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2015/09/05 | 19:00 |   | Stade Olympique de Nouakchott, Nouakchott |  Full Time
Bafana Bafana

As it happened: Mauritania 3-1 Bafana Bafana

2015-09-05 17:15
Last Updated at 03:25
05 Sep 21:01
That's it! It's all over in Nouakchott and Bafana go down 3-1!
05 Sep 20:59

93' And the broadcasters lose pictures...just as well.

Not many, if any, for Bafana Bafana and their fans!

05 Sep 20:58
92' Ball goes out and just as well as a Mauritania defender goes down after falling awkwardly going up for a header...
05 Sep 20:58
91' Khune rushes out to clear, gosh - almost another goal there...
05 Sep 20:57
We're into injury time now, just three minutes more of this pain to follow...
05 Sep 20:54

Shakes Mashaba will certainly not be breaking the record for most wins as a SA coach today...

Shocking display - SA's worst since he took over from Gordon Igesund...

05 Sep 20:53

Wonderful solo effort but the defending from both Coetzee and Mathoho was again nothing short of woeful!

Bafana losing 3-1...

05 Sep 20:52
05 Sep 20:52

85' Khune saves!

Scoreboard almost getting messy!

05 Sep 20:50

83' Home crowd in good spirits as another SA long ball goes out to into touch...

Clock ticking away...

05 Sep 20:47
Easily cleared...Mauritania break but Mathoho steals the ball off the attacker!
05 Sep 20:47
80' Free kick to SA in a good position...
05 Sep 20:45

Shocking defending from Mathoho, totally outfoxed there and Mashaba also failed to spot the danger...

Khune easily beaten!

Bafana trail again...

05 Sep 20:44
77' GOAL! Mauritania lead again...
05 Sep 20:43

76' Mashaba defends well and wins the foul.

Good work on a rare Mauritania attack!

05 Sep 20:42
75' Gabuza keeping the linesman busy - two offside calls in two minutes...
05 Sep 20:39

72' Better from Zungu there!

He plays the ball wide and Gabuza's cross is hastily cleared!

05 Sep 20:38

20 minutes left, Mauritania in trouble now despite their numerical advantage!

They look afraid to attack it seems...

05 Sep 20:37

Ngcongca with the cross floated in (his first good one) and Gabuza powers his header home after the keeper came to collect but was beaten to the ball!

Great header that was!

05 Sep 20:35
GABUZA you beauty!
05 Sep 20:35
68' GOAL!
05 Sep 20:32

Gabuza's cross is fired into the box, it beats everyone and falls to Zungu - he hits it first time but his shot is well over the bar!

He lacked composure there!

05 Sep 20:31

64' Glorious chance but Zungu's wastes it!

05 Sep 20:30
Substitution: Zungu for Furman...can this spark life into the Bafana midfield?
05 Sep 20:29

62' Home crowd is making their presence felt!

Cheering every clearance like a goal!

05 Sep 20:28

61' The midfield is just too static...

No runs made by anyone as Furman and Jali struggle to get the team going...

05 Sep 20:27
59' Getting really bad now as Thulani Serero is getting a yellow card for dissent, the ref didn't like his antics and appropriately cautioned!
05 Sep 20:25

57' Khune now giving the ballboy a talking too - it's a bit of a dogshow out there!

05 Sep 20:23

56' Awful pass from Jali - straight out of play...

Bafana need a major wake up call (you'd think the sending off would've woken them up?!)

05 Sep 20:22
55' Mashaba has come on to fill Zulu's spot with Rantie sacrificed...
05 Sep 20:17
50' Mauritania with the free kick just outside the box...
05 Sep 20:16

He's off - Zulu sent off on debut!

Bad ------> Worse!

05 Sep 20:15

Zulu might be seeing red...

He brought down a player, and as the last man on goal...

05 Sep 20:15
Big trouble now!
05 Sep 20:14


22 - The most number of wins by a SA coach.

Currently tied between Shakes Mashaba and Clive Barker.

05 Sep 20:13

The Bafana Bafana players have not adapted to this field...passing at pace with the bumps makes the first touch hard to control!

Zulu the latest player unable to keep possession...

05 Sep 20:12
46' Jali fires off an aimless long ball...could be a long half at this rate
05 Sep 20:11
Here we go! 45 minutes left!
05 Sep 20:05
The second 45 minute is almost upon us, can Bafana Bafana score for a fifth consecutive game away from home?
05 Sep 19:51

Half time and it's the hosts that lead 1-0.

The crowd cheer their players off loudly!

05 Sep 19:49
Two minutes of time added on in the first half
05 Sep 19:48
Seconds before the half time break and Mauritania not too keen to get forward when they have the ball...
  • 90'

    Full-time: A bad day all around for Bafana Bafana as they drop to the foot of Group M with a draw and a defeat from their first two qualifying matches.

  • 86'

    GOAL! Mauritania all but seal the result with another superbly taken goal, Bessam dribbling past five defenders before lifting the ball over Khune with a lovely chipped effort.

  • 78'

    GOAL! Mauritania lead once again, Beyguili beating his man on the edge of the box before slotting home underneath Khune at the near post with a neat finish.

  • 69'

    GOAL! Bafana Bafana are right back in it, Gabuza does well to head home under pressure over the onrushing keeper to restore parity.

  • 65'

    Zungu receives the ball in acres of space at the far post, but somehow conspires to blast his shot over the cross bar when it looked easier to score.

  • 62'

    Substitution: Bongani Zungu comes on to replace Dean Furman.

  • 60'

    Serero the second Bafana player to go into the book as he receives a yellow for dissent after a free-kick was given against him.

  • 51'

    Mauritania have a great chance to double their lead from the resulting free-kick, but the effort is well wide of the mark.

  • 50'

    RED CARD! After some deliberation with his assistant, the referee has sent debutant Zulu off for a professional foul.

  • 49'

    Could me more trouble for Bafana here as Zulu bundles Diakite over on the edge of the box after the Mauritania man had gone through on goal.

  • 46'

    The second half is now underway, can Bafana find a way back into the game?

  • 45'

    Half-time: The ref brings an end to the first half. Not much by way of goalscoring opportunity as Bafana trail at the break after conceding from one of the few chances of the game.

  • 43'

    South Africa seem to be having a hard time dealing with the poor state of the pitch, their short passing has been atrocious.

  • 37'

    Furman goes into the book for a late challenge on the touchline.

  • 32'

    Serero takes the ball down well on his chest, but can't quite direct his volleyed effort on target.

  • 28'

    Masango has a good chance to level the scores, but he balloons his free-kick over the bar.

  • 20'

    Another dangerous looking attack from Mauritania, but Coetzee this time was well positioned to make the clearance.

  • 16'

    Bafana struggling to create any real scoring chances and have yet to register a shot on target.

  • 10'

    Bafana looking for a way back into the game, but Mauritania looking solid defensively thus far.

  • 5'

    GOAL! Mauritania take the lead as Khune lets a powerful long-range free kick slip from his grasp and into the back of the net.

  • 1'

    Mauritania attack right from the off and Khune has to be alert to punch a ball across the box clear of danger.

  • 1'

    Kick-Off: And we are underway in the first half...

  • 0'

    Bafana Bafana opened their qualification campaing with a 0-0 draw against Gambia, while Mauritania lost to Cameroon.

  • 0'

    Welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group M qualifying clash between Mauritania and South Africa at Stade Olympique de Nouakchott.

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Mauritania South Africa
  • 3 Goals 1
    • 6' Aly Abeide
    • 79' Boubacar Beyguili
    • 86' Ahmed
    • 69' Thamsanqa Gabuza
  • 1 Yellow Cards 2
    • 80' Boubacar Beyguili
    • 37' Dean Furman
    • 60' Thulani Serero
  • 0 Red Cards 1
    • 51' Siyabonga Zulu
Team Line-ups
  • Saladin
  • Taghiyoullah
  • Oumar
  • El Moustapha
  • Mohamed Dellah
  • Aly Abeide
  • Ahmed
  • Adama
  • Ishmael
  • Abdoulaye
  • Abdoul
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  • Itumuleng Khune
  • Tokelo Rantie
  • Thamsanqa Gabuza
  • Mandla Masango
  • Thulani Serero
  • Dean Furman
  • Andile Jali
  • Siyabonga Zulu
  • Eric Mathoho
  • Rivaldo Coetzee
  • Anele Ngcongca
  • Tahmane Abdellahi
  • Mamadou Niass
  • Moussa Samba
  • Moussa Baghayogho
  • Wade Mohamed
  • Mohamed Abdellahi
  • Boubacar Beyguili
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  • Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • Ayanda Patosi
  • Mpho Makola
  • Clayton Daniels
  • Mzikayise Mashaba
  • Jackson Mabokgwane
  • Bongani Zungu

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