nwofor has the presence of mind to backheel past Khune. Great work by Moses on the left to hold off Phala and skip past a couple of tackles in the build up to the goal.

51m Tsepo Masilela yellow carded for a tug on Musa.

58m Masilela sends in a great cross from the left, Parker rises to connect, but Ejide climbs to collect from in front of his nose calmly.

60m Bafana sub: Nomandela on for Phala.

65m Yeye has a hopeful shot from just outside the box, but it's over the bar.

68m Goal! Nwofor makes it 2-0 with a one-touch goal after some great play by the Super Eagles. Moses skips past his marker , plays in Musa, who cuts back to an unmarked Nwofor for a simple tap-in.

72m South Africa sub: Lerato Chabangu on for Reneilwe Letsholonyane.

75m Furman finds Chabangu on the right, who has a pop at goal from outside the box after spotting Ejide off his line – it's not far off but over.

77m Nigeria sub: James Okwousa on for Godfrey Oboabona.

78m Nigeria sub: Brown Ideye on for Nnamdi Oduamadi.

78m Parker hits a free-kick over the wall, but it's just over the crossbar.

80m Bafana sub: Manyama on for Parker.

84m Ogu tries another long range effort, but it's wide.

87m Ogu yellow carded.

91m Shabba comes close, after twisting past a couple of Nigeria defenders, he gets a shot away, but it's saved.

92m Manyama hits a low shot on target, inches wide.

Full time: South Africa 0 Nigeria 2

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Previous comments on this story...

priscolt@pirates
posted: 05:49 pm
poor
makhubele
posted: 05:50 pm
Lol Bafana are the same cows who disappoint all the time but nigeria a champs are experimenting with new young ladds,lol Bafana there's no future
Territorie
posted: 05:50 pm
Bafana all da way
CJB Ramses III
posted: 05:51 pm
It must be said.... even this substandard Bafana team should not be beaten by this pourus looking line up brought forward by the African champions...
Shabeni eDumbe
posted: 05:51 pm
Exactly what I predicted earlier on when asked to name bafana bafana lineup.
gae ga mahlako khosination
posted: 05:54 pm
Bafana Bafana all the way,
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 05:56 pm
I don't trust Tower and Mr Cool,n Parker must stay far away from Khune,but positive

Suprise me Bafana,give the Eagles 3 and a clean sheet for Captain
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 05:59 pm
CJB Ramses III: you used to support Bafana all out what happened? Parker?
khosification Throughout
posted: 06:05 pm
so Tower is gonna play right back?I thought GI would give the younger Gumede that slot and just Tower central.

Anyway,u have my support boys.
Dlala khosi lam!!
posted: 06:11 pm
My Queen how can you disappoint me like this, you cant claim to be a chiefs supporter yet you don't trust Tower, who won us a double last year....he has been consistent and earned his place in the national team. Don`t try hard to please the "crazy fans" of the old team!!!
Neymar10
posted: 06:11 pm
Same old story of the line up that is dominated by Zebra players.This is just a friendly,why not give other players a chance instead of recycling the bunch of underachievers who keep on letting the nation down.
Dlala khosi lam!!
posted: 06:12 pm
Khosification, Nthethe is a right back, so he can play there without a problem
APARA
posted: 06:15 pm
Bafana very weak. Nigeria win 5 zero.
RECLAIMING DA GLORY \"Waya waya\"
posted: 06:15 pm
Let's Rally Bhind our Boys.... Bafana kaofela
murphy wale khosi pride n joy
posted: 06:17 pm
khosification Throughoutposted: 06:05 pm  |  Report
so Tower is gonna play right back?I thought GI would give the younger Gumede that slot and just Tower central.

Anyway,u have my support boys
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Khosi tower will twin up wth nthete n hlatswayo will play right back
Khune
Hlatshwayo------mathoto-----nthete-----masilela
Phala------furman----yeye...shaba
Rantie----parker
De startin line up I predctd earlr
Koqo
posted: 06:19 pm
6 zebras and 5 players
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 06:26 pm
Dlala Khosi Lam:i mean their partnership not Tower's abilities, Mr Cool's team has conceded 7 goals in their last 2 games,i don't know if Nthethe was just paired with the wrong guy

and im joking about the whole Parker thing,i respect Hond's workrate too much
Nombembe
posted: 06:27 pm
We are going to lose six chips players in the starting line up hayi khòna
Nombembe
posted: 06:27 pm
We are going to lose six chips players in the starting line up hayi khòna
Nombembe
posted: 06:28 pm
We are going to lose six chips players in the starting line up hayi khòna
Lindowsky
posted: 06:28 pm
You Won't See A Chiefs Player Sitting On The Bench(Noma AyiMbuzi, Njengo Yeye), Kodwa, They Always Start Ahead Of Those On Form...

Then You Expect Us To Support This Bunch Of Losers? NO-WAYS!!!

Even If Nigeria Can Beat Them 7-0, Who Cares

Its Crystal-Clear That There's Favoritism At Its Best In Terms Of Selection, Etc.

A New Coach Is Needed, Not This Clown, Along Wit His Chimpanzees From NaZOOrena

Khune(yes)
Mathoho(yes)
Masilela(NO)
Yeye(Hell-NO)
Tshabalala(Not-Sure)
Parker(Not-Sure)

Its Time To Experience Different Combinations, Not The Tried & Tested Bunch Of Losers....MXM!

Even emaZweni Car-Wash Team Can Beat This Bunch Of Losers

Nigeria Noted That; There Are NO Pirates Players For Tonight's Game, To Which, They Decided To Rest All Their Stars & Bring Just A Few Of Those Participated During Afcon...

#OnceAlways
Luthando Bucs
posted: 06:30 pm
Khune
Tyson Mr Cool Tower Masilela
Mlungu Yeye
Phala Parker Shabba
TK
murphy wale khosi pride n joy
posted: 06:32 pm
Neymar10posted: 06:11 pm  |  Report
Same old story of the line up that is dominated by Zebra players.This is just a friendly,why not give other players a chance instead of recycling the bunch of underachievers who keep on letting the nation down
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Bozi dis kind of a game you dnt hv to take them as friendls bcos wen bafana bafana wins 2nyt thy will clime up in de rankings n again dis is a c.rus game cos we last beat niger wen baxtr was a bafana coach
KhosiNyce01
posted: 06:33 pm
Am I the only1 who thinks that Thuso Phala just isn't Bafana material PERIOD!

Anyhow goodluck to all the guys representing my country of birth.

PATRIOTIC SOUTH AFRICAN
Mr.Mineer
posted: 06:40 pm
Bfana Bafana i support you simple because i`m a SA
KhosiNyce01
posted: 06:42 pm
Lindowsky
posted: 06:28 pm | Report
You Won't See A Chiefs Player
Sitting On The Bench(Noma
AyiMbuzi, Njengo Yeye), Kodwa,
They Always Start Ahead Of Those
On Form...
Then You Expect Us To Support This
Bunch Of Losers? NO-WAYS!!!
Even If Nigeria Can Beat Them 7-0,
Who Cares
Its Crystal-Clear That There's
Favoritism At Its Best In Terms Of
Selection, Etc.
A New Coach Is Needed, Not This
Clown, Along Wit His Chimpanzees
From NaZOOrena
Khune(yes)
Mathoho(yes)
Masilela(NO)
Yeye(Hell-NO)
Tshabalala(Not-Sure)
Parker(Not-Sure)
Its Time To Experience Different
Combinations, Not The Tried &
Tested Bunch Of Losers....MXM!
Even emaZweni Car-Wash Team Can
Beat This Bunch Of Losers
Nigeria Noted That; There Are NO
Pirates Players For Tonight's Game,
To Which, They Decided To Rest All
Their Stars & Bring Just A Few Of
Those Participated During Afcon...
#OnceAlways
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U know what they say about empty vessels right?

Ur talking as if 7 players will be playing for BB. So I take it Khune let's goals in, loses possession nd misses sitters neh? Nd I guess Parker took the ball on the Ethiopian goal line, ran the entire length of the field 2 score against Khune.

Should BB win 2nyt, u will be running naked here saying they beat a weak Nigeria nd dig up the past. But should they lose, they will be cows who lost 2 a weak Nigeria.

Grow up or go bek 2 the cycling u were following pre 2010
fokol
posted: 06:45 pm
You Won't See A Chiefs Player Sitting On The Bench(Noma AyiMbuzi, Njengo Yeye), Kodwa, They Always Start Ahead Of Those On Form...

Then You Expect Us To Support This Bunch Of Losers? NO-WAYS!!!

Even If Nigeria Can Beat Them 7-0, Who Cares

Its Crystal-Clear That There's Favoritism At Its Best In Terms Of Selection, Etc.

A New Coach Is Needed, Not This Clown, Along Wit His Chimpanzees From NaZOOrena

Khune(yes)
Mathoho(yes)
Masilela(NO)
Yeye(Hell-NO)
Tshabalala(Not-Sure)
Parker(Not-Sure)

Its Time To Experience Different Combinations, Not The Tried & Tested Bunch Of Losers....MXM!

Even emaZweni Car-Wash Team Can Beat This Bunch Of Losers

Nigeria Noted That; There Are NO Pirates Players For Tonight's Game, To Which, They Decided To Rest All Their Stars & Bring Just A Few Of Those Participated During Afcon...
_________________________________________________
umona skhokho

#OnceAlways
Thininho
posted: 06:46 pm
I personally don't like this Phala boy....his crosses are poor...he is a hard worker though...
brw
posted: 06:47 pm
@ khosinyce01 m 2 I'm with u on dat one, really I dnt know what igesund do see on phala,4 me his not d piece of a puzzle I can use, I dnt see anything special bwt him
khosification Throughout
posted: 06:48 pm
Dlala khosi lam!!posted: 06:12 pm  |  Report
Khosification, Nthethe is a right back, so he can play there without a problem

__________________


True that khosi,but I think we would be more stable with Tower and Mr Cool playing central defence and Gumede to play right back.he's still young so I think we need to start giving him game time to acquire experience
khosification Throughout
posted: 06:51 pm
murphy wale khosi pride n joyposted: 06:17 pm  |  Report
khosification Throughoutposted: 06:05 pm  |  Report
so Tower is gonna play right back?I thought GI would give the younger Gumede that slot and just Tower central.

Anyway,u have my support boys
--------
Khosi tower will twin up wth nthete n hlatswayo will play right back
Khune
Hlatshwayo------mathoto-----nthete-----masilela
Phala------furman----yeye...shaba
Rantie----parker
De startin line up I predctd earlr

__________________


I hope so khosi.
brw
posted: 06:58 pm
Bloggers r u listening 2 metro fm? der z a guy der with Robert who is buzy emphasising dat d worst nigerian side will beat d best south African side, he is also going 2 d extent dat if we were going 2 lagos they were gonna give us 4-0, @ first I ddnt give a damn about this match bt ryt now I want bafana 2 win this game(even though chiefs supporters will be having loud mouths) jst 2 shut a very big mouth of this guy who is expressing himself as a *BBC Correspondent*
Anonymous
posted: 06:59 pm
with this line up and the coming of Moses,Nwofor, and Musa in the 2nd half. Eagles will defo soar over Bafana no matter where... no disrespect for the Bafanas
Perony..
Koqo
posted: 07:07 pm
This Zebras idiots only criticize players that aren't playing 4 chimpazas e.g Mr Cool &Pala.what about ur nyawana,scap masilela,mubi letsolonyan &own goal master abdul Parcow.
Neymar10
posted: 07:10 pm
With this kind of approach,I wonder what is Igesund hoping to achieve 'cause it seems to me he wants to stick with the same team,no matter what.Under this coach,we are not moving forward.We are stuck in a mud.
No-Rules
posted: 07:13 pm
Mathebula? is he nt injurd lyk chinene?.......
Dlala khosi lam!!
posted: 07:16 pm
Lindowsky
Are you saying Masilela No????? Nxaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...lembuzi lena, no wonder his editors never take us serious..the best left back in the country. Cant you see that the guy lacks competition.
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 07:32 pm
@Lindowsky

Masilela? You don't know soccer bro,im yet to see any player pass through Masilela(ya'll have been promising/warning us that Myeni will skin him alive,but no,Myeni just takes himself to the cleaners) yet u telling us this,where do you watch games? or do you listen on the radio? some old black n white Telefunken? No man,please pay attention to soccer,not as an OP fan,but a nuetral football follower

I agree fully with you on Yeye, and Phala is probably there coz of experience
blackpanther187
posted: 07:33 pm
Ohhh I feel sorry for Ideye Brown, but he has to do more. In the past he didnt really play consistant...
mehlareng
posted: 07:37 pm
I will never waste my money to watch those cattles from the zoo. We want new players those once fail ka higher grade with their coach, when is Shakes Mashaba coming back mara
tshipi ka bo yellow
posted: 07:42 pm
I'm not interested in these zebras cows that have recently cost us badly in the bafana world cup qualifying games. I'm not gonna bother myself watching the game. I prefer watching the bigbrother the chase than watching chips players.
khosi kasi
posted: 07:44 pm
Chabangu on bench?which he cud field dvd as a sub
tebotouch
posted: 07:58 pm
blackpanther187
posted: 08:01 pm
Link?
tshipi ka bo yellow
posted: 08:12 pm
In fact, I feel extremely nausea when GI keeps on selecting the zebras bunch of losers for Bafana. Only three players from zebra camp deserve a call up, Simphiwe, Parker and Khune. The rest are just cows grazing the grass and kicking the ball in the air. Is it that really SA do not have quality players?
Anonymous
posted: 08:12 pm
Any link peeps?
kole333
posted: 08:18 pm
I am impressed with Nigeria's lineup. This should be interesting. Keshi put the veterans up front to show the youngsters how it is done. This is going to be a joy!
CJB Ramses III
posted: 08:22 pm
Queen 2the Chiefsposted: 05:59 pm  |  Report
CJB Ramses III: you used to support Bafana all out what happened? Parker?
3..................................................2...........................................1...............................................
Eish my darling, the albums of photos I have where I'm attending Bafana's games are endless, eish... but the romantic football lover in me has been heartbroken one-two-many-times by this guy Bafana...

Bafana is a casanova of note... nowadays he doesn't even wanna take me out for dinner & woo me... he just wants to deflower me whilst breaking my heart as I do the walk of shame...

So, I'm abstaining from Bafana until he lobolas me with 99 cows...
topstarz
posted: 08:24 pm
Oh link please
APARA
posted: 08:26 pm
How dare you call the mighty Keshi thin?????
SEFAN
posted: 08:30 pm
Please any link to the site showing this match?
Mokwepa@dikolong
posted: 08:32 pm
Someone tell me...what Phala is.doing in the field? Whn last did he score.....nxa
Anonymous
posted: 08:38 pm
Gutted...cant seem to find any link for this match and folks here ve all gone to sleep...feel like ####!!! HELP!
Mr. Blaxx(omnyama ngenkani)
posted: 08:39 pm
Yeye the Cow indecisive!
Banky1985
posted: 08:39 pm
I guess we ain't watching the game. No links. all the links I saw earlier have disappeared from all sites
we beat mazembe
posted: 08:41 pm
now sit back and watch the epitome of mediocrity.

Pirates the pride and joy of SA.
we beat mazembe
posted: 08:42 pm
now sit back and watch the epitome of mediocrity.

Pirates the pride and joy of SA.
kenshaq
posted: 08:44 pm
Wow! This is the first time in a long while I have not been able to find a live stream link for a game!!! the few links I saw earlier, have all disappeared! :)
topstarz
posted: 08:45 pm
Well guys cannot find links but here is a radio Link with bsrilla FM..better than nothing
Anonymous
posted: 08:45 pm
heres a link

http://ntanews24.tv/24Live.html
topstarz
posted: 08:46 pm
tunein.com/radio/South-Africa-v-Nigeria-Aug-14-2013-p531975/
topstarz
posted: 08:48 pm
God bleess you anonymous for the NTA link
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 08:50 pm
I don't mean to sound unpatriotic, but what is the point in playing bo Yeye ,Masilela,Nthethe ,Khune ,shabba and so on in this match? Why not use this game to take a look at Mokotjo ,Nthle,Keet,Serero ,Claasen etc? when are we going to stop being a bunch of cows who are so scared of change we even play senior players in friendlies? Why aren't we future oriented ? Look at Nigeria; they are even giving young men a chance to impress while we are still clinging to tried and tested players who wont be around forever.
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 08:51 pm
I don't mean to sound unpatriotic, but what is the point in playing bo Yeye ,Masilela,Nthethe ,Khune ,shabba and so on in this match? Why not use this game to take a look at Mokotjo ,Nthle,Keet,Serero ,Claasen etc? when are we going to stop being a bunch of cows who are so scared of change we even play senior players in friendlies? Why aren't we future oriented ? Look at Nigeria; they are even giving young men a chance to impress while we are still clinging to tried and tested players who wont be around forever.
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 08:52 pm
I don't mean to sound unpatriotic, but what is the point in playing bo Yeye ,Masilela,Nthethe ,Khune ,shabba and so on in this match? Why not use this game to take a look at Mokotjo ,Nthle,Keet,Serero ,Claasen etc? when are we going to stop being a bunch of cows who are so scared of change we even play senior players in friendlies? Why aren't we future oriented ? Look at Nigeria; they are even giving young men a chance to impress while we are still clinging to tried and tested players who wont be around forever.
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 08:53 pm
I don't mean to sound unpatriotic, but what is the point in playing bo Yeye ,Masilela,Nthethe ,Khune ,shabba and so on in this match? Why not use this game to take a look at Mokotjo ,Nthle,Keet,Serero ,Claasen etc? when are we going to stop being a bunch of cows who are so scared of change we even play senior players in friendlies? Why aren't we future oriented ? Look at Nigeria; they are even giving young men a chance to impress while we are still clinging to tried and tested players who wont be around forever.
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 08:53 pm
I don't mean to sound unpatriotic, but what is the point in playing bo Yeye ,Masilela,Nthethe ,Khune ,shabba and so on in this match? Why not use this game to take a look at Mokotjo ,Nthle,Keet,Serero ,Claasen etc? when are we going to stop being a bunch of cows who are so scared of change we even play senior players in friendlies? Why aren't we future oriented ? Look at Nigeria; they are even giving young men a chance to impress while we are still clinging to tried and tested players who wont be around forever.
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 08:55 pm
I don't mean to sound unpatriotic, but what is the point in playing bo Yeye ,Masilela,Nthethe ,Khune ,shabba and so on in this match? Why not use this game to take a look at Mokotjo ,Nthle,Keet,Serero ,Claasen etc? when are we going to stop being a bunch of cows who are so scared of change we even play senior players in friendlies? Why aren't we future oriented ? Look at Nigeria; they are even giving young men a chance to impress while we are still clinging to tried and tested players who wont be around forever.
Anonymous
posted: 09:00 pm
This naija side is very disapointing against a weakened south african team
blackmamba700
posted: 09:04 pm
where can one watch this match in euro any links
onuigbo
posted: 09:05 pm
Super Eagles is going to win by 1 0 to Bafana Bafana today
Mokwepa@dikolong
posted: 09:06 pm
We need George Kowmantarakis heree....
Lingsmich
posted: 09:10 pm
@Anonymous thanks you made my day
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:11 pm
His an athlete, I'm sure he consumes water more than most people, earns a decent number of Ks.... Hao... Thuso do something about your acne... yeses mman...! Please mman, I don't wanna switch to SS4 to appease my eyes... I enjoy watching my games in HD...
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 09:12 pm
Bafana playing the same kak Kaizer Ramadan Fc...throw the javelin & chase it. If they get the javelin before us then retreat & get 8 cows behind the ball. Boring football that's why Nigeria has 70% of ball possession.
TMG 2009
posted: 09:12 pm
Hai PHALA is not and will never be a national team player...this guy is so counter productive and coaches dont see this...he should have been replaced and introduced MANYAMA for some movement upfront, PHALA doesnt contribute to the game whether in attack, creating and defending!!!!
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 09:14 pm
I m sleepy now..first half. Of javelin is exausting.
dlakadlaka4bucabuca
posted: 09:17 pm
Yeye is a first class cow. that should have been a goal.
Mokwepa@dikolong
posted: 09:20 pm
Phala is a disaster.....someone replace him
we beat mazembe
posted: 09:23 pm
I would like to thank the management of Orlando Pirates for doing the smart and right thing of taking our leg of the MTN 8 semi final to the Orlando Stadium.

A very smart thing to do and it shows our concerns are being listened to
TMG 2009
posted: 09:25 pm
This ref is not serious...it seems as if no NIGERIAN player is supposed to get booked even after a bad foul!!!
Mphirerez
posted: 09:30 pm
Goal! What do you expect from zoooooo? Nxa
Mokwepa@dikolong
posted: 09:32 pm
Khune shud hav done better
TMG 2009
posted: 09:32 pm
This is a nice warm-up match formthe NIGERIANS!!!! no effort needed on their side, while we are hard at work playing at our best...so, so, so, soooooooooooooooooo sad indeed!!!
Mphirerez
posted: 09:33 pm
Masilela???? No man
Ice prince
posted: 09:33 pm
"@ColinUdoh: 51' Yellow card to Masilela for trying to take off Musa's shirt mid game instead of waiting till final whistle"....kikikikikiki nyc 1 Udoh
Kensea
posted: 09:34 pm
Goal
Mphirerez
posted: 09:35 pm
Y Yeye is playing? Nxa
Mphirerez
posted: 09:39 pm
Y Yeye is playing? Nxa
Licky
posted: 09:42 pm
Parker is out of sorts
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:43 pm
we beat mazembeposted: 08:42 pm  |  Report
now sit back and watch the epitome of mediocrity.

Pirates the pride and joy of SA.
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Cheers to that...!
Mphirerez
posted: 09:44 pm
Shabba has let us down so many times, lol
mehlareng
posted: 09:44 pm
Were is Hlompho kekana coach??? Or is because he is playing for sundowns. He can score
Licky
posted: 09:44 pm
Tshabalala is long past his sell by date
Mphathih we bhakaniya
posted: 09:45 pm
Bafana bachiefs a shame to the nation.
Mphirerez
posted: 09:46 pm
Masilela???
CJB Ramses III
posted: 09:47 pm
we beat mazembeposted: 09:23 pm  |  Report
I would like to thank the management of Orlando Pirates for doing the smart and right thing of taking our leg of the MTN 8 semi final to the Orlando Stadium.

A very smart thing to do and it shows our concerns are being listened to
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BMW 325is, that is great great news... Finally I'll once more attend the derby, the last I went to a derby was at the House of Pain... When Teko & Mahoota were sensational....
Licky
posted: 09:50 pm
Here is playing alone........
Mokwepa@dikolong
posted: 09:50 pm
Bafana deseve to be hanged all of dem.
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 09:50 pm
Is this our best squad?
panache
posted: 09:51 pm
God Bless NTA jo I am watching this game from CANADA
Spoton
posted: 09:54 pm
Unto us a new star is born - UCHE NWOFOR
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 09:54 pm
Haibo, Chabangu is wearing jersey number 10?!!!???? WTF ???. Tjo, and i thought i have seen it all !!!!. *Claps once*
Abdul Parker is a Super star in Ethopia.
posted: 09:55 pm
BAFANA Chiefs what did U Xpect?? The is No Gqubule or Gomez here!!- Or Bennet or Mfiki! *Game set and Match
TMG 2009
posted: 09:56 pm
2nd Star Washelelaposted: 09:50 pm  |  ReportIs this our best squad?》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》

Sadly yes!!!
Spokolosh
posted: 09:56 pm
Masilela is a freeway not even a bridge:)
pitshiza
posted: 09:57 pm
Haai Bafana Bafana,same old sh*t, just a different day...#dissapointing
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 09:59 pm
This is utterly appalling; our 1st team,consisting of old players, losing to youngsters.
Mphirerez
posted: 10:00 pm
Shabba has let us down so many times.
Black Lion
posted: 10:00 pm
This is disgusting
Licky
posted: 10:00 pm
The zoo animals must never b selected again, especially nyawana, ...nda
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 10:01 pm
TMG 2009

posted: 09:56 pm | Report

2nd Star Washelelaposted: 09:50 pm | ReportIs this our best squad?》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》

Sadly yes!!!
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Then Gordon needs to do overhaul, we are in deep trouble.
Ice prince
posted: 10:01 pm
When I lift my head all I saw was Nwofor's sthende-itumeleng "sthende" khune
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 10:02 pm
do we even have a game plan?
Banky1985
posted: 10:02 pm
Chei... NTA has not changed. Quit showing the game in the middle of it. smh..lol
Mokwepa@dikolong
posted: 10:03 pm
Manyala fela...
topstarz
posted: 10:04 pm
Haba NTA make we finish the match naa....But e don tey I watch NTA news sef..chei ...Well Nwofor has just bought his slot in the Team with those 2 goals
mseshifc
posted: 10:05 pm
Teko wud have been the best creater and playmaker in this game but jelousy from GI is costing Bafana Banyana ol the way.. Well done SAFA keep up with good job of mediocrise.

Nyawana is doing nothing whatsover, it is an insult to us we have real playmakers that can do a beta job than this. Yeye n Shabba momeesh
TMG 2009
posted: 10:05 pm
I wish either V.V or DOLEZAR was a NIGERIAN coach, the post match interview was going to be interesting with they calling spade a spade...that BAFANA is weak, now we going to hear modest comments from the NIGERIAN coach and players!!! We are just .....!!!!!!
oga
posted: 10:09 pm
Congrats to all south africans for this sweet victory. Pls take heart, it is well.
pitshiza
posted: 10:11 pm
Neil Tovey once said " ..some decisions need to be taken about Shaba..."
Mphirerez
posted: 10:12 pm
Shabba has let us down so many times, lol
TMG 2009
posted: 10:12 pm
2nd Star Washelelaposted: 10:01 pm  |  ReportTMG 2009posted: 09:56 pm | Report 2nd Star Washelelaposted: 09:50 pm | ReportIs this our best squad?》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》》Sadly yes!!! --------------------------------------------------------------Then Gordon needs to do overhaul, we are in deep trouble.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> i think its time he did that since we no longer going to Brazil, we are in serious need of a new team!!! Sadly he came in at the time things were going so bad for us and he was immediately under a lot of pressure to deliver and he was not going to risk with experimenting...but knowing him, he is not the coach one woild rely on for building a team...he is a quick fix kind of a coach!!! I think it is time we consider a new coach with a great reputation of building teams from scratch...he tried, but the damage was already done with our home draw with ETHOPIA!!!
I like it 4 da pirates
posted: 10:13 pm
Its time GI stops dis..its reali becoming a bore now....bafana bachiefs r going nowhere slowly
stics morewa
posted: 10:16 pm
Bucs players should have done better dan dis n the last tym we beat Nigeria,Leremi was terrorising the defence of Nigeria n Vilakazi scored the winner,we r doing well i caf,Jali n Manyisa should hv done better dan the ageing Yeye n Furman,up the bucs
TMG 2009
posted: 10:17 pm
One thing abt Shakes is that he spend lot of time talking nonsense with some honesty in it...he asked why GI didnt use the same team that played in the team cosafa just to reward them!!! He was right cos those players could have done better, cos they are hungrier than these old guys...
Spokolosh
posted: 10:18 pm
What did you expect, there is no difference la and sihlangu semnikati.
St\'Lee_God no dey sleep!!!
posted: 10:18 pm
RSA 0:2 NGR...!!!

A big congrats to Keshi, his crew and all the players!!!

....and it is written, "behold another star has being born!!!" it's host, South Africa 0, Uche Nwofor 2 for Super Eagles of NIGERIA!!!...Yes o!!!

God too bless 9ja....
Proudly 9ja till I ease breathe becos Baba God no dey sleep!!!
Licky
posted: 10:19 pm
The whole SAFA must resign
johncraigher
posted: 10:19 pm
"CONTINENTAL GIANT" South Africa loses AGAIN....LOL Only reason SA got ' 96 was Mandela euphoria otherwise banana banana will continue to feature only by hosting. Thank you for being good hosts keep up the good work.
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 10:20 pm
This game has been an eye opener:

Mzansi's No 1 goalkeeper concedes a heel extension goal

The tried and tested players are finished, we need a new and young squad..

The overrated Furman was badly exposed today, we've seen the true colours of him.

The less said about Chiefs players the better.

Pirates senior bloggers have been complaining about inclusion of some certain players who keep letting the nation down.
El Kampion
posted: 10:21 pm
A very poor looking Nigerian team(on paper), with a lot of determination…Keshi is going far with that team….

Today am sure people have seen how average Furman is…he can’t handle pressure, nothing special about that boy

Yeye, still a mystery what the hell he is doing in the national team…akekho lamasimba

Shabba, that chomp foot came into spotlight again…"some decision needs to be made about this player"-Neil Tovey

Phala, my oh my…I arrest my case

Chiefs players just deteriorated Mandela's health...
Matt/ 2.0
posted: 10:24 pm
Marc van Heerden: "Pinch me babe, I'm in Bafana BaChimps."

Matt and other OPFC supporters & sane South Africans say: "Pinch me uphinde ungincwebe futhi babe, kodwa angeke ngivuke kulelihlaya lephupo okuthiwa yi Bafana BaChimps. Ngaze ngaphupha izinto ezaphupha kudala bo! Kr kr kr kr lmfao!"

Igasende & his chimps have yet AGAIN dragged the nation through the mud. WORST of all, they've now dragged Madiba's name down there as well! Sies!!! Igasende is really racist ngempela, the audacity yokuhlaza nokuhlambalaza uMandela kanje? Yhoo hhayi nikhona Zebras and Igasende.

Despair not Madiba, la khona ba demalizer khona, i-Pirates izolungisa and ithunge for we all know you were a supporter of Pirates. Now bring on Zamalek!

Up The Bucs...
Anonymous
posted: 10:24 pm
SA kwere kwere lol.
Azeebi
posted: 10:24 pm
South Africa must sort out the problem of their National team. There was no reason for Pirate players withdrawal...
umfino
posted: 10:24 pm
generally i dont think GI know what are shortcomings of Bafana bafana from his comments after the game. But i think the players including those waiting to play Ramadan team lack pace at defence or attack. With players at his disposal "javelin style " is the only way ie increase the pace to get in opponents' half
msenti15
posted: 10:26 pm
these zebra cows are a joke srsly and that Phala cow 2
stanslinks
posted: 10:26 pm
Thanks to all South Africans for finally accepting the supremacy of Nigeria Football strength. And Thanks again for being a very peaceful and wonderful hosts. God bless you all.
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 10:27 pm
Azeebi

posted: 10:24 pm | Report

South Africa must sort out the problem of their National team. There was no reason for Pirate players withdrawal...
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Hellooooooooo!!!!!!!!!
Pirates players have an important game this weekend.
umfino
posted: 10:29 pm
mara this is boring . why not play Lesotho or swaziland and get this trophy than jst give it away to a team that will take it even b4 kicking the ball.
Good luck
posted: 10:29 pm
SO SOUTH AFRICAN NOW FIND EXCUSE CALLING SHABA, PHALA HAS LET US DOWN AFTER ALL THEIR MOUTHS THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING SINCE LAST WEEK THAT THEY WILL BEAT NAIJA. SOUTH AFRICAN PEOPLE WILL NEVER LEARN I TOLD YOU PEOPLE BEFORE THAT EVEN IN OUR DREAM YOUR BANANA BANANA CAN NEVER BEAT OUR DEAR SOLID SUPER EAGLES! UP NAIJA !!! UP SUPER EAGLES !!! UP KESHI !!! YEYE PEOPLES !!!
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 10:29 pm
we seriously need attacking midfielders who are potent at penetrating opposition defenders. Im talking about guys like Serero,Patosi and Mahlangu (yes i knw he is injured). Pity our best attacking midfielder (Pienaar) retired becos of idiot pie rats fans questioning his commitment. Another problem is decision making in the final 3rd. We shoot wen we supposed to be pass ,we pass when we are supposed to shoot and wats worse is that its the seniors who are doing this.
El Kampion
posted: 10:30 pm
Steven Keshi has been watching the Black Pearl recent games, "Kamina Kawena", "Tic-Tac, Tic-Tac","Mphe ke ofe"....
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 10:32 pm
Nigeria was better than Bafana Bafana.
Congratulation to the Nigeria Team and Nigeria Nation as a Whole!
Love & Peace.
Meko
posted: 10:33 pm
We should let Orlando Pirates compete against Bafana Bafana next year for the Mandela Challenge!
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 10:33 pm
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )

posted: 10:29 pm | Report

we seriously need attacking midfielders who are potent at penetrating opposition defenders. Im talking about guys like Serero,Patosi and Mahlangu (yes i knw he is injured). Pity our best attacking midfielder (Pienaar) retired becos of idiot pie rats fans questioning his commitment. Another problem is decision making in the final 3rd. We shoot wen we supposed to be pass ,we pass when we are supposed to shoot and wats worse is that its the seniors who are doing this.
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What did Bafana Bafana achieve with Stephen Pienaar in the team?
Virus (TTC)
posted: 10:34 pm
pirates players are needed
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 10:39 pm
The solution:

Our participation in the CL(South African teams), will help us gain the necessary experience required at international football.

We also need a coach that will not only look for players at one club.

We also need a coach who is not scared to lose, who will not be scared to take chances, put those youngsters in the deep end, let them gain experience.
Mavisto *''DOWNS\"*
posted: 10:51 pm
As long we still gave Tshabalala and his friends Yeye, Mathoho, Parker and Phala and hey don't forget their father Gordon we are going no where. If Mandela dies we'll blame these wild animals.

Bafana bachiefs always do what we except them to do grazing on a beautiful stadium, while Nigerians are playing soccer. On the international stage there are no Gqubules, Gomez, Mfikis to help them. You think winning the league by referees help you are the best, useless team. Champions league is waiting for you fraudsters and you'll be embarrassed even there. We subjected to watch these kaizer donkies embarrassing out beautiful country. I'll never support these bazebra bazebra, their faithfools always running naked on this blog mocking us with their stolen glory.
umfino
posted: 10:52 pm
After this poor showing it is high time Shabba,Yeye,Shabangu jst retire from international futbol. let them b man enough like wat Zidane did. The current state we are in cant b any worse if we use even the under 23 or young stars than use the old bt seemingly lethargic players who can not add value to the team. Also GI is very afraid to lose so he cant give chance to youngsters bt jst sticks to experienced but lethargic players. SA soccer has deteriorated to low levels
bucs4sho
posted: 10:59 pm
What cn u expect frm these zoo average players nc nc we r goin nowhere GI weakness is dt he call yeye,gaxa,shabba,shabangu,thuso phala, hw cn u win with these tried nd tested cows nd he field them every game let's w8 4 wkend

Burkina faso wil do d same
Whyl bucs wl b makin SA proud
I thnk bucs team shd b SA squad bt onli chang roger nd put sm ada coach bt nt GI

R the zoo stl gona do we'll in africa? I doubt
MOOO
posted: 11:19 pm
We need....

*New SAFA president
*New Bafana coach
*New Bafana players
gator
posted: 12:40 am
gator
posted: 12:46 am
Congrats to the Super Eagles!!! And to Bafanax2, good luck next year on hosting so we can come back and win it again. Much thanks.
Mad Dough...Bucs4Lyf
posted: 07:07 am
Lol now we saw the true Bafana Bachieps, poor,poor,poor, what happend to mzansi's number 1? Lol he was scored with a back heel! Bafana is useless without Pirates!!!
Bucsaway Trebble Champ
posted: 08:05 am
Kickoff where the hell are my comments
don't come with your Zebrish tendencies so early in the morning
thamzen
posted: 08:07 am
Itumeleng "Heel Extension" Khune.....................lol
MATHABA-OPFC
posted: 08:27 am
am sowr bafana bafana I will only support u uma kukhona abo jail,manyisa,sangweni,meyiwa,klate,tshumayelo ,myeni,bacela,and erasmas
Phenyoza
posted: 08:29 am
"24m Chance for Bafana! Furman collects a ball in the middie and scoops it out to Parker, who looks to combine with Shabba – if he could have just stuck out his right leg it would have been a goal! But to be fair it was slightly in front of him."
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This monkey can't even get his right foot in the to at least get a deflection into goal, very very pathetic
Sharkdoug
posted: 08:33 am
He scored with his back facing our Khune, Khune was watching his ASS instead of the ball.
lubisi
posted: 08:43 am
I think we should recall Stuart Baxter, i'm sure he will produce fantastic results than this!
iPassenger
posted: 11:16 am
Perreira>>>>>>>>Santana>>>>>>>>>>Paerreira>>>>>>>>>Pitso>>>>>>>>>>Igesund>>>>>>>>and the fumbling goes on and on>>>>>>>
berminator
posted: 12:32 pm
hahahaha...banana banana couldnt even honour our legend, losing the cup to nigerians.. i dont know why gordon idiot likes kaizer #### platers so much...their so called goalie khune couldnt keep a clean sheet at home..and some lunatics call him africa's best goalkeeper my ass... what of nigeria's enyeama who plays for lille at france or even kameni, mweene or hasif of tunisia..they are far better in quality and experience.. overhyped bunch of ##### just like english players...
Azanian child wa le khosi
posted: 01:44 pm
1.I think we expect too much from Bafana bafana, this is the same team, whch didnt qualify for Afcon, world cup, and the team comprises of the same players who dissapointed us during the world cup

2.The team which played or the "Regulars" local and overseas no one plays in the most sought after leagues or real top teams, the nigerians play all over the world, they play regularly and they play top football and their development is working.

3.South africas development is non exsistant, meaning this treand will cntinue for a while, and Our national coach does not believe in young stars, Shabba, Masilela, Yeye, dikgacwi, Gaxa and others should be phased out, youngsters should be brought it( Mokotjo,Dylan classen,Malesela,Jali, van Heerden, BiBO, and others ASAP.

4. We should stop bringing every jack and jill into BB just because they scored 11 goals last season ,some players are just not national team materail (Klate,Nomandela, Dino Ndlovu, Mdledle, Fransman,Teko, Mbuyane)

5.Lastly Igesund is a a coach who is good for short term goals, long term he is not the solution.

Regards
K4L.
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