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Angola vs Bafana Bafana 2018 World Cup qualfier live commentary and updates

Posted: 13 November 2015 Time: 15:27

The 2018 World Cup qualifier between Angola and South Africa ended 3-1 to Bafana Bafana. This way for the minute-by-minute action of how the game unfolded.

SABC are not broadcasting the 2018 World Cup qualfier as they do not have the rights for the national team's away matches, but will keep you up to speed right here.


FULL-TIME: Angola 1 (Gelson 2') South Africa 2 (Rantie 14' Gabuza 20' Jali pen 82')

90+4' - Bafana trying to hold the ball and run down the clock as far as possible and it's now quite comfortable at the back.

90' - Direct free-kick for Angola outside the box but Rantie blocks it and the follow-up shot is hopeless. Bafana under pressure in the closing stages and need to remain focused. Four minutes to be added on...

85' - ANGOLA SUB: Moco (ON) for Adao (OFF)

85' - Some really strange decisions in this match but Jali received a second caution for leaving the field of play and then gesturing to the home supporters to keep quiet. Interpreted as inciting the fans, which is deemed dangerous.

83' - RED CARD! Jali is booked for inciting the fans during his celebration. It's his second yellow card so he's walking off.

82' - GOAL BAFANA! Jali coolly slots the ball into the bottom-left corner and it's 3-1.

79' - PENALTY FOR BAFANA! Jali releases Rantie, who is brought down by the keeper! Replays show it was a terrible decision as Dominique clearly won the ball at Rantie's feet as he was trying to round him.

77' - Lebese with the corner-kick delivery, Mathoho threatens and wins another corner as his header is blocked. Next corner Dominique catches easily. Then Furman is booked for a foul on Menga Dolly.

72' - There are acres of space for Bafana to exploit on the counter-attack here and they are spreading the ball across the field well but just need to pick the right passes and they will score another goal.

70' - ANGOLA SUB: Menga Dolly (ON) for Papel (OFF)

69' - Bafana launch an excellent counter-attack that looks very dangerous until Furman chooses the wrong pass and Dominique sweeps up from the back.

67' - Makola with some excellent skill on the right flank cuts inside and then hits an outside-boot through-ball but a harsh offside call halts a beautiful move.

65' - BAFANA SUB: Lebese (ON) for Masango (OFF) 

64' - Bafana slowing down the play now and getting their foot on the ball, passing it around for some possession before Dominquez loses the ball. Open goal, but Rantie is smothered on the byline.

62' - Angola using the width of the pitch now and bringing their full-backs into play but their crosses are being dealt with comfortably by Mathoho and Coetzee. 

59' - BAFANA SUB: Furman (ON) for Zungu (OFF)

58' - Gabuza is basically put into a rugby ruck by Bastos, who concedes the free-kick but again there is no yellow card from the referee. It's a little bit too obvious here...

57' - Djalma Campos twists and turns outside the box and then shoots hard but it's high and wide as the home crowd voice their displeasure with some eery whistlling.

55' - BAFANA SUB: Makola (ON) for Serero (OFF)

53' - Masango and Serero threaten right on the edge of the area but a last-ditch tackle/foul stops a shot before Angola attack down the left, but it's an easy catch for Mabokgwane. 

50' - Zungu also doing well in midfield, winning tackles, reading the game and intercepting danger as well as starting counter-attacks. Angola on the front foot as they go in search of an equaliser at the start of the second period.

48' - Matlaba with some excellent defending against the tricky Papel on the right, jockeying and then timing his tackle on the edge of the area. South Africa working well to double up on players and defend as a unit, and the tracking back has been good.

46' - No changes as the second half kicks off with South Africa now attacking from left to right. A shadow falls over most of the pitch, which will help in the hot conditions.

HALF-TIME: Angola 1 (Gelson 2') South Africa 2 (Rantie 14' Gabuza 20')

45+3' - Serero retrieves a cross in space on the left, plays it inside to Gabuza, who then hits a horrible pass and a promising situation is lost.

45' - SCUFFLE! Bua shoots over the bar and then slaps Jali on the back of the head while his back is turned. Jali stands his ground, Gabuza comes in to fight for him! It's getting heated. Jali and Bua both receive yellow cards.

44' - Rantie having a great game, this time turns on a dime on the halfway line and almost sends Masango through on goal but Angola defend the situation desperately.

40' - Jali in the wall bravely heads the resultant free-kick away but then goes down and he's looking dizzy. Stretchered off, but then comes back onto the pitch.

39' - Ngconcga is tackled by Djalma Campos but recovers to win the ball back, but then Djalmba goes down and wins a free-kick after the slightest of touches to the face by Ngcongca's hand. Very soft decision.

38' - Rantie getting no help from the referee despite persistent fouling by the tall Angola defenders, who are struggling to contain his pace and low centre of gravity. 

35' - Angola always looking dangerous in attack but the ball is just not falling for them at the moment as Bafana escape another corner with unconvincing defending. This time Mabokgwane comes to punch and just about deals with it.

33' - Gabuza is working his socks off in the 30-degree heat, providing a good outlet on the break and now wins a corner, from which Mathoho wins a header but hits it straight at keeper Dominique.

29' - Mathoho was almost turned again by Gelson but this time recovers and makes the block on the shot. Captain and goalkeeper Mabokgwane is down and receiving treatment but will continue. 

27' - Zungu with an excellent sliding tackle in midfield starts a counter-attack between Masango and Gabuza before Serero's first-time shot goes over the bar. Bafana playing with speed and confidence going forward.

24' - ANGOLA SUB: Centre-back Buatu is replaced by attacking player Dario.

20' - GOAL BAFANA! Sweeping move from South Africa and Gabuza makes it 2-1, into the bottom-left corner from Masango's pass down the right channel. 

18' - Gabuza, Masango, Serero and Rantie are doing great work up front pressing the Angola defence high up the pitch and mistakes are being made. Bafana on top at the moment but still look vulnerable on the counter.

14' - GOAL BAFANA! Rantie passes into the bottom-right corner from just inside the box after picking up Matlaba's pass from the left. Beautiful, composed finish.

11' - Rantie is clearly blocked off by Kusungu as he was running onto Gabuza's headed flick-on from a long-ball, but only a free-kick and the Angola players escapes a booking. Rantie would have been clean through on goal.

10' - Masango and Ngcongca bomb forward down the right, Gabuza moves out wide and receives the ball, but then his cross is poor and goes out of play.

9' - Rantie showing a willingness to run directly at the Angola defenders but having little joy at the moment against their big, strong players. 

6' - Set-piece from Masango on the right but Angola defence clears, Rantie picks up the loose ball and takes on his man down the left and wins a corner, but nothing comes of it. Bafana trying to come back immediately.

2' - GOAL ANGOLA! Gabuza, Masango and Rantie are wasteful on a promising attack, Angola regain possession, break quickly, and Gelson beats Mathoho and two other static defenders to finish low into the bottom-left corner.  

1' - The game us underway as Angola, playing in red and black, kick off from left to right.


Shakes Mashaba is donning the infamous blue suit once again...

The national anthems have been sung. It's 30 degrees at the Ombaka National Stadium in Benguela as Jackson Mabokgwane tosses the coin.

Angola XI: Dominique, Clinton, Buatu (Dario 24'), Kusunga, Adao (Moco 85'), Djalma, Gelson, Papel (Menga Dolly 70'), Bastos (capt), Natael, Bua

Bafana XI: Mabokgwane (capt), Ngcongca, Matlaba, Coetzee, Mathoho, Masango (Lebese 65'), Zungu (Furman 59'), Jali (sent off 83'), Serero (Makola 55'), Gabuza, Rantie

Subs: Williams, Sandilands, Nhlapo, Hlatshwayo, Daniels, Furman, Mokotjo, Lebese, Makola, Zwane, Ndlovu, Vilakazi

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