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I can't bear to talk about this game anymore, good night sports fans!
I'll leave you with these thoughts...
Very poor performance this evening. I wonder who will be blamed and more importantly who will take responsibility? This is not good enough!!— Glyn Binkin (@Glyn_Binkin) September 5, 2015
Very poor performance this evening. I wonder who will be blamed and more importantly who will take responsibility? This is not good enough!!
93' And the broadcasters lose pictures...just as well.
Not many, if any, for Bafana Bafana and their fans!
Geez. Credit where it's due. Great individual effort there from the Mauritanian for that third goal. #Bafana— Ami Kapilevich (@biobot) September 5, 2015
Geez. Credit where it's due. Great individual effort there from the Mauritanian for that third goal. #Bafana
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...
Wonderful solo effort but the defending from both Coetzee and Mathoho was again nothing short of woeful!
Bafana losing 3-1...
85' Khune saves!
Scoreboard almost getting messy!
83' Home crowd in good spirits as another SA long ball goes out to into touch...
Clock ticking away...
Mathoho? Beaten with ease by Bagili ... Then he slots home...Mauritania 2-1 @BafanaBafana ... The road to Afcon 2017 is looking E-tolled now— Thomas Mlambo (@thomasmlambo) September 5, 2015
Mathoho? Beaten with ease by Bagili ... Then he slots home...Mauritania 2-1 @BafanaBafana ... The road to Afcon 2017 is looking E-tolled now
Shocking defending from Mathoho, totally outfoxed there and Mashaba also failed to spot the danger...
Khune easily beaten!
Bafana trail again...
76' Mashaba defends well and wins the foul.
Good work on a rare Mauritania attack!
Yebo @BafanaBafana 1 - 1 : now finish this business— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) September 5, 2015
Yebo @BafanaBafana 1 - 1 : now finish this business
72' Better from Zungu there!
He plays the ball wide and Gabuza's cross is hastily cleared!
20 minutes left, Mauritania in trouble now despite their numerical advantage!
They look afraid to attack it seems...
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!
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!
64' Glorious chance but Zungu's wastes it!
62' Home crowd is making their presence felt!
Cheering every clearance like a goal!
61' The midfield is just too static...
No runs made by anyone as Furman and Jali struggle to get the team going...
57' Khune now giving the ballboy a talking too - it's a bit of a dogshow out there!
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?!)
Harsh red for Zulu @DChimhavi @morakem100— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) September 5, 2015
Harsh red for Zulu @DChimhavi @morakem100
Goal down, now man down. Bafana will do well for this mission to have a happy ending ...— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) September 5, 2015
Goal down, now man down. Bafana will do well for this mission to have a happy ending ...
The tactical organization of this #Bafana team for this match in these conditions is pathetic. Results count no matter how you get them!— George Dearnaley (@zulushark) September 5, 2015
The tactical organization of this #Bafana team for this match in these conditions is pathetic. Results count no matter how you get them!
He's off - Zulu sent off on debut!
Bad ------> Worse!
Zulu might be seeing red...
He brought down a player, and as the last man on goal...
22 - The most number of wins by a SA coach.
Currently tied between Shakes Mashaba and Clive Barker.
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...
@Sport24news @BafanaBafana Captain just put us under a lot of pressure, but in the boys we believe. You have done it and can do it again— Dumisani Mathebula (@du_dumisani) September 5, 2015
@Sport24news @BafanaBafana Captain just put us under a lot of pressure, but in the boys we believe. You have done it and can do it again
Half time and it's the hosts that lead 1-0.
The crowd cheer their players off loudly!
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.
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.
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.
GOAL! Bafana Bafana are right back in it, Gabuza does well to head home under pressure over the onrushing keeper to restore parity.
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.
Substitution: Bongani Zungu comes on to replace Dean Furman.
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.
Mauritania have a great chance to double their lead from the resulting free-kick, but the effort is well wide of the mark.
RED CARD! After some deliberation with his assistant, the referee has sent debutant Zulu off for a professional foul.
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.
The second half is now underway, can Bafana find a way back into the game?
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.
South Africa seem to be having a hard time dealing with the poor state of the pitch, their short passing has been atrocious.
Furman goes into the book for a late challenge on the touchline.
Serero takes the ball down well on his chest, but can't quite direct his volleyed effort on target.
Masango has a good chance to level the scores, but he balloons his free-kick over the bar.
Another dangerous looking attack from Mauritania, but Coetzee this time was well positioned to make the clearance.
Bafana struggling to create any real scoring chances and have yet to register a shot on target.
Bafana looking for a way back into the game, but Mauritania looking solid defensively thus far.
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.
Mauritania attack right from the off and Khune has to be alert to punch a ball across the box clear of danger.
Kick-Off: And we are underway in the first half...
Bafana Bafana opened their qualification campaing with a 0-0 draw against Gambia, while Mauritania lost to Cameroon.
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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