Blow by blow: Bafana Bafana vs Mauritius

Siphelele Ntshangase during the 2016 African Nations Championship match between South Africa and Mauritius. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Siphelele Ntshangase during the 2016 African Nations Championship match between South Africa and Mauritius. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

South Africa takes on Mauritius at the Anjalay Stadium. The host nation will look to upset the visitors (Bafana Bafana) by over turning a 3-0 deficit from their first leg clash at the Dobsonville Stadium. Shakes Mashaba’s men come into this encounter with a healthy lead, they will be led by their captain Itumeleng Khune.

Starting XI

Bafana Bafana: Itumeleng Khune (C), Tshepo Gumede, Kwanda Mngonyana, Wandisile Letlabika, Lehlohonolo Nonyane, Gift Motupa, William Twala, Musa Nyatama, Mandla Masango, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Siphelele Ntshangase

– the referee blows his whistle for full time. Bafana Bafana 2(5)-0(0) Mauritius

90′ 3 minutes of added time will be played

89′ Twala needs medical treatment following a clash with a defender from the opposition team

88′ Dig Dig of Mauritius needs medical treatment

83′ Ndumiso Mabena sets up Wandisile Letlabika with a back heel for Bafana’s second goal of the match. Bafana Bafana 2(5)-0(0) Mauritius

80′ Masango hits the side netting

76′ offside call goes against Bafana

75′ Thamsanqa Gabuza is replaced by Thabo Mnyamane

74′ corner kick to Mauritius. Bafana defend the corner, Gumede is excellent

72′ corner kick for Bafana. The ball goes out for a goal kick

71′ Gabuza is cautioned for a foul

68′ Mandla Masango scores from a free kick. Bafana Bafana 1(4)-0(0) Mauritius

67′ free kick to Bafana on the D line

66′ excellent touches by Bafana to create space in the box

65′ great build up by Bafana

63′ Khune stretched for the first time in the match by a long range effort

61′ Siphelele Ntshangase is replaced by Ndumiso mabena

60′ Mauritius recover from a defensive error quickly. Ntshangase strikes the upright from the edge of the area.

59′ poor finishing from Mauritius, for the second time a strike fails to score when only had Khune to beat

56′ Bafana lack the finishing touch to score the opening goal

54′ throw in for Mauritius

52′ Mauritius stringing a few passes together

49′ free kick to Mauritius outside the penalty box. Khune saves

47′ corner kick to Bafana

46′ free kick to Bafana in the middle of the field

– second half is underway

– referee blows for half time. Bafana Bafana 0(3)-0(0) Mauritius

45′ corner kick to Bafana. Letlabika fires the rebound ball wide at goal

44′ goal kick to Mauritius

42′ the referee calls for a water break

41′ Gabuza runs into space to find a ball from Masango, its wide at goal

40′ Khune makes his first save of the match

38′ Nyatama blasts the ball over the goal posts

35′ Motupa receives medical treatment on the field

32′ corner kick to Mauritius. Bafana defender clears the ball

30′ goal kick to Khune

28′ Ntshangase’s shot at goal is blocked by defenders

27′ Gabuza blasts the ball over the goal posts

26′ throw in for Mauritius

23′ Bafana give the ball away in the final third

22′ free kick to Bafana outside the penalty box following a hand ball by Mauritius

21′ Masango’s pace is creating problems for Mauritius defenders

20′ Masango’s shot is cleared for a throw in

18′ goal kick to Mauritius

16′ corner to Bafana

14′ free kick to Bafana, the free kick shot whistles past the goal post. Great strike

13′ Gabuza receives medical treatment after he was tackled from behind, he seem to be in a lot of pain

12′ throw in for Mauritius

10′ offside call goes against Bafana

8′ free kick to Bafana

5′ corner kick to Bafana, Mauritius defend successfully

2′ Motupa’s strike from range is saved

– 1′ Masango tries his luck from distance but his effort sails over the crossbar

– Kickoff! The game underway

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