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Zungu and Zulu give SA a 2-0 win over Ivory Coast.
Thank you for joining Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary from the Nelson Mandela Challenge match between Bafana and Ivory Coast.
Thank you boys for restoring the pride of the nation #BafanaBafana our #pride #ourhounor #ourheritage— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) November 30, 2014
Thank you boys for restoring the pride of the nation #BafanaBafana our #pride #ourhounor #ourheritage
Ivorians want to mess up what has been a top class game so far. Those robust tackles are uncalled for @BafanaBafana— Dominic Chimhavi (@DChimhavi) November 30, 2014
Ivorians want to mess up what has been a top class game so far. Those robust tackles are uncalled for @BafanaBafana
This is the goal which will force Ivory Coast to come out of their shell @BafanaBafana— Dominic Chimhavi (@DChimhavi) November 30, 2014
This is the goal which will force Ivory Coast to come out of their shell @BafanaBafana
Load shedded. I have Bafomo Bafomo.— Antoinette Muller (@mspr1nt) November 30, 2014
Load shedded. I have Bafomo Bafomo.
Overall a very successful day for Shakes Mashaba and his Bafana side, with several young players having staked a claim for future call-ups. The South Africans having outplayed Côte d'Ivoire in every department.
FULL TIME in Nelspruit: South Africa 2-0 Ivory Coast, the home side deserved winners.
Excellent challenge from Mngomyama in his own box to sniff out a late threat by the team in orange.
Strong run from Lamola, just unable to find Lakay with his cross.
Three minutes of added time to come.
Bafana are still looking for a third goal as he head into the final minutes at Mbombela.
South Africa have a shot blocked before Ivory Coast try and hit on the break, but they are called back for off-sides.
Nyauza comes on for Wana.
Yellow card to Msibi for time wasting.
Ivory Coast trying in vein to make inroads into the Bafana box, but a long ball goes out for a goal kick.
Sangweni gets replaced by Mbekile, two men who have both played for Sundowns and Chippa United.
Mabokgwane gets replaced by the young SuperSport keeper Msibi.
Injury break after a nasty foul on Chippa United defender Komane.
Sangare shoots over from 30-yards out.
Corner for the west Africans, but South Africa clear their lines and take the ball up field.
Good work from Magaokgwane to claim the ball after a poor touch by Komane.
Excitement as Lamola bursts into the box, makes time and space, but then has his shot blocked.
The free kick from Diabite goes close as it whistles past the Bafana goal.
Lakay comes on for Zwane, the Santos man earning his first cap.
Free kick for Ivory Coast in a dangerous central position, 25 yards out.
But then they go straight through the middle of the Bafana defence, only for Willie Britto to shoot weakly at Mabokgwane from only six yards out.
Ivory Coast still relying too much on long balls, which SA are dealing with easily.
The Bafana players working hard to keep the Elephants on the back foot.
Lamola has his shot saved by Cisse, although he had two teammates better placed to his left.
Ngubo a few millimetres away from sliding home a third goal for the hosts.
Corner for the Ivory Coast, but the SA defence clears easily.
Goal scorer Zulu's afternoon ends as he is replaced by Bloemfontein Celtic's Lerato Lamola.
Ngubo chases down a long ball, but concedes a foul on the edge of the Elephant's box.
Strong run down the wing from Zulu, but he loses the ball and its a goal kick.
Ivory Coast pushing into the Bafana half, but they still lack any threat.
Still the west Africans unable to find any kind of fluency when going forward.
South Africa seem to have this game in the bag unless Ivory Coast can find an extra gear, or three, from somewhere.
GOAL! 2-0 to Bafana as Zulu scores in an empty net after Cisse had a rush of blood to the head and came flying out of his box where he lost the ball.
South Africa's free kick is only partially cleared. The ball falls to Mngomyama, but his snap shot goes wide.
Inza Diabite gets booked for an over-the-top challenge.
Some physical challenges, and fouls, coming in from the Elephants.
Free kick now to I.C, 35-yards out, but the Bafana keeper makes an easy catch.
Break to play after a foul on Bafana captain Thami Sangweni.
SA with all the ball possession after the restart.
Plenty to think about for Ivory Coast coach Renard, although his side did show a little bit more promise in the closing minutes.
HALF TIME: South Africa lead Ivory Coast 1-0, although it could have been a whole lot more.
Good keeping by Cisse to steal the ball off Zwane's toes. Two minutes of added time to come.
SA burst forward in attack, but are denied by the offside flag. Bafana have however lost some of their earlier intensity.
Exciting run by Angbah Victorien into the SA box results in a another corner. But again Mabokgwane shows safe hands.
Corner for Ivory Coast, but Mabokgwane makes a safe catch.
Very little conviction or belief in the west African side, with Bafana easily snuffing out any thoughts of an attack every time they do have the ball.
Ivory Coast trying to get some passing going, but they can't get out of their own half.
First yellow card of the game goes to Jean Zirignon.
A deserved lead for South Africa, the goal highlighting the breathtaking football they have dished up so far.
GOAL! There we have it...great angled finish from Sundowns' Zungu after some superb interplay around the box!
Half an hour gone and South Africa are far and away the superior team. they should really have been a goal if not two to the good.
Tloane gets into the box, but Diallo makes another good intervention.
Zuulu pulls the trigger, but its a tame effort straight at Cisse. Wana then beats his man down the left but delivers a terrible ball.
Break to play as Ivory Coast keeper Cisse gets some treatment.
Great tackle by Mngomyama sets Bafana free, before Zulu runs the ball out of play.
Zwane bursts into the box, but Diallo makes a good challenge.
The Elephants looking rather unsteady at the back.
Phungwayo puts in a deep cross, which is headed out for a corner kick. The corner is cleared and then the ball comes back into the Ivory Coast box before a shot strikes a defender.....its all happening!
Slolwy the Elephants are getting more into the game, although they are not making much progress in the final third of the field. The same could be said for SA at the moment.
Free kick for Bafana out on the right wing after Mngonyama is fouled. But Zwane's free kick is headed clear.
Neither team able to find much rhythm at the moment.
The Ivory Coast are finally getting some time on the ball, although South Africa have it back now.
Zungu zips a left footed shot on the run just over the crossbar as SA continue to dominate in all departments, running their opponents off their feet at the moment.
Wana bursts down the left flank and gets in a cross, which is finally cleared by Ivory Coast as South Africa try to work it on the edge of the area.
Wana hits a shot wildly into the stands. Still South Africa the more composed and in control side.
The home side's quick passing and clever interplay has really taken the Elephants by surprise, the west Africans barely getting a touch on the ball.
Its been a blistering start by Mashaba's side, who are playing some fantastic football early on.
But the replays strongly suggest that the flag should not have gone up and the goal should have stood!
Bafana have a goal ruled out for off-sides!
1’ – We’re underway in Mbombela: South Africa 0-0 Côte d'Ivoire
The anthems are being sung, just a minute to kick off.
Both teams littered with young and inexperienced players, with none of the European-based stars from either camp having been available for the game in Mbombela.
On the bench for Ivory Coast is former AFCON-winning coach Herve Renard, while Bafana Bafana are coached by Shakes Mashaba, who recently led the team to 2015 AFCON qualification.
Bafana Bafana will be looking to bounce back from their last showing in the Nelson Mandela Challenge, when they went down 2-0 to Nigeria in 2013.
South Africa have already faced Ivory Coast in the Nelson Mandela Challenge before, drawing 1-1 in 2011.
South Africa are ranked 57th in the world, while the Ivory Coast are placed 24th and are the third best team in Africa. It should be noted however that both sides will not be fielding anything close to their strongest starting XI’s.
Welcome to today’s live coverage of the Nelson Mandela Challenge match between South Africa and Côte d'Ivoire at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. The match kicks off at 15H00 local time.
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