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Thrilling victory for Bafana

2011-03-26 22:13

Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana beat Egypt with the final kick of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday night.

Katlego Mphela scored the winner as the match finished 1-0 to the hosts who extended their lead atop Group G and gave Pitso Mosimane's men a real chance of qualifying for the tournament itself in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in January 2012.

The match was played in front of 20 000 spectators.

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Comments
  • HagenDan - 2011-03-26 22:16

    Beating the team on a hatric of AFCON titles, great work boys! Where are "Bafana sucks lol dey should be called bafoona lol lol" clowns now? What a finish from the one and only Killer! Certainly eases some of the pain of yesterday. BAFANA BAFANA FOR LIFE!

  • scott - 2011-03-26 22:21

    well done to the 'All blacks' but pienaar shouldnt be captain-he cant even put two words together-bongani khumalo commands respect. crap tv commentary as usual.

      Paco7 - 2011-03-28 09:13

      but Bongani has a fake american accent

  • crazydude - 2011-03-26 22:22

    A great result though I will admit it could have gone either way. As for that attendance they had sold more than 40 000 tickets and I think a commentator said 44 500 people attended.

  • paulmandlankosi - 2011-03-26 22:29

    Well done bafana Bafana

  • Andre - 2011-03-26 22:35

    Great result. Great goal by Katlego. Next time don't wait until the final kick to do it.

  • Shadango7 - 2011-03-26 22:37

    Yeeehaaa! Hope all the haters are eating their shorts right now. Great finish Killer. Quite sweet how appreciative the guys are of the support. Khune and Gould both mentioned it in the post-match interviews. Fans keep it up, we can pat ourselves on the back.

  • Mokotjo - 2011-03-26 22:45

    VIVA aka 'THE KILLER'. YOU REALLY SHOWED THE POOR UNFORTUNATE EGYPTIANS WHAT YOU REALLY MADE UP OF. MORGAN, YOU WAS SIMPLY THE BEST AT THE BACK. ITU.. KEEP THAT 'WOW' PERFORMANCE. CLOETE, YOU ARE A BRAVE BLITS SEM. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE MORE OF YOU INSIDE THE PITCH AS THE FUTURE ADVANCE BY. SHABBA, YOU O NTJA. KEEP UP THOSE GOOD RUNS THAT YOU HAVE. PITSO, TALK TO YOUR BOYS. MOST OF THE TIME THEY PASS THE BALL ON AN ALREADY MARKED TEAM MATE INSTEAD OF CHECKING THE MAN WHO HAD SPACED HIMSELF. THEY END UP LOSING POSITION UNNECESSARILY. HEY BROTHER OF MINE, YOU WON THE GAME AND YOU GAVE THE ENTIRE SA PROUD. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF GREATER ACHIEVEMENT WE ARE BRINK TO ACHIEVE. KILLER MADE IT A KILL AGAINST AN OBSTINATE PHARAOHS. WELL DONE ALL OF YOU GUYS.

  • bushyzz - 2011-03-26 22:53

    Well done Bafana Bafana collective, let our forever haters eat their humble pie. We real South Africans, will always support you. Bushy Zwane - Kenilworth (JHB South)

      nobert.nyamukapa - 2011-03-27 12:43

      Let them eat a veeerry humble pie

  • tdk25 - 2011-03-26 22:54

    Pathetic performance

      Luke - 2011-03-26 23:40

      If you're South African, please emigrate

      Shadango7 - 2011-03-27 00:10

      Agree, pls emigrate. Does tdk stand for Tool-bag, Doos and Knob?

      springbokke - 2011-03-27 01:47

      I agree with you tdk25.......nothing to enthuse about, as not a good performance from either side. But as is said 'a wins a win'...Hope you go all the way 'all Blacks'....

      corro51 - 2011-03-27 06:00

      A win is a win, there is no remarks column to worry about.

      Izak - 2011-03-27 11:34

      Jy is n doos, well done bafana we are proud to call u our team

      Fazil - 2011-03-27 11:54

      I attended the match , and done so after many years (say 12-15 yrs). This was a most disappointing match and the goal was scored more as a result of the Egyptians who had dominated play, wanting to end the pain of a terrible match. At this standard, neither the teams can claim any world credibility.

      Len Anderson - 2011-03-27 15:49

      @Fazil So, the Egyptians intentionally lost at the very last minute because they wanted to end the pain of a terrible match? Do you even listen to the type of bull you spew? Just because you got a free ticket does not mean you know football.

  • kahuru1 - 2011-03-27 06:53

    I suppose Mphela's move to an overseas club is now imminent; his stock has gone up - wayyyy up! And up Bafana Bafana this was what we wanted.

  • mycousin - 2011-03-27 07:27

    Good result,all that matters is another 3pnts towards qualifying for 2012 AFCON. VIVA BB VIVA!!!!!!

  • molefeP - 2011-03-27 08:28

    I Could not watch the game (Electricity was off again!). But I sat in my car and listened. What a win! Viva Bafana, Viva!

  • Nostradamus2 - 2011-03-27 08:28

    Great goal by Killer..Tshabalala was pathetic, for how long is boy going to survive on the world cup goal.

  • Bennymollkah - 2011-03-27 10:21

    I guess is a great win,that wat we needed. Viva bafana

  • Bennymollkah - 2011-03-27 10:23

    Wat a good ran frm de boy viva bafana

  • Laurie - 2011-03-27 11:25

    Am I reading this right? The game was played at Ellis Park? We build a "billion dollar" soccer stadium and then play our international soccer games at the rugby stadium. This really makes sense to me.

      MrMM - 2011-03-27 12:47

      They couldnt use soccer city because of the quality of the pitch as a result of the U2 concert

      Len Anderson - 2011-03-27 15:51

      The stadium did not cost a billion dollars, not even a billion rands, As MrMM pointed out, the pitch was not of highest quality for an international match. If you had watched the Chiefs vs Pirates match, you would have noticed why. Why do people who know nothing about a sport comment on something they are ignorant of?

      Laurie - 2011-03-27 16:29

      Len, don't be so aggressive. You'll note that I put "billion dollar" in inverted commas - implying the stadium cost an awful lot of money - so much, in fact, that it has to be hired out to host a rock concert. A rock concert that damages the pitch so badly that the pitch becomes unplayable (this, our national soccer stadium, remember), so that when we play an international fottball game at home, we have to use the rugby stadium. The stadium will probably only ever be viable if it is indeed hired out for rock concerts, meaning that it will be out of commission regularly while they attempt to relay the pitch each time. We end up playing our soccer somewhere else, so why bother having a fancy soccer stadium that regularly cannot be used for soccer. Similar problems will surely occur in both Durban and Cape Town. Actually, I know my soccer quite well. Do you?

  • nobert.nyamukapa - 2011-03-27 12:34

    Pitso has the right strategy for bafana I think he is a good listener and believe in teamwork no individual effort thats why he took out Aaron,Teko,Benni I like his way of doing things at the back and the idea of making everyone play a major role in this match.I could not figure out who could be the man of the match as almost everyone wasplaying equally the same .The team had the spirit.They were not looking forward to see only one man do the magic.They contained the Egyptians form the start.Thank you Pitso and your boys.They came hoping for 3 points but we said not now or tomorrow.Weare not history; we are the Bafana Bafana not Madhala Madhala. Bafana Bafana for life as we always says lol. Thank you once again Nobert Nyamukapa

      Len Anderson - 2011-03-27 15:51

      I think we were lucky. Pitso has adopted a defensive strategy. We finished the match with one striker

      Mzansisoka - 2011-03-28 14:00

      Pitso is resorting to Joel Santana's defensive tactics... The only difference is that he has luck and Santana didn't!

  • tfunni - 2011-03-27 14:09

    Wat a discipled defence...... Wat a goal..... GREAT DETERMINATION...... we are all proud.

  • tfunni - 2011-03-27 14:16

    Discipled defence.... industrious midfield.... sharp strikeforce and alert goalkeeper..... Makubenjalo kuze kube naphakade!!!!

      Len Anderson - 2011-03-27 15:52

      Morgan Gould was great, but would not say they were disciplined

      Mzansisoka - 2011-03-28 14:02

      You clearly were watching a different game... The same mistakes that were done by Aaron Mokoena previously were done by the two centre backs repeatedly. I guess Egypt just didnt have the killer instict infront of goal. I'm not convinced!

  • Len Anderson - 2011-03-27 15:47

    Yesterday, it was announced that the stadium was 75% full. Later, they said 45000, which for Ellis Park is indeed 75% capacity. I am curious where the 20000 comes from.

      jackey - 2011-03-27 21:08

      Good question Len..The standard of journalism is heading the same way the ruling party is governing SA..The journo had nothing to post,He probably was not watching nor was he at the game...

      Mbuso - 2011-03-27 23:15

      @jackey, you so pathetic bloody idiot, what is journalism got to do with the ruling party? go to hell &get burnt like a cockroach.....nxh!!!...cow

  • G.du Plessis - 2011-03-27 19:17

    Well done Bafana Bafana!

  • Lehana - 2011-03-28 09:15

    Well done Bafana Bafana, where are the Boo Boys now? Shame on you. It's unfortunate that majority of fans that go to the stadium never played soccer hence they don't understand the dynamics of the game. Mphela wasn't receiving decent passes from the middle and to make matters worse the surface was also wet. You must stop doing this to our players, stupids.

  • Sinqulile - 2011-03-28 13:40

    Thanks to Pitso and the Boys the nation is behind you, Killer you are what SA need never look back be strong. You are always my football hiro.

  • sundaybest.ntope - 2011-03-28 16:10

    Awesome.... But pitso mus urge tshabalala 2 b more industrious @ pass defence splitn passes 4 mphela 2 score more. Kila has got a good pace n eye, his job is 2 kill period...

  • elbie.louw1 - 2011-03-28 16:13

    WELL DONE GUYS! I

  • rivalani hlungwani - 2011-03-29 02:32

    yes indeed BB deserved a luck, cause they were not convicing to win the game at all

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