Majoro brings a tear to every South African's eye

And now ... the permutations

The results Bafana need to qualify from Group A of the Africa Cup of Nations

Posted: 24 January 2013 Time: 09:54 am

Bafana Bafana reignited the nation’s hope yesterday by banging in two goals against Angola and generally looking awesome. Now the question becomes: what do we need to make it through to the next round?

South Africans are having a hard time not getting carried away with excitement this morning, and you can’t really blame us, as we haven’t had much to celebrate regarding Bafana recently.

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However, on a serious note, after looking at the permutations, the vital instruction for the boys should be: do not lose against Morocco.

Morocco and Cape Verde did Bafana a big favour by drawing 1-1, meaning the hosts top Group A on four points – however every team in the group can still qualify.

The good news is any win or draw will take Bafana through.

Cape Verde and Morocco are on two points, while Angola are still on one.

South Africa play Morocco in their final group match, and a draw will mean we qualify for the knockout stages, no matter what the result of the Cape Verde vs Angola match.

A draw against Morocco will leave SA on five points, a tally no other team can better.

In other words, Bafana are certain of qualification unless we lose AND Cape Verde win. In that scenario Cape Verde and Morocco end on five points, while Bafana remain on four.

If Bafana lose and Angola win, Morocco will top the group on five points, Bafana and Angola will have four. In that case Bafana will go through, because of the win over Angola.

However, if SA draw and Cape Verde draw with Angola, we will top the group on five points, while Cape Verde and Morocco will be on three. Cape Verde and Morocco drew, so the decision would come down to goal-difference and then goals scored – in the matches between those two teams only (remember Mbombela? Sorry ...).

If that does not separate the teams, total goal-difference will be used; then total goals scored; then ‘fair play’, which takes into account the number of yellow and red cards; and finally, ‘the drawing of lots’.

I did the maths so you don't have to: follow me on Twitter @ProjectJennifer

Here are the rules regarding group qualification in full:

In case of equality of points between two or more teams, at the conclusion of the group matches, the ranking of the teams shall be established according to the following criteria:
72.1.  Greater number of points obtained in the matches between the teams in question;
72.2.  The best goal difference in the matches between the teams in question;
72.3.  Greater number of goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned;
72.4.  Goal difference in all group matches;
72.5. Greatest number of goals scored in all the group matches;
72.6.  Fair Play points system taking into account the number of yellow and red cards;
72.7.  Drawing of lots by CAF Organising Committee

Previous comments on this story...

Gucci Man
posted: 09:59 am
Majoro bring a tear to every South African's eye
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This is the same player KING ? said is useless and Erasmus,Manqele and Manzini are far much better than Majoro .
Hayi bafwethu .....this guy idiski akalazi ,
Where are you now ? I know you gonna talk about, this is your vocab (Chiefs players,Bobby's dogs,Neil Tovey and Furman).
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 10:01 am
I said it that today it will be permutations all the way. They ahve satrted.

I now remember and miss Neil Tovey, Ryan Cooper and Furman.
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 10:02 am
In other words, Bafana are certain of qualification unless we lose AND Cape Verde win. In that scenario Cape Verde and Morocco end on five points, while Bafana remain on four.

Is this not feasible given our previous performance (inconsistency)?
Gucci Man
posted: 10:02 am
Back to the topic , there's a room for improvement .
Coach...you deed a wonderful job in terms of your tactics , I know we don't really appreciate the work of the coach, but as the players did well, you also did a wonderful job.

Our boys deserve around of applause, this is the first step to the rightdirection.
Our boys must have the same confidence to take on the defence of our opponets and create chances and we need to score more goals .

Behind Bafana Bafana 100% all the way
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:02 am
@Gucci Man

Khosilami......Did you see Dean Furman's performance?...I need your intelligent football mind's input on this one Bozza lami......hai hayi hayi hayi hayi...iyadlala lentwana umona phansi..
Tolly.ba.Thathe
posted: 10:04 am
Chiefs players must stay faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrr away from this team if we really want to progress. We need to listen to Neil Tovey as well.

Just as we did listen to him yesterday we must keep it up otherwise if GI tempers with the winning team then home is where we are heading on Sunday.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:06 am
Sorry guys from the Gorilla Camp...We do not have DENTAL problems at Chiefs hence that facial expression by Majoro in this picture.

The Ladies call him John Legend.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:09 am
Get well soon Major.......The 12th of Feb is looming...we also need you at Loftus Stadium.....

Reclaiming The Glory continues.....
Jacob/Styles
posted: 10:12 am
Well first let me congratulate the boys for ensuring that we celebrate in style yesterday's win. I actually admired the overall performance of the team when all odds were against them. I said it yesterday that it is up to the players to dispel the negative perceptions from their own supporters and they emphatically done that. I believe approaching that Morocco game with a mentality to score goals and shut the back will strengthen this wave of optimism, which has engulfed the whole Country.

My honest plea though to all SA's is that let's refrain from comparing our players to those who are being left out of the squad. I'm a Pirate supporter and really love my team, but the squad GI selected represents me whether I like it or not. Viva Bafana Ayihlome ihlasele!!!
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 10:13 am
The Phefeni Boyposted: 10:02 am  |  Report
@Gucci Man

Khosilami......Did you see Dean Furman's performance?...I need your intelligent football mind's input on this one Bozza lami......hai hayi hayi hayi hayi...iyadlala lentwana umona phansi..
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My khosi these Black Lizards said GI is racist after he left out Zandile Jali, Jali is below the average. Yeye, Furman and Mahlangu are above the average (worlda-class). KG made yeye to look average

K4L : let's hear
Sooper.
posted: 10:14 am
I wont watse my breath on hypocrites ...Pirates fans like it when things are running smooth you`re just glory fans nina....! Now you`re singing Gordon`s praises....

n.b# Dont write off Killer yet remember what he did to Spain...Proudly & Loudly South African...
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 10:16 am
By the look of things Morocco and Carpo Verde will progress to the quarterfinals. They are going to win their last games with ease, WHY?

-Morocco will find a confused Bafana which don't know whether to play for a draw or a win. Bafana for sure will try to play a defensive game and the moment Morocco get a goal they will be more confused and the game will end 4-0.

-CV and Angola game will all be about motivation. Angolans are demoralised at this point and CV well pumped up, so easy win for CV.
MAMINZELA
posted: 10:18 am
The Problem with Chiefs supporters is that when Bafana Bafana perform badly it is the National Team

When the team wins it now belongs to ONLY them

We know they are hungry for something to celebrate but to claim easy victories of National interest as theirs its very indigineous

It is them who first sow the seed of division in the Country by personalizing the National Team and they continue in the same vein

US Bhakaniyas will not seek permission from them to Congratulate where we see fit and to criticise where it worth a criic

Their Quantity lot of Players failed the Nation on the 19th now that other Players have moped the damage they come again to claim some easy victory
Spijo
posted: 10:19 am
gucci uyeke u mona majoro iz da best nigga
Gucci Man
posted: 10:19 am
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 10:02 am | Report

@Gucci Man

Khosilami......Did you see Dean Furman's performance?...I need your intelligent football mind's input on this one Bozza lami......hai hayi hayi hayi hayi...iyadlala lentwana umona phansi..
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Khosi lami if Furman mantain this perfomance I'm telling you there's gonna be less ppl mentioning Andile Jali. What a perfomance yesterday , he was the master. Not taking anything away from Andile Jali.....very talented boy, but if Furman can continue playing like this with that positive attitude, then Andile Jali ...is history in our national team. Our biggest enemy is consistancy Khosi lami.....
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:24 am
Gucci Man

posted: 09:59 am | Report

Majoro bring a tear to every South African's eye
.......................................................................................................................................................................
This is the same player KING ? said is useless and Erasmus,Manqele and Manzini are far much better than Majoro .
Hayi bafwethu .....this guy idiski akalazi ,
Where are you now ? I know you gonna talk about, this is your vocab (Chiefs players,Bobby's dogs,Neil Tovey and Furman).
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Kulale kungadliwe izolo KING woke up in a soaked pillow....

I heard he spilled his V.O. Bertrams all over his Cressida cloth seats when Majoro scored...ubelilalele emotweni.
Anti-Zebra
posted: 10:26 am
When the whole Zebras nation was busy bubbling with excitement after that win, us, The Ghost were thinking of the permutations.

When people like Phefeni Box and Gucci Man were busy speaking as if they're through to the next stage, gloating about Bafana, chasing the Gordon supporting Buccaneers away to support Zambia, we were already thinking of the permutations.

Angola is dispirited. If they enter Sunday's game with last evening's mentality, then Cape Verde is guaranteed a win. Then if Gordon XI fail to at least get a draw against Morocco, Furman can go fight relegation in the 3rd division with Oldham.

Jennifer Malec thanks for stating the obvious
Gucci Man
posted: 10:27 am
MAMINZELA
posted: 10:18 am | Report

The Problem with Chiefs supporters is that when Bafana Bafana perform badly it is the National Team
When the team wins it now belongs to ONLY them

We know they are hungry for something to celebrate but to claim easy victories of National interest as theirs its very indigineous
It is them who first sow the seed of division in the Country by personalizing the National Team and they continue in the same vein
US Bhakaniyas will not seek permission from them to Congratulate where we see fit and to criticise where it worth a criic

Their Quantity lot of Players failed the Nation on the 19th now that other Players have moped the damage they come again to claim some easy victory
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MAMINZELA...today you're making sense, I don't know what's right with you ,
The truth is you know that not all but most Pirates fans on this site are bitter about the exclusion of Andile Jali,Sifiso Myeni,Diane Klate,Moeneeb Josephs and Tlou Segoelela to an extend that they wished us a bad luck. Please man /sisi stop this selective analyses. We(Chiefs fans) supported our national team unconditionally from the day GI released the name of the 23 soldiers. All you guys did was to insults GI, calling him a racist, and all sorts of names. We and other few Pirates,Sundowns fans didn't care but supported our team. Some of you were celebrating the results of Cape Verde and SA last weekend . Some of you even said is that they will not waste thier time supporting Bafana Bafana, they will support Zambia
Now one game Bafana win , all of a sudden some of you are coming back claiming to be supporting Bafana Bafana.
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 10:29 am
Jacob/Styles

posted: 10:12 am | Report

Well first let me congratulate the boys for ensuring that we celebrate in style yesterday's win. I actually admired the overall performance of the team when all odds were against them. I said it yesterday that it is up to the players to dispel the negative perceptions from their own supporters and they emphatically done that. I believe approaching that Morocco game with a mentality to score goals and shut the back will strengthen this wave of optimism, which has engulfed the whole Country.

My honest plea though to all SA's is that let's refrain from comparing our players to those who are being left out of the squad. I'm a Pirate supporter and really love my team, but the squad GI selected represents me whether I like it or not. Viva Bafana Ayihlome ihlasele!!!
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#my hat off#

Thank You baba......nice statement...

Sesihlomile.....Asibaduduleni!!!
shuduu
posted: 10:30 am
lets keep on supporting the boys 1000% bhynd bafana
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