Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football writer
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12 Nov 2016
4:03 pm

Bafana lead Senegal at half-time

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Bafana Bafana lead Senegal 2-0 at half time in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier at packed Peter Mokaba Stadium, with goals from captain Thulani Hlatshwayo and striker Thulani Serero.

Sadio Mane of Senegal challenged by Thulani Serero of South Africa during 2018 World Cup Qualifiers match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokab Stadium, November on the 12 November 2016 © Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Bafana started slowly, playing more defensively but signs were there when they went on attack that they could cause an upset of the day against the Group D favourites.

Hatshwayo opened the scoring in the 43rd minute from the spot kick after the referee awarded Bafana a penalty for a foul on Eleazar Rodgers.

Serero tapped in with a few seconds to the end of the half, finishing Bafana’s quick counter attack.