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Bafana Bafana vs Sudan Nations Cup qualifier

Posted: 15 November 2014 Time: 14:48

Follow all the live action as Bafana Bafana host Sudan in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Moses Mabida Stadium in Durban.

Fulltime!!!! South Africa win and qualify for the 2015 Nations Cup! Bafana dominated throughout, but Sudan's late goal made it a nervy finish. But a well-deserved win, courtesy of Serero and Rantie!

90+3 - Nervy moments as Sudan camp around our box ...

90+2 - More yoh! Sudanese striker goes down in the area under pressure from Khumalo, but the ref waves play on...

Four minutes to be added on ...

89 - Yoh! Sudan have the ball in the back of the net, but it's ruled out for offside.

88 SUB: Yeye Letsholonyane on for Serero. That's his 50th cap.

85 - Incredible how that goal has disrupted the rhythm of Bafana's game. It was all looking so confortable, but now it's panic stations.

83 Yellow - Ref getting card-happy now as Mathoho is booked for bring Ibrahim down.

82 Yellow - Goalscorer Ibrahim booked for a deliberate handball

80 - 10 minutes remaining. Bafana were looking comfortable, but the goal has thrown the cat amongst the pidgeons. Come on boys!

That, by the way, is the first goal Bafana have conceded in the qualifying campaign...

76 GOAL - Sudan pull one back from close range as Bafana fall asleep at the back. Ibrahim with the goal

75 - Sekola with a good pass to play in Cream. However, for once his touch is a poor one, forcing him to cut back and hit a shot which is blocked.

74 - Bafana keeping a high line and pressing the Sudanese defenders. It's working wonders as the visitors have to resport to long balls.

72 - Coetzee gets beyond the halfway line - maybe for the first time in his international career - and has a pot at goal, but it's nowhere close.

70 SUB: Mahmoud on for Ali. All Sudan changes now made

67 - Bafana now playing keep-ball. Sudan, bizarrely, are not chasing the ball down ...

63 - Bafana dominating now, playing with some arrogance. Still need to keep it cool and make sure of the win though.

60 - Rantie hacked down in the area, but play is called back for an earlier foul

58 SUB: Ndulula makes way as Moeketsi Sekola comes on for his debut

56 YELLOWS: Babeker and Coetzee booked on the aftermath

Handbags here as Ngconcga gets caught by a late challenge. Same player who caught Keet in the first half.

Serero plays in Rantie, who swerves past one defender before opening up his body and curling into the top corner. Quality!!!

53 GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Rantie!!!!!!!

53 - Ndulula gets into the area and, with the ball going away from him, tries a shot. It's wide from a very tight angle.

51 - Manyisa has the ball in the back of the net, but he's ruled offside. It was ... by millimeters.

50 - It's been all Bafana in the second half so far. They look desperate to get the second goal and seal qualification.

47 - Another chance for Bafana as the ball bounces around the small box. It just misses Ndulula and Sudan survive ...

46 CHANCE - What a start for Bafana as Rantie chaces down what looks like another lost cause. The ball bounces kindly for him, but the goalkeeper pulls off a good save to deny the shot.

SUB: Nasredlin replaces the booked Nassir

We're back on ...

HALFTIME: A poor, poor first 38 minutes for Bafana, but the goal from Serero has awoken the team and they were unlucky not to have added another.

45 + 2 - Another great chance as Ncgoncga burst into the box and squares to Serero, but this time his shot is straight at the keeper. 

45 - Rantie and Khumalo combining so well down the left and causing Sudan endless problems.

43 BIG MISS!! - Khumalo with a great run down the left. His cross takes out a defender and the keeper, but Ndulula misses an open goal!

41 - Play held up as Keet goes down injured, courtesy of a high kick from a Sudanese player. Lucky to escape a yellow there.

Serero gets his first goal for the country, tucking home Rantie's cross. It's Bafana's first chance, but it's one that counts!

38 GOALLLLL!!!!!!!!!! Serero!!!!

37 YELLOW - Nazir Nassir booked for desent

36 - Best bit of build-up yet for Bafana as Serero pulls the strings and sets

Khumalo fee down the left. Khumalo does well to beat one defender, but his cross is shocking with numbers in the box.

33 - Past the hour-mark and the Sudanese goalie has not had to make a save. Worrying for Bafana, who are lacking craetive spark.

30 CHANCE - Sudan break straight through the middle and are one-on-one, but Khumalo tracks back with a brilliant tackle to deny the striker!

28 - All according to plan so far for Sudan. Bafana dominating possession, but no chances yet. Sudan settling for long-range shots.

25 - Furman again gives the ball away, the third time. So unlike the midfielder...

24 - Great break by Bafana. Rantie break down the left and again beats a defender, but again he delays his pass and the moment is lost.

23 - Furman gives the ball away in a dangerous area. Sudan look to capatilise, but Jali tracks back brilliantly to cut out the danger.

20 - Bafana win another corner, but Mathoho is crowded out and his header easily gathered

16 - CHANCE - Keet with his first save, clutching onto a long-range effort from Omer Mahmour. That will do his confidence a world of good.

13 - Bafana dominating the early exchanges, but no killer final ball just yet.

11 - Lovely interplay between Furman and Serero. Furman then plays it to Ngcongca on the right, but his corss is a poor one.

9 - The cross is cleared, but Serero picks up in the edge of the area and has a dip, but he drags it wide of the right-hand upright.

8 - First corner goes the way of Bafana, with Oupa Manyisa winning it. 

6 - Sudan with their first foray forward. They get some space down the right and cross, but Coetzee clears.

4 - Rantie with the first burst at goal. He beats one defender, but gets crowded out after that.

2 - Some early touches for the back-four to settle the nerves. Big cheers for new captain Dean Furman every time he touches the ball.

1 - And off we go, Bafana playing from left to right 

First, a moment of silence for the late Senzo Meyiwa...

Anthems and handshakes done - time to get started!

TEAM NEWS: 

Shakes Mashaba has made three changes to his side from the last match, the goalless draw against Congo.

Darren Keet comes in to replace the late Senzo Meyiwa, while Anele Ngcongca takes over from the suspended Thulani Hlatshwayo at right-back. The other change sees Oupa Manyisa coming in for Mandla Masango.

South Africa: Keet, Mathoho, Coetzee, Khumalo, Ngcongca, Manyisa, Furman, Jali, Serero, Rantie, Ndulula.

Subs: Khuzwayo, Nyauza, Mashamaite, Masango, Letsholonyane, Sekola, Zwane.

Sudan: Maghoub, Ali, Gafar, Suliman; Mamoun, Kosti, Hassan, Nassir, Tahir, Ibrahim, Babeker

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Livefyre comments on this story...

bomboclat!!!!!!!!
posted: 2014-11-15 12:51:26

nxa y masango on the bench??? y manyisa in??? thiz guy is out of form mane nxa...u hv rattish tendencies!!!!!

Tolly (Bobby's dogs just bark to anything that mov
posted: 2014-11-15 13:00:42

Stop smoking and after that come and fart here please.

Tolly (Bobby's dogs just bark to anything that mov
posted: 2014-11-15 13:01:43

Fyi, the victory or loss is not for either Chiefs or Pirates but for the SA as a nation.

khosibenz
posted: 2014-11-15 13:07:48

bomboclat!!!!!!!! U nt the coach, if U were U wud have done it ur own way, sit down, Mashaba is the coach

MrKings
posted: 2014-11-15 13:10:56

Letsholonyane should have been in for manyisa, we can't play with 3 center difensive midfilders. jali, furman and manyisa.

BUCSELONA
posted: 2014-11-15 13:12:20

MrKings and letsholonyane is playing which position?

Doctor k 16v(Blesser)
posted: 2014-11-15 13:12:34

Damn so far so good by serero

Jezzza
posted: 2014-11-15 13:13:13

MrKings it surprised me also how Manyisa, Furman and Jali are playing together. I am not watching yet but i just hope the coach thought of it cos Manyisa is struggling at pirates

SencoPation
posted: 2014-11-15 13:13:56

bomboclat!!!!!!!!  ... Pls don't make it a Chiefs/Pirates affair. just watch the game and pray that we win. That's all. If you are not in it with us, then wait for chiefs to play, and you 'decide' for Baxter.

BUCSELONA
posted: 2014-11-15 13:14:25

Jeza2014 MrKings nd hw wil letsholonyane play differently 4rm dos? 

Jezzza
posted: 2014-11-15 13:17:19

BUCSELONA Jeza2014 MrKings U just arguing for the sake of it or what? are u watching these guys for the first time today? we all know Yeye was gonna be better than having Manyisa there.  I am not a coach that is why i am accepting what the coach has done. I was gonna start with Masango


MrKings
posted: 2014-11-15 13:17:30

attacking midfilder

Ambitious_Khosi
posted: 2014-11-15 13:21:18

In this kinda game,should our attacking players be wiser in front of goal,this could be as easy as a walk in the park

skinny_bucs
posted: 2014-11-15 13:23:21

Bafana shuld win ths 1 easly 

Chiefs E Tona
posted: 2014-11-15 13:25:10

There's a missing link here.

borawalekhosi
posted: 2014-11-15 13:26:23

Rantie must release the ball early

khosi lami
posted: 2014-11-15 13:28:07

I saw this coming yesterday how can you play manyisa n serero as wingers look at them they keep dropping in middle field congesting the middle field leaving spaces out wide just saw shakes telling them to stay wide

Chiefs E Tona
posted: 2014-11-15 13:28:20

Bomboclat you are entitled to your own opinion. Keep them coming without any fear.

MthokozisiNhlaloNcube
posted: 2014-11-15 13:28:28

with four zebras included in the 18 man squad this dull performance is expected

khosi lami
posted: 2014-11-15 13:29:40

Ubatyiwe wena

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