Gritty Bafana pick up a point

2010-10-10 20:35

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana have taken control of Africa Cup of Nations Group G thanks to Sunday's away draw in Sierra Leone.

The goalless draw sees Pitso Mosimane's men move their points tally to four.

The 2010 World Cup hosts put up a plucky defensive effort and managed to repel a number of attacks from the Leone Stars, who beat Bafana in an AFCON qualifying tie in Freetown in 2008.

But there was no repeat as Mosimane's defence held firm through the 90 minutes to collect a second consecutive clean sheet in qualifying.

Unfortunately for local fans, the excellent result in trying conditions away from home was overshadowed by the SABC's incompetence as the national broadcaster failed to televise the match as expected.

Bafana's next match, which is slated to take place at Soccer City in March 2011, is against the embattled Pharaohs who will require nothing less than a victory to keep alive their hopes of qualification for the continental showpiece in Gabon/Equitorial Guinea in 2012.


  • nathanmotj - 2010-10-10 21:15

    I say congratulations to Mosimane and Basimane. Could not have been scripted better.All the way!!

  • BAFANA - 2010-10-10 21:26

    Good work boys. Just 2 more wins and a loss against Egypt should be fine.

  • Mike - 2010-10-10 22:28

    Pitso has to be congratulated. It is not easy Sierra Leone has proven to be a tough opposition. It the Pharohs will fight like wounded tigers when they meet Bafana Bafana given that Bafana Bafana have always found Egypt hard to beat.

  • Mac - 2010-10-10 22:37

    Pitso's the Man!!

  • Mpho - 2010-10-11 00:25

    Well tried boys. Would have loved to actually see the match. I understand Teko scored a goal that was counted as off side. Still on top of the group, keep it up.

  • Nonyane - 2010-10-11 01:55

    Well done to Bafana, but zero points for SABC: Read further here:

  • thunukenenxeba - 2010-10-11 08:05

    well done guys, but we have 2 beat Egypt @ FNB next year as u can c that they r struggling @ the moment n we have 2 capitilise on that Go bafana we r 100% behind u.

  • Samuel - 2010-10-11 08:17

    Well boy and the boys.

  • Samuel - 2010-10-11 08:18

    Well boy and the boys.

  • Jay - 2010-10-11 08:37

    Not having Dstv I wanted the rights to show the games to stay with SABC but now I think its time that safa gives it to supersport. Though supersport should also show it on csn for mnet subscribers.

  • mediocore - 2010-10-11 09:09

    "the excellent result in trying conditions away from home" Are you kidding me? Since when is a draw against a team ranked 138th in the world an excellent result? Bafana Should have put them away and WON the match, they shouldn't settle for anything less than a win and neither should we! DISAPPOINTING result!!!

  • Emme - 2010-10-11 09:42

    I hate being the daily of France. Just try boys like you did to France. I am proud of you. You are showing the love of yo country. You go boys.

  • Shankly's Kin - 2010-10-11 09:48

    SABC sucks. Was waiting for them to show it, even just a delayed feed, but nothing. Maybe E-TV should bid to show Bafana games. All their important games have to be shown on a platform available for all. Its the nation's number one sport and has to be on freeview television. SABC has failed to deliver and SAFA has said that it is not happy with them. I say E-TV should bid for the rights. Well done to Mosimane and the boys. A good point earned. It's never easy playing away, no matter the opposition.

  • Mtubatuba - 2010-10-11 10:29

    I think people should start giving credit when its due, Bafana did very well for not allowing a loose, irrespective of leon's ranking because if it was lyk that Egypt wouldn't have lost to no 154 ranked team yesterday considering the fact that they r ranked no 9.

  • sam - 2010-10-11 10:50

    Pitso has done a great job for not allowing a defeat by siera lion because siera lione are one of the very tough opponents in the world , it is not easy to score even a single goal well done pitso and your boyz & keep up the good work Bafana

  • Bucs Faithful - 2010-10-11 12:56

    Well down Jingles and Boys.

  • war - whites against racism - 2010-10-11 13:41

    They need a Bakkies Botha in this team

  • Dee - 2010-10-11 16:10

    Mr Pitso and your team i wnt to say right now-performance is good but you know exactly that we are not already qualified so please guyz beat Egypt and make us proud.

  • Sandile Samuel - 2010-10-12 10:51

    a point is never good enough in these games, remember we still have to play the pharaohs home and away,please boys improve!

  • alan Ingram (ex NFL player) - 2010-10-13 11:39

    Bafana will NEVER be anything but loses until they start putting white and colored players into the team!! They also have to change their name the proteas?

  • SHAI - 2010-10-13 12:32

    Pitso has done a very tremendous job to hold a World Cup momentum high. Well done Jingles!

  • Sunshine_Dee - 2010-10-16 20:02

    Well done so far. Lets beat Egypt in March on home soil. Start getting the Nation's World Cup spirits revived now and we'll be sure of victory against the Pharaohs, and secure our position in the African showdown in Gabon. Mzansi, we can do it!!!

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