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5 Sep 2014
6:54 pm

Blow by blow: Bafana Bafana vs Sudan

It's Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba's first match in charge of "a new look" Bafana Bafana for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan at the El Merreikh Stadium tonight in Khartoum. Bafana Bafana are in Group A of the qualifiers along with Nigeria, Congo and tonight's opponents Sudan.

FILE PICTURE: South Africa celebrates. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

Starting  XI

Bafana Bafana: Senzo Meyiwa, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Thabo Matlaba, Eric Mathoho, Anele Ngcongca, Dean Furman, Andile Jali, Mandla Masango, Bongani Ndulula, Keagan Dolly, Tokelo Rantie

Sudan: Mahgoub, Bala, Kamal, Gaafar, Faris, Bakhit, Alaeldin, Agab, Nazar, Bisha, Bakri

– Sudan get the game underway

1 minute Kick off! Bafana attacking from left to right, while Sudan attack from right to left.

– Throw in for Bafana on the nearside

1 minute Sudan pushing into the final third and Mathoho clears

2 minutes Meyiwa with an early touch to get the ball away from Sudan

3 minutes Goal kick to Mahgoub (Sudan)

5 minutes Corner kick to Sudan

6 minutes  Bakri sends the ball over the goal posts. Goal kick to Bafana

8 minutes Meyiwa sends it up field

9′ Rantie with a golden opportunity and fires wide. Goal kick to Sudan

11′ Furman’s cross is intercepted. Advantage Sudan

11′ Rantie’s shot is blocked

14′ Goal kick to Sudan

15′ Meyiwa pulls of a goods safe

16′ Meyiwa with a second safe. Corner to Sudan

17′ Sudan fail to profit from the corner. Advantage Bafana

18′ Ndulula wins a free kick in Sudan’s half

19′ Mathoho clears the ball away in the box. Throw in for Sudan

20′ Referee stops play form Meyiwa to receive medical treatment

23′ Referee restarts the game after a much need water break and Meyiwa receiving medical treatment

25′ Throw in for Bafana

26′ Sudan get a free kick

27′ Meyiwa back tracks to his post to save the free kick

28′ Yellow card to Hlatshwayo for a foul

30′  Ngcongca blocks a shot for Meyiwa to collect

32′ Throw in for Sudan

33′ Rantie with a shot from range but Mahgoub saves

35′ Goal kick to Bafana

36′ Meyiwa saves. Goal kick to Bafana

38′ Masango gets the ball to Rantie fails to get the ball past Sudan defenders

40′ Sudan scramble in the box and Mathoho clears the ball away

42′ Goal kick to Bafana

44′ Throw in for Sudan after Rantie to keep the ball in play

45+ 1 minute of added time will be played

45+ Referee blows for full time

– Bafana to start the second half.

46′ Bafana play from right to left. Sudan attack from left to right

46′ Themba Zwane comes on for  Keagan Dolly. Substitution for Bafana

48′ Ngcongca heads the ball away

49′ Furman receives medical treatment

50′ Corner to Sudan, Meyiwa collects in the air and sends it out

51′ Bafana on the attack and they get a corner.

52′ Rebound ball for Bafana and Furman fires wide

53′ Vilakazi comes on for Rantie. Substitution for Bafana

54′ Bala clears with the header corner to Bafana

55′ Mathoho heads the corner cross and its cleared off the line on to Sibusiso Vilakazi’s path and he scores. Bafana Bafana 1-0 Sudan

57′ Mathoho gets the ball away and sends it up the field

59′ Ndulula with a chance to score the second goal and fires straight at the keeper

60′ Sibusiso Vilakazi fires from close range and scores. Bafana Bafana 2-0 Sudan 

62′ Ndulula fires straight at the keeper again

64′ Corner to Sudan after Matlaba’s clearance

65′ In swinging corner for Sudan and Ndulula clears

66′ Masango with a golden opportunity and fails to score

67′ Jali is stretcher off after he got in the way of  Hlatshwayo’s shot

69′ Offside call against Bafana

71′ Jali is back on the field

72′ Ndulula fails to keep the ball and gives it away to Sudan

73′ Zwane wins a foul for Bafana

74′ Goal kick Sudan

75′ Meyiwa doesn’t read the balls movement correctly but  Bisha fails to score. Goal kick to Bafana

76′ Manyisa gets past one defender and crosses the ball into the box to find Bongani Ndulula and he scores. Bafana Bafana 3-0 Sudan

81′ Bakri fires wide at Meyiwa’s goal. Goal kick to Bafana

83′ Vilakazi and Zwane combine in the box but fail to score

85′ Tahir is denied by the cross bar

86′ Offside call against Sudan

88′ 4 minutes of added will be played as Ndulula receives medical treatment

90+’ Offside against Matlaba

90+’ Referee blows for full time

– Full Time Score Bafana Bafana 3-0 Sudan