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!
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