Bafana set new unbeaten record against Guinea-Bissau
Posted: 25 March 2017 Time: 17:33
Bafana Bafana set a record for going unbeaten with the 3-1 friendly win over Guinea-Bissau in Durban on Saturday.
Bafana saw off the Wild Dogs via goals from Kermit Erasmus, debutant Percy Tau and Andile Jali at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
The result extended Bafana's unbeaten run to 16 matches, bettering the mark set between September 1994 to January 1996, when they were finally defeated by Ruud Krol’s Egypt in the African Nations Cup pool stages. However, they still went on to claim the title on home soil.
Bafana's last loss was with a ‘C’ side in an African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier at home to Angola in October 2015.
The likes of Wandisile Letlabika, Levy Mokgothu, Mlungisi Mbunjana and Roggert Nyundu, not players in the normal course of things that would be considered for national team duty, got a run that day.
Bafana can extend their unbeaten record when they host Angola in East London on Tuesday in what will be interim coach Owen da Gama's last game in charge before handing over the reins to Shakes Mashaba's permanent successor.
BAFANA’S 16-GAME UNBEATEN RUN
24/10/15 (a) v Angola 2-1 (CHAN qualifier)
13/11/15 (a) v Angola 3-1 (World Cup qualifier)
17/11/15 (h) v Angola 1-0 (World Cup qualifier)
26/03/16 (a) v Cameroon 2-2 (Nations Cup qualifier)
29/03/16 (h) v Cameroon 0-0 (Nations Cup qualifier)
05/06/16 (a) v Gambia 4-0 (Nations Cup qualifier)
18/06/16 (a) v Lesotho 1-1 (COSAFA Castle Cup)
22/06/16 (a) v Swaziland 5-1 (COSAFA Castle Cup)
25/06/16 (a) v Botswana 3-2 (COSAFA Castle Cup)
02/09/16 (h) v Mauritania 1-1 (Nations Cup qualifier)
06/09/16 (h) v Egypt 1-0 (Friendly)
08/10/16 (a) v Burkina Faso 1-1 (World Cup qualifier)
11/10/16 (h) v Ghana 1-1 (Friendly)
12/11/16 (h) v Senegal 2-1 (World Cup qualifier)
16/11/16 (a) v Mozambique 1-1 (Friendly)
25/03/17 (h) v Guinea-Bissau 3-1 (Friendly)