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That's all from our coverage from the AFCON 2015 qualifier between Bafana Bafana and Sudan!
What a result for the national team after a difficult time after the death of Senzo Meyiwa!
They did for Senzo in Durban today! Well done Bafana Bafana!
Bafana do it, now just need Boks to make it one mean braai day.— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) November 15, 2014
Bafana do it, now just need Boks to make it one mean braai day.
We made it! @BafanaBafana qualify (not as hosts) for our first Afcon since 2008... *happydance* sika le kek— Thomas Mlambo (@thomasmlambo) November 15, 2014
We made it! @BafanaBafana qualify (not as hosts) for our first Afcon since 2008... *happydance* sika le kek
Honorable Twitter Members join me in declaring @BafanaBafana BUNCH OF WINNERS
RT if you agree pic.twitter.com/3TDdoNrfbg— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) November 15, 2014
Honorable Twitter Members join me in declaring @BafanaBafana BUNCH OF WINNERS
RT if you agree pic.twitter.com/3TDdoNrfbg
Job Done. #AFCON2015 here we come.Well done Shakes and @BafanaBafana— Vincent Barnes (@VincentBarnes50) November 15, 2014
Job Done. #AFCON2015 here we come.Well done Shakes and @BafanaBafana
That win means South Africa can travel to Nigeria knowing that their place at AFCON 2015 is secure.
A great 70 minute performance from the team with Furman, Serero and Rantie the standout performers.
After looking comfortable with a 2-0 lead, the national team took their foot off the pace as Sudan got back into the game.
It will be a day to remember for the team as they celebrate qualification to the finals of AFCON 2015.
BAFANA BAFANA WIN!
AFCON 2015 QUALIFICATION IS GUARANTEED!
Free-kick to Sudan but it's quickly taken...
Nail biting stuff.
SA hack it clear!
Less than two minutes to go!
The fans inside in the stadium seem confident and so they should be!
Sudan hit the ball upfield and a penalty shout is waved away.
Heart in mouth moment as Khumalo gets the good news that he didn't give away a penalty!
Three minutes left.
Yeye hits a shot well over!
We are into the final four minutes of added time.
Bafana continue to give the ball away. Sudan looking strong but our scrappy defence is holding out!
Moses Mabhida Stadium - official attendance 32 144!
Yeye on for his 50th cap!
Serero off. He looks completely shattered!
87' Yeye and Masango ready to come on and boy do we need some fresh legs.
Sekola has been poor, he may not be ready for this level just yet.
84' The clock is ticking away ever so slowly...
Keet collects from a Sudan free-kick. He looks calm but Sudan are pressing hard for a second!
Danger is dealt with and the break is on for Rantie.
It fizzles out as he waited for support to reach him.
He's had a great game!
83' Mathoho yellow carded for fouling the Sudan striker on the counter attack.
Sudan have a free-kick in a good area!
82' Bafana are doing well to keep play in Sudan's half.
South Africa look like they will hang on to the win...
79' Bafana are chasing their third goal!
Dean Furman's shot is blocked well but Sudan's counter attack is thwarted!
Tense times as we enter the final 10 minutes!
Thulani Serero is the pain in the neck of Sudan, hence he is my "Man of the Match"— Mzwandile Maforvane (@forvi45) November 15, 2014
Thulani Serero is the pain in the neck of Sudan, hence he is my "Man of the Match"
'tokelo' is now trending in South Africa http://t.co/7FvPlv6EVD— Trendsmap SthAfrica (@TrendsSthAfrica) November 15, 2014
'tokelo' is now trending in South Africa http://t.co/7FvPlv6EVD
72' Big smiles for Shakes.
The camera pans to Mashaba who is smiling from ear to ear! And why not???
71' The action is so pedestrian at the moment that the commentators are now talking about SA swimming sensation Chad Le Clos' wisdom teeth.
70' Twenty minutes to go...
Will there by any late drama or are Bafana off to Equatorial Guinea?
68' Thulani Serero with another ambitious through ball.
He is thriving in a more central role and the team is as well as a result!
68' And then attack bursts into life.
Rantie again making a run into the box but the keeper rushes out to put him off.
67' The game has gone a bit flat now but Bafana Bafana are not worried.
The ball is being played around at the back with no Sudan pressure.
@thomasmlambo @NadimLukhele Its been a longtime since @BafanaBafana qualified for something, this moment is a great joy to us all.— Isaac Nkosi (@IkeNkosi) November 15, 2014
@thomasmlambo @NadimLukhele Its been a longtime since @BafanaBafana qualified for something, this moment is a great joy to us all.
61' It's all going according to plan in Durban.
What a great tempo that the team are playing at now.
Sekola misses a chance to grab a debut goal, his tame effort trickles to the Sudan keeper.
60' Tokelo Rantie denied a penalty due to him fouling a player just before the keeper brought him down.
Good refereeing there by the Algerian official.
Sekola comes on to make his debut.
No Majoro or Erasmus means the young Free State Stars striker gets a run out.
Anele Ngcongca reacts after a shocking challenge on him.
Two sides both get involved in a push and shove match!
Finally sorted out now.
What a great goal from Rantie.
Superb run after a great pass from Serero but his finish is the most impressive thing I've seen from this game.
What a goal!
52' Ndulula's shocker continues...
Bongani Ndulula misses a golden chance to get a shot on target as he eventually gets a shot away.
His weak shot hits the side netting and Sudan breathe again!
50' GOAL DISALLOWED!
Rantie is ruled offside before he strikes the ball into the back of the net.
Was very, very tight!
49' Oupa Manyisa wrestled to the floor so Bafana Bafana have a free-kick in opposition half.
Khumalo's cross is easily caught by the Sudan keeper.
47' What a start to the second half by Bafana Bafana.
Loads of pressure in the Sudan box.
45' So close!
Rantie almosts seals the deal in the first minute of the second half!
Good, brave save by the Sudan keeper.
As the 2nd half kicks off, Bafana Bafana need to keep the clean sheet and then we will qualify for AFCON 2015!
AFCON 2015 UPDATES
South Africa (1) - Sudan (0) (HT)
Malawi (1) - Mali (0) (2nd half)
Uganda (1) - Ghana (0) (HT)
AS IT STANDS:
South Africa - 11 points (5 games)
Congo - 7 points (4 games)
Nigeria - 4 points (4 games)
Sudan - 3 points (5 games)
The crowd erupts as the referee blows the final whistle, Bafana Bafana have secured their place at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Great performance overall, despite Sudan making for a tense finish to the game. For Sudan, though, the defeat means they are out of the competition with one more qualifier remaining.
The four minutes is up and Bafana have a free kick after a foul on Sekola, who is being stretchered off as a precaution. Surely that will be enough.
Sudan have a free-kick in midfield, it's taken short and pumped into the box. Bafana clear, but Sudan have the ball again. The ball is played to Ibrahim, but Furman is on hand to clear.
Contentious moment there as El-Tahir goes down in the area, fortunately for South Africa the referee waves play on.
Sekola lays the ball off for Letsholonyane on the edge of the box, but he fires high over the bar.
El-Tahir with a shot on goal, but it's straight at Keet, who gratefully clings to the ball.
A minimum of four minutes to be played at the end of the 90. Can Bafana hold on here?
Sudan have the ball in the back of the net, but Ibrahim was offside in the build up. Bafana struggling to hold on here.
Letsholonyane comes on to replace goalscorer Thulani Serero.
Into the last five minutes now, Sudan looking more and more of a threat. The ball falls nicely for Bakri outside the box, but he can't find a teammate to create a chance and Bafana clear.
Rantie gets on the end of the throughball in the box, but can't quite craft a goalscoring opportunity and Sudan bring it clear.
Mathoho is on hand to clear the ball as the free kick is played into the box.
Mathoho now gets a booking for a foul on Ibrahim as the long ball was played forward for the Sudan striker.
Goalscorer Ibrahim goes into the book for a handball.
Where Bafana had been looking confident, Sudan seem a bit more of a threat after the goal, can the hosts hold on to secure their AFCON 2015 qualification.
Furman cracks a shot on goal from the edge of the box, but his effort is blocked.
GOAL! Sudan pull a goal back, South Africa fail to head the ball clear from the cross and the ball is headed down for Ibrahim to volley home past Keet.
Serero gets the ball in a good position on the edge of the box, but has his shot blocked.
The shot from the Sudan corner is dragged wide
Mahmoud comes on to replace Ali.
Bafana looking very comfortable at the moment, still no real threat from Sudan.
Sekola gets a shot away from the edge of the area, but can't get any real power on it and Maghoub gathers easily.
Maghoub brings down Rantie in the box, but the referee awards a free kick to Sudan as the Bournemouth man had already fouled a defender in the build-up.
Ibrahim comes on for Tahir for Sudan, while Sekola makes his Bafana debut as he comes on for Ndulula.
Bakri gets a booking for his involvement. Rivaldo Coetzee also gets a yellow, but not sure why, he might have said something in the scuffle.
Things getting a little heated on the pitch between the players after Bakri left his boot in as Ngcongca cleared the ball.
GOAL! Rantie makes it 2-0 after a brilliant run past two defenders before curling the ball into the back of the net.
South Africa have the ball in the back of the net once again, but Rantie was caught offside in the build-up.
Sudan penalised for a foul on Manyisa. Khumalo takes the free kick, but it's cleared once again.
Quick start the half as Rantie gets a favourable bounce in the box and gets his shot away, but Maghoud is quick off his line to make the save.
The second half is underway.
Half-time substitute for Sudan: Omer Nasreldin comes on for Nazar Hamid.
That's it for the first half. Bafana take a 1-0 lead into the break, but it's been far from smooth sailing for the hosts. Sudan yet to really trouble the South African goal.
Maghoub on hand to make the stop as Serero fired another effort on goal from the centre of the area.
Another good attacking move from South Africa as Rantie and Khumalo combine well on the far flank, but Maghoub gathers the ball at his near post.
Two minutes added on at the end of the half.
Furman gives away the free kick just about on the halfway line for a late challenge on the Sudan fullback.
Khumalo does very well on the far side and he plays a brilliant early ball for Ndulula, but he somehow conspires to fire wide after getting the ball beyond the Sudan goalkeeper.
Keet receiving treatment after a very late and high challenge from Bakri, no action taken by the referee, though.
GOAL! Serero nets his first goal for Bafana Bafana, steering the ball into the bottom right-hand corner after a good run on the wing from Rantie.
Nazar Hamid gets the first yellow of the game for a late foul on Furman.
Khumalo gets into great attacking position on the wing, but his cross to the far post is very disappointing.
The ball is laid off for Khumalo from the free-kick, but his driven effort is blocked by the Sudan wall.
Free kick to South Africa in a promising position.
Great last-ditch tackle from Khumalo as Nazar Hamid threatened to go through on goal, wins a goal kick in the process.
El-Tahir with a shot from distance, but it's too high to really trouble Keet.
Furman at the centre of things again as he wins the ball and leads the break-away, but Sudan get the ball off Ndulula and clear the danger.
A good run forward from Rantie, he has the chance to play it across for an easy chance, but holds on to the ball too long and wins a corner instead.
Serero tries to find Rantie with the through ball, but Maghoub comes off his line to gather.
Rantie wins another corner as his cross into the area is blocked. Maghoub does well to gather from ball into the box.
Keet called into action as Kosti fires a long-range effort on goal, but the Bafana stopper does well to get down and gather the ball.
Furman very involved so far, doing well to break up Sudan's play in midfield. Just the final ball missing for Bafana thus far.
Furman concedes a corner after a very skillful move from Sudan on the far side. The set play comes to nothing, though.
Furman looking great so far, while Serero is also impressing.
Serero skews the ball just wide of goal after a failed clearance from the corner.
South Africa win the first corner of the game after Manyisa threatened to break free of his marker.
At the other end, Serero tries to find Ndulula with the cross, but Sudan again stand strong and head the ball away.
Sudan with a cross in to Bakri in the box, but Mathoho clears the danger.
Bafana with a good early attack, but Sudan scramble to get the ball clear.
South Africa getting a good feel of the ball early on, stroking the ball around the pitch.
Bafana will get us underway, playing from left to right in the first half...
A minute of silence will now be observed in memory of the late Senzo Meyiwa.
The players are making their way onto the pitch for the national anthems before kick-off.
Salim, Adam, Mahmoud, Farooug, Ibrahim, Farah, Omer.
Maghoub, Ali, Gafar, Suliman; Mamoun, Kosti, Hassan, Nassir, Tahir, Ibrahim, Babeker.
Khuzwayo, Nyauza, Mashamaite, Masango, Letsholonyane, Sekola, Zwane.
Keet, Ngcongca, Mathoho, Coetzee, Khumalo, Serero, Furman, Jali, Manyisa, Rantie, Ndulula.
Sudan, meanwhile, are bottom of the group standings with three points and need a win and a favourable result in the other group clash between Congo and Nigeria to have any chance of progression.
A win for South Africa will see them qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, which will now be held in Equatorial Guinea in January next year.
Welcome to our coverage of the 2015 AFCON Group A Qualifying clash between Bafana Bafana and Sudan at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
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