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As it happened: Sudan v SA

2014-09-05 21:30
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05 Sep 21:09
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05 Sep 21:08



A great away win for Bafana Bafana, but the score does not show how they struggled in the the first half.  Sudan threw everything at Mashaba's men, and had it not been for some woeful finishing and captain Meyiwa brilliant goalkeeping, Bafana might have gone in a few goals down at the break.  Rantie also had two very good chances for Bafana that were not taken.

Bafana looked a better team in second half and came out with much more attacking intent.  Mashaba was not afraid to use his subs and all of them made a difference, none more than Vilakazi, who scored with his first touch after coming on.  He second goal was a thunderous drive that left the Sudanese keeper with no chance.  Ndulula finished the scoring after a simple tap in after good work from another sub Manyisa.

Bafana supporters must not get carried away, Nigeria will be a tougher proposition on Wednesday, 10 September in Cape Town.

Make no mistake, this result will give Mashaba and his players much needed confidence.  Bafana should be beating a team like Sudan and beating them well, which they have done tonight after a fine second half display.

South Africa scorers:  Vilakazi (55', 61'), Ndulula (79')

05 Sep 20:55


This is the first time Bafana have scored three goals away from home since March 2007 against Chad.

05 Sep 20:54


Three points to Bafana with an important away win.

05 Sep 20:52
90' +3 - The game is coming to a close, both teams going through the motions now.
05 Sep 20:45
86' - Chance to pull one back for Sudan, Mohamed hits the woodwork and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
05 Sep 20:43
83' - Bafana with another great chance, Vilakazi unselfishly lays the ball off, but the keep saves at the feet of Ndulula.
05 Sep 20:41
79' - Brilliant play on the left by Manyisa.  He swings in a cross and Ndulula bundles it home.  Bafana now in cruising, what a difference the first goal made.
05 Sep 20:38
05 Sep 20:36
75' - Sudan with a great chance, a free header but Agab puts it wide.
05 Sep 20:28
68' - Oupa Manyisa replaces Masango for Bafana. Jali is also off the field receiving treatment.
05 Sep 20:26
66' - Bafana all over Sudan now as Vilakazi feeds Masango in space.  He has a great chance to make it 3-0 but the ball bobbles away from him on the uneven surface and the chance is gone.
05 Sep 20:22
60' - It's that man Vilakazi again and what a goal it is!  Bafana work the ball from the left hand side of the box to Vilakazi on the right, he beats a defender and unleashes an unstoppable shot into the top right corner!  What a goal!!  He has the golden touch tonight!  
05 Sep 20:21
05 Sep 20:20
59' - Bafana starting to go up a gear as Vilakazi works some space, the ball falls to Ndulula but his tame shot is saved by Mahgoub.
05 Sep 20:18
55' - That was Vilakazi's first touch of the game, and it brings Bafana a much needed goal.
05 Sep 20:17
55' - Vilakazi is the scorer for Bafana Bafana.  Sudan fail to clear a corner and Vilakazi has scored a poachers goal as he toe pokes the loose ball home!
05 Sep 20:15
05 Sep 20:15
52' - Vilakazi replaces Rantie for Bafana.
05 Sep 20:13
52' - Chance to Furman as the ball comes to him from a corner kick, he turns and shoots but it goes wide of the left hand hand upright.
05 Sep 20:11
50' - Corner to Sudan after a great attack down the left where they found acres of space.  Meyiwa collects comfortably.
05 Sep 20:06
46' - Bafana Bafana replace Dolly with Zwane.
05 Sep 20:02
05 Sep 19:49


Sudan 0 - 0 South Africa

Bafana will be happy not to have conceded a goal as Sudan had much of the play and some chances in the first half.  Having said that, Rantie had two very good chances of his own for Bafana Bafana.

05 Sep 19:44
42' - Sudan making most of the play as we approach half time.  Bafana will not want to concede at this point.
05 Sep 19:39
37' - Sudan with another good chance as Jabir hits a cross on the volley. Luckily for Bafana it was straight at Meyiwa.
05 Sep 19:35
33' - So close for Bafana Bafana, Rantie receives the ball outside the box on the right, he cuts inside and hits a fierce left footed shot that is brilliantly save by Mahgoub.
05 Sep 19:34
31' - Sudan again with acres of space, luckily for Bafana,  Ngcongca manages to block a shot that was definitely on target.
05 Sep 19:32
29' - Hlatshwayo is the first player booked in the game.  The Bafana centre back fouls a Sudan player near the half way line.
05 Sep 19:24
20' - Meyiwa receiving some treatment, it seems to his shoulder.  He injured it when making that fine save.   He is fine however!
05 Sep 19:19
16' - Meyiwa to the rescue again for Bafana as he produces an outstanding save from a brilliant long range effort from Sudan.
05 Sep 19:18
16' - Sudan attack down the right and a cross comes in headed straight at Meyiwa.
05 Sep 19:12
9' - Against the run of play Bafana almost score a goal.  A cross comes in from the right which Sudan keeper Mahgoub fumbles, Rantie tries a left footed shot, just wide.
05 Sep 19:10
8' - Another corner to Sudan, cleared by South African and eventually the Bafana player is fouled.  Some respite now for Bafana.
05 Sep 19:08
7' - Corner to Sudan, great chance to Sudan but Jabir heads over the crossbar.  Sudan all over Bafana at the moment.
05 Sep 19:05
3' - Sudan with the early pressure, Bafana goalkeeper and captain Meyiwa forced to punch a cross away.
05 Sep 19:02


Home side Sudan get the game underway, they are playing from left to right.

05 Sep 18:56


It is a scorching 33 degrees celsius as the players sing their national anthems!  

05 Sep 18:46


Joe Maluleke (SuperSport commentator) gives us his views from Sudan.


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