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South Africa vs New Zealand international friendly

Posted: 30 May 2014 Time: 08:24

Follow live commentary as Bafana Bafana conclude their tour Down Under against New Zealand.

FULLTIME: That's it, 0-0, Bafana end their tour Down Under with another draw. They dominate the game, but yet again fail to find the back of the net. Is that the last we see of Gordon Igesund? Time will tell.

91 - Another horror challenge by the Kiwis on Serero. Shocking stuff! 

88 - SUB: The hard-working but misfiring Rantie makes way for Platinum Stars' Siphelele Mthembu

87 - YELLOW for Mkhwanazi

85 - Scuffle breaks out as Serero is roughed up once again. Boxall is cautioned, but captain Ngcongca is livid and lashing out at the referee over the treatment the star man has received tonight.

81 - Bafana keep on piling on the pressure, but Moss produces a double save to first deny Yeye, then Rantie. Can we get that goal??

77 - So close for Bafana!! Zwane gets into the box, cuts inside and sends in a shot, but the defender clears his goal-bound shot with his bum.

74 - Horrible mix-up at the back sees the Kiwis 2-on-1, but Mkhwanazi is strong at the back and clears the danger.

70 - SUB: Patosi has had his run, now the turn of Zwane

69 - Nice buil-up play involving Patosi and Rantie, with the latter's deflected shot going for a corner.

67 SUB: Phala off, Zungu on for Bafana. New Zealand also make three subs ...

64 - Patosi's turn to take a shot. It's weak, but takes a wicked bounce and hits the keeper in the face. However, Bafana player was following up.

61 - Bafana camping in the opposition half as Serero fires in a shot, but again it is straight at the keeper.

58 - Another good chance for Bafana, this time Phala, who runs onto a delightful cross from Mokeke, but his header skims wide.

56 - Rantie bursts into the box and wriggles free of two defenders, but then drags his shot wide. It's been the story of the night ...

54 -Shot on target for Bafana as KICK OFF Footballer of the Season Hlompho Kekana has a pop from a free-kick, but Moss saves to his left.

52 - New Zealand's best chance as they counter quickly. Boyd has space down the right and takes a shot, but it hits the side-netting!

51 - Great pass from Mokeke releases Patosi, who cuts the ball back to Phala. However, the SuperSport man drags his shot wide. Good chance that!

48 - Bafana win a corner two minutes in. It's initially cleared, but it comes back out to Phala in a great position. However, he opts to shoot from a tight angle rather than pass to those waiting in the middle.

46 - We've kicked off the second half at the MT Smart Stadium...

HALFTIME: Goalless at the end of a first half in which Bafana have dominated possiession and territory and played some nice football, but without really testing New Zealand keeper Glen Moss.

44 - Williams with his first bit of action as he rushes out to save at the feet of Tyler Boyd.

40 - New Zealand come close again. They break down the right and have numbers in the box, but a crucial touch from Ngcongca saves the day with Ryan Thomas lurking unmarked.

37 - Another great chance for Bafana. This time they take it wide as Mokeke puts in a cross which is half-cleared. Mokeke's second cross finds Rantie, whose first-time volley is just over.

36 - Lots of passing from Bafana in and around the area, but hey just can't get that final ball away. Story of our lives.

31 - Yeye hits a shot which deflects off Patosi and hits the woodwork, but Patosi was in an offside position and play is halted.

30 – Rantie wins a corner, but Phala and Yeye mess up the set-piece, allowing New Zealand to clear the danger.

27 – And that’s the closest New Zealand have come. A mistake by Ngcongca allows Durante to fire off a shot from a tight angle, but he drags it across the face of goal. Wake-up call for Bafana there…

25 - Ronwen Williams may as well go sit in the stands and get a drink. He has seen no action ...

20 - Bafana are camping in New Zealand's half, but that final ball is still lacking. Who will produce the magic?

16 - Patosi is inches away from getting his second goal in two games. He gets the ball on the edge of area, cuts inside and fires off a shot which has the keeper sprawling. Closest so far!

12 - Patosi with a free-kick in a dangerous position, but his delivery is very poor.

11 - Looks like the New Zealand approch is similar to that of their rugby side - rough their opponents up. Serero coming in for special treatment.

7 - Not enough touches so far for Serero or Patosi and, barring the chance in the first minute, Rantie hasn't seen the ball.

5 - Nhalpo's secon touch is a rough one as he flattens an attacker. The free-kick is a pin-point one and Bafana struggle to deal with it, but eventually the ball is scrambled away.

3 - Nice start by Bafana this - looking very composed and comfortable. Let's hope they can keep this going and back it up with some goals.

1 - Great early chance for Bafana as Rantie is played through by Patosi, but goalkeeper Glen Moss comes out like a sweeper and saves the shot.

Injury to Thabo Nthethe means Ngcongca will shift to centre-back, with Nhlapo playing on the right.

- Anthems now as we are minutes away from kick-off

- Anele Ngcongca will captain Bafana

Gordon Igesund has made three changes to what is likely to be his final match as Bafana Bafana coach.

The South Africans earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw against World Cup-bound Australia earlier in the week, and will be looking to finish a tour which started in disastrous fashion on a high note.

Ronwen Williams, who last played in the 5-0 drubbing by Brazil, replaces Senzo Meyiwa in goals, while there is also a new defensive pairing – Thabo Nthethe and Mulomowandau Mathoho out, with Buhle Mkhwanaziand Siyabonga Nhlapo coming in.

Ayanda Patosi and Thulani Serero will be looking to continue the good form they showed in the match against Australia.

TEAMS

New Zealand XI: Moss, Tuiloma, Boyd, McGlinchey, Rojas, James, Thomas, Roux, Payne, Boxall, Durante

South Africa XI: Williams, Nhlapho, Ngcongca, Mkhwanazi, Mokeke, Letsholonyane, Kekana, Serero, Phala (Zungu 67), Patosi (Zwane 70), Rantie

Livefyre comments on this story...

nicoze
posted: 2014-05-30 06:35:26

Wish u. Can jst upper ur game whn it cums 2 news update coz this days u r lazy my friend pls u cn do better!!

whatfor
posted: 2014-05-30 06:35:40

Is the Game live on SABC? Does anyone have any IDEA?

Kickoff BloggerLePirates
posted: 2014-05-30 06:36:33

whatfor Yes its live 9H30 AM

@Bra Lifi
posted: 2014-05-30 06:37:13

All the best to the coach and the boys.

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-30 06:43:43

If we fail to beat NZ today, then we have to forget about everything and start preparing for World Cup 2026

LOBOLA
posted: 2014-05-30 06:50:53

This  time , there  must be  a  win so as Bafaana can  cerebrate with a  HAKA!!

LOBOLA
posted: 2014-05-30 06:52:03

This  time BAFAANA must  win  to CEREBRATE  in  a HAKA Dance period.

Khomo-Ea-Fatse
posted: 2014-05-30 07:01:54

Phenyoza  Do you think BB will qualify 4 any WC besides  hosting it?

deleted_21083860_deleted_21083860_SisterP
posted: 2014-05-30 07:03:45

I wonder if FIFA is investigating that game between Nigeria and Scotland. Nigeria keeper intentionally punched the ball to his net. Surely that game was fixed

LOBOLA
posted: 2014-05-30 07:04:31

Khomo-Ea-Fatse 

                             Stop SMOKING Dope and  U can realise that BB is  trying  and doing   his best..Besides,, If  U  dont   stop smoking  pot, U will never  know wat is hapenning in  our  BEAUTIFUL country my friend.

Win or Loose "2nd Star Failure FC"
posted: 2014-05-30 07:12:11

SisterP could there be a match fixing even if it's friendly game?

Fashion4
posted: 2014-05-30 07:13:47

Win or Loose "2nd Star Failure FC" Yes

whatfor
posted: 2014-05-30 07:14:57

Win or Loose "2nd Star Failure FC" it's very much possible, and the main cause is the betting on this matches......

Khomo-Ea-Fatse
posted: 2014-05-30 07:17:16

LOBOLA it was just a mere question my friend, Jah!!!!

Backpage
posted: 2014-05-30 07:20:14

Shame to those Nigerians who never wanted to return the ball to the field after it went to the crowd in the stand. That was a disgrace to Africa.

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-05-30 07:23:35

He he he he he he.. Ryan Cooper, what are you implying with that caption?

LOBOLA
posted: 2014-05-30 07:23:39

packpage 

                       My  friend, that is  why MANKIND  have  NAMES..They didnt   disgrace Africa  but disgraced   themselves as   a  (NIGERIA) country..and they are still  disgracing   the NIGERIA  name   with their   BOKO HARAMS  and  the  corruptions my  friend..

Ur   name   is  PACKAGE  and    I am CALLED (LOBOLA) as   SisterP have her  name.

LOBOLA
posted: 2014-05-30 07:25:16

According to  my time its 6  minutes to  start the  match  --Go  BAFAANA  BAFAANA ..

Game  on !

MoraBucsKeikutlwa
posted: 2014-05-30 07:27:33

With romantic williams in goals.....oh nz is going to have a sweet and lovely game...

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-05-30 07:31:27

MoraBucsKeikutlwa Why are rats always bitter if their players are not playing? Jeez guys, you need to grow up. What is so special about Pirates players anyway? Le ya bhora shame!

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