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As it happened: SA v Nigeria

2014-09-10 22:15
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10 Sep 22:12
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10 Sep 22:10

***MATCH REPORT***

Real end to end stuff at Cape Town Stadium.  Both teams had really good chances to score.  Nigeria had a chance cleared off the line and Bafana could have stolen it at the end, but Nigeria keeper Ejide spread himself well to block a shot from Rantie after he had found lots of space down the right.

Both teams had periods of dominance, but Bafana finished the game much stronger as Nigeria seemed to tire as the game wore on. Bafana have still not beaten Nigeria since 1992, and today they had a great chance but it was not to be.  Mashaba might look to add more striking power to his squad by including Kermit Erasmus who is in sublime goal scoring form.

10 Sep 22:04

***EARLIER GROUP A RESULT***

Congo 2 - 0 Sudan.  

Congo now head the group after winning their first two games, followed by South Africa, Nigeria and Sudan.

10 Sep 21:57

***FULL TIME AT CAPE TOWN STADIUM***

The game ends in a goalless draw.  Both teams had their had a fair number of chances, but could not convert on the night.

10 Sep 21:55
90' +2 - Nigeria have won a free kick.  Bafana clear with some difficulty.
10 Sep 21:54
90' +1 - Rantie wins a corner for Bafana, but Nigeria defend resolutely.  Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.
10 Sep 21:52
88' - Hlatshwayo with a long range effort from 30 metres, but unfortunately for Bafana it flies well wide.
10 Sep 21:49
86' - It is all Bafana at the moment as Nigeria are starting to look tired.  Can South Africa find a goal?
10 Sep 21:48
84' - Finally Bafana spring into action as Rantie is in space on the right, but the keeper makes a save. Nigeria didn't clear and Bafana had numerous attempts blocked including one by Zwane.
10 Sep 21:46
82' - Bafana substitution,  Zwane is on for Masango is off.
10 Sep 21:44
81' - WHAT A CHANCE!  Mathoho clears off the line for Bafana, as a header by Nigeria was on its way in!
10 Sep 21:42
***33000 SPECTATORS TURNING UP TO WATCH THIS AFCON GROUP A ENCOUNTER***
10 Sep 21:42
75' - Furman unlucky to be booked, in fairness he was attempting a shot.
10 Sep 21:39
75' - Furman booked for that foul.
10 Sep 21:38
75' - Bafana with their first attack in a while, but a foul by Bafana allows Nigeria to clear their lines.
10 Sep 21:36
71' - Igiebor on for Nigeria, replacing Aluko.
10 Sep 21:32
65' Onazi with a shot for Nigeria, but wide.  Nigeria applying all the pressure at the moment.
10 Sep 21:30

63' - Salami is off and Osaguona is on for Nigeria.

10 Sep 21:24
56' - Rantie in space on the left, his shot however hits the side netting.  A good chance for Bafana.
10 Sep 21:20
52' - Nigeria pinning Bafana back at the moment.  Some good defence by Furman as he stops a Nigerian attack.
10 Sep 21:19
46'Rantie replaces Ndulula
10 Sep 21:11
***SECOND HALF UNDERWAY***
10 Sep 20:58

HALF-TIME AT CAPE TOWN STADIUM

The referee brings an end to the opening half of proceedings as both teams try to assert dominance...

A half of few clear chances, but lots of mini-battles;  Ngcongca and Matlabe v Emenike, Jali v Obi Mikel, Ndalula v Oboabona.

Far from dull to say the least with the physical battle taking centre stage for the time being.

Stay tuned for more action in the second half.

10 Sep 20:54
45' - 2 MINUTES OF ADDED TIME!
10 Sep 20:52
44' - First Yellow card of the match as the referee cautions Nigeria's Godfrey Oboabona for a late challenge on Eric Mathoho....Andile Jali does well to kick the ball out and alert the ref to the stricken defender.
10 Sep 20:49
43' - Matlaba fouls John Obi Mikel in the middle of the park, the Chelsea man then proceeds to barge the Bafana left-back after getting up, but Oupa Manyisa clears the scene before it gets too ugly...
10 Sep 20:45
40' - Corner to South Africa now as Masango is challenged on the edge of the area.
10 Sep 20:44

39' - Corner to Nigeria as Thabo Matlaba makes sure Emineke doesn't make his way into the 18-yard area.

10 Sep 20:42
35' - SHOT BY NIGERIA...Bafana's defence clear a speculative ball poorly which falls to Igiebor, but his lashed effort flies high and wide over Meyiwa's goal.
10 Sep 20:42
35' - SHOT BY NIGERIA...Bafana's defence clear a speculative ball poorly which falls to John Obi Mikel, but his lashed effort flies high and wide over Meyiwa's goal.
10 Sep 20:39
34' - Musa's corner is parried away from Bafana skipper Senzo Meyiwa for another corner, but Salami's delivery is cleared at the near post.
10 Sep 20:38
33' - Anele Ngcongca clears for Bafana as the home side concede a corner.
10 Sep 20:37
31' - Thulani Hlatshwayo does well to recover after Ahmed Musa ghosts past him initially...
10 Sep 20:32
26' - Emmanuel Emineke making his presence known to the Bafana defence, giving them a bit of work on the edge of the penalty area, but he is once again shepherded away from danger...
10 Sep 20:29
24' - Match still goalless as there is a break in play...
10 Sep 20:28

***APOLOGIES FOR THE TECHNICAL BREAK-UP FOLKS***

Sport24 apologises for the break-up in communication...

10 Sep 19:51

***RESPECT THE FANS SAYS SHAKES***

Shakes Masaba, coach of Bafana Bafana wants his players to get more in touch with their fans.

10 Sep 19:48

***WELCOME TO LIVE COVERAGE OF SOUTH AFRICA VS NIGERIA***

Kick off is approaching as we bring you live commentary from Cape Town Stadium in the match between Bafana Bafana and the Super Eagles.

10 Sep 14:01
*** BAFANA BAFANA V NIGERIA KICKS OFF AT 20:00 ***
10 Sep 13:59

Time for a history lesson!

A review of all the South Africa v Nigeria matches:

October 1992 –World Cup qualifier: Nigeria 4-0 South Africa

January 1993 – World Cup qualifier: South Africa 0-0 Nigeria

February 2000 – African Cup of Nations: South Africa 0-2 Nigeria

January 2004 – African Cup of Nations: Nigeria 4-0 South Africa

November 2004 – Nelson Mandela Challenge: South Africa 2-1 Nigeria

June 2008 – World Cup/AFCON qualifier: Nigeria 2-0 South Africa

September 2008 – World Cup/AFCON qualifier: South Africa 0-1 Nigeria

Augsut 2013 – Nelson Mandela Challenge: South Africa 0-2 Nigeria  

January 2014 – African Nations Championship: South Africa 1-3 Nigeria

 

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