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As it happened: Cameroon 2 Bafana Bafana 2

2016-03-26 18:30
Last Updated at 20:00
26 Mar 18:32
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26 Mar 18:31


Cameroon 2 South Africa 2

Bafana's chances of qualifying for AFCON 2017 are getting slimmer. 

The game will be remembered for Kekana's wonder goal however. 

26 Mar 18:29

90' +3 - Serero goes down in the area, it looks like he was pulled back but no penalty given.

Bafana can feel aggrieved that looked like a certain penalty. 

26 Mar 18:28

90' +1 - Another free-kick to Cameroon. After Khune makes a finger-tip save from a header, the ball is cleared off the line by Hlatshwayo.

26 Mar 18:26
90' -  There will be three minutes of stoppage time. Can either side get a goal?
26 Mar 18:22

86' - Free-kick to Bafana in a very good position just outside the box and on the right. 

Masango delivers but it is far too low and easily cleared by the Cameroon defence. 

26 Mar 18:20
83' - Jalie and Rantie combine but the Cameroon defence does well to block Jalie as he moves in on goal. 
26 Mar 18:17
81' - Excellent work down the left wing by Bafana, unfortunately, Twala's fine ball is just too long for Rantie
26 Mar 18:14
78' - More set-piece problems for Bafana as another Cameroon free-kick causes confusion. Luckily the ball runs through to Khune
26 Mar 18:12
75' - Cameroon enjoy much of the possession at the moment not very near to the Bafana goal. 
26 Mar 18:07

71' - Bafana substitution

Twala on for Makola

26 Mar 18:06

70' - Another free-kick to Cameroon. Bafana are giving away far too many.

Free header for Chedjou but he cannot find the target. 

26 Mar 18:04
68' - It's all Cameroon at the moment as Khune is forced into another save. 
26 Mar 18:03

66' - Once again Cameroon have equalised!

Nkoulou rose above the defence and steered a header home from the free-kick. 

Cameroon 2 South Africa 2

26 Mar 18:02
26 Mar 18:01
65' - Free-kick for Cameroon, they will want to get back into this. 
26 Mar 17:59
63' - Everyone in the stadium is still stunned after Kekana's effort!
26 Mar 17:54
58' - Kekana has another shot, this time the ball just flies over the crossbar! He is on fire!
26 Mar 17:52

56' - Kekana involved in another excellent attack but the linesman has called a Bafana player offside.

Cameroon 1 South Africa 2

26 Mar 17:50
54' - Everything is a little quite in the stadium after that... nothing for the remaining 36 minute in the match will top it. I doubt we will ever see a greater Bafana goal ever.
26 Mar 17:47

49' - UNBELIEVABLE! A wonder strike from Kekana!

From his own half.. spotted the keeper off his line and beat him with a 60m effort!

That goal will be shown around the world tonight!

26 Mar 17:45
26 Mar 17:44

48' - Early second half free-kick for Bafana. This is around 25m out and on the left-hand side of the pitch.

Makola overhits it and the keeper collects easily. 

26 Mar 17:43
46' - Positive start from Bafana with Rantie prominent one again. With his lack of matches, how much gas does he have in the tank?
26 Mar 17:42

45' - Bafana Substitution

Gabuza is replaced by Serero.

26 Mar 17:42

45' - The second half is underway in Limbe. 

Can Bafana find a goal to retake the lead?

26 Mar 17:22


Cameroon 1 South Africa 1

26 Mar 17:21

45' - Bafana substitution

Ngongca is replaced by Coetzee due to injury. 

26 Mar 17:20

45' - On the stroke of half-time Cameroon have equalised through Siani.

Khune could do nothing to stop that rasping shot.

Cameroon 1 South Africa 1

26 Mar 17:19


26 Mar 17:18

43' - What a chance for Bafana!

Rantie plays a brilliant one-two with Masango who finds the striker with a chip over the top.

The Bournemouth striker cannot beat Ndy Assembe in the Cameroon goal who stands tall and forces him to shoot. 

26 Mar 17:16
42' - More set piece danger for Bafana as Khune manages to save another header from a free-kick. Luckily, that was right at him. 
26 Mar 17:12

38' - What a save from Khune!

Cameroon finally make a corner count and get a powerful header on target but Khune does brilliantly to palm the ball away. 

The score remains 1-0 in Bafana's favour. 

26 Mar 17:10

37' - Cameroon continue to press for an equalizer. 

Mathoho does well to block a shot from Bedimo but Cameroon have another corner. 

26 Mar 17:08

33' - Masango give away a free-kick around 40 metres out.

Salli floats the ball in again but Khune leaves his line to outjump the Cameroon attackers to claim the ball. 

26 Mar 17:06

32' - Yet another corner to Cameroon. They will take advantage of one of these soon if Bafana are not careful.

This time however, Bafana clear easily. 

26 Mar 17:05

30' - Free-kick to Bafana after a clattering challenge near the centre circle.

Poorly taken by Hlatshwayo as he floats the ball over all the Bafana players and straight into the hands of Ndy Assembe in the Cameroon goal. 

26 Mar 17:02
Both teams enjoy a mandatory water break due to the intense heat. Bafana use the time to listen to coach Shakes Mashaba passing on some instructions. 
26 Mar 17:00
26' - Cameroon have another corner but it's a very poor one by Salli as the ball goes out before it even reaches the near post. 
26 Mar 16:58
24' - Bafana have Cameroon under more pressure as they struggle to clear a free-kick. Eventually they manage to get the ball away upfield. 
26 Mar 16:56
22' - Nothing comes from the corner for Cameroon as the Bafana defence stand firm, clearing with ease. 
26 Mar 16:56

22 ' - Cameroon look to hit back as they work space on the left. 

Bedimo unleashes a fierce left-footed shot which Khune parries away for a corner. 

26 Mar 16:52
17' - That was an excellent pass by Makola to find the Bournemouth striker! Just what South Africa needed!
26 Mar 16:51

16' - Excellent work from Rantie who found some space in behind the Cameroon defence, rounded the keeper and coolly slotted home with his left foot!

Cameroon 0 South Africa 1

  • 93'

    Bafana penalty appeals waved away as Serero goes down in the area. Full-time here at the Limbe Omnisports Stadium - thank you for joining us in this live commentary coverage of Cameroon v South Africa.

  • 91'

    Cameroon almost go ahead as the ball is cleared off the line by the Bafana defence - Hlatswayo the hero with an acrobatic clearance!

  • 90'

    Three minutes extra-time added on. Still 2-2 in this Group M encounter.

  • 87'

    Masango delivers but the cross it's hit straight at a Cameroonian player.

  • 86'

    Free-kick for Bafana..

  • 85'

    Five minutes left in the game as both sides go in search for the winner, Bafana need to go on the attack if they have any chance of qualifying out of this group.

  • 83'

    Andile Jali orchestrates some lovely one-touch football in the midfield but his final pass let's him down he the fouls Nkoulou to release pressure for the Indomitable Lions.

  • 79'

    Twala with a chance as he dribbles his way just outside the area but his shot is tame and goes wide to the right of Assembe's goal.

  • 77'

    Goal scorer Siani substituted for German-born FC Ingolstadt midfielder Marvin Matip for the home side as Hugo Broos looks to solidify the midfield.

  • 72'

    Subtitution from Shakes Mashaba: Makola off for Kaizer Chiefs winger William Twala.

  • 70'

    Another dangerous delivery from Bedimo as Bafana have no anwers to their set-pieces.

  • 69'

    Nyom has a strike on goal that's hit straight at Khune. The game is opening up as both sides look for the winner!

  • 66'

    Goal! Totally against the run of play Nicolas Nkoulou makes it 2-2 after a wonderful delivery from Bedimo from the left-flank is expertly headed past a flat-footed Khune.

  • 65'

    Masango is starting to tire as he gives away a silly foul on the flank.

  • 63'

    Cameroon have no answers to Bafana at the moment, looking second best in every department.

  • 59'

    Substitution for the home side: New York Red Bulls forward Anatole Abang. As he runs on to the field of play Kekana almost gets his second as his shot from 20-yards out goes just over the post.

  • 58'

    Bafana well on-top at the moment as Masango goes on a lovely run down the flank, his decision making let's him down as Bedimo tracks back to defend the danger and concede a corner,

  • 56'

    Kekana looking lively in the second half, buoyed by his goal he sends a wonderfully dinked corss in but Rantie is ruled off-side.

  • 54'

    Hlatswayo sends Jacques Zoua out wide and defends it well as the referee signals a goal-kick for Bafana.

  • 50'

    Goal! Wonder strike from Hlompo Kekana from 50-yards out as he finds Assembe off his line and produces a moment of magic! 2-1 to South Africa and the home crowd are silenced!

  • 49'

    Makola with the set-piece but it's hit straight into the hands of Assembe

  • 48'

    Bafana are looking lively as they increase the tempo and go on the attack - the home side look in shock as they concede a foul in a dangerous area.

  • 47'

    Shakes Mashaba re-shuffling their formation with Rantie alone upfront as he looks to gain more possession in the second half.

  • 46'

    Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Thulani Serero replaces the ineffective Thamsanqa Gabuza as the second half commences.

  • GOAL! Cameroon equalise of the brink of the half-time whistle as Sebastien Siani scores an absolute screamer from 25-yards out past a flailing Khune.

  • 45'

    Substitution for Bafana: The injured Anele Ngcongca makes way for 19-year old Rivaldo Coetzee.

  • 43'

    Rantie missed a great chance to put Bafana 2-0 ahead. Excellent one-two with Jali puts the forward one-on-one with Assembe but the 25-year old hits at straight at the keeper.

  • 41'

    Cameroon looking dangerous with their set-pieces but Khune looks comfortable gathering the ball from a weak header.

  • 39'

    Save! That's why he's South Africa's undisputed starter! Khune makes another great save from the corner to keep Bafana in the lead.

  • 38'

    Allan Nyom does well as he skins left-back Mtlaba but Bafana manages to clear the ball for another corner for the home side.

  • 34'

    Great overlapping run from Bedimo on the left flank forces a corner for his side. But the presence of Hlatswayo in defence has been impressive as he heads the resulting corner from Sali away.

  • 33'

    Long range shot from 30-yards out blocked well from Mathoho.

  • 32'

    Bafana starting to enjoy some possession as their counter attacking tactics frustrate the home side.

  • 28'

    Right-back Anele Ngcongca wins a free-kick for Bafana after being fouled on the right flank but the delivery is easily dealt with by Cameroon defender Nicolas Nkoulou.

  • 24'

    Corner from Sali defended well by Mtlaba who then wins a fee-kick for Bafana.

  • 23'

    Save by Khune! Henri Bedimo hits a powerful shot straight at the keeper but he palms it out for a corner!

  • 20'

    Khune on his 75th cap breaks down a Cameroon attack as he rushes out to collect the ball at the feet of Sali. Great agility.

  • 17'

    The Bournemouth forward received a through ball from Andile Jali, beating the off-side trap - before easily rounding the Cameroon keeper and tapping the ball into an empty net. 1-0 to South Africa!

  • 16'

    Goal! Tokelo Rantie scores his 10th international goal for Bafana!

  • 14'

    The Indomitable Lions firmly in control of possession but Sali wastes another set-piece as his corner is easily defended by Thulani Hlatswayo.

  • 10'

    Set-piece from the left flank is delivered by Edgar Salli that's easily dealt with by captain Khune as the Kaizer Chiefs keeper punches it away from danger.

  • 9'

    Cameroon are keeping the ball well but are struggling to threaten as Bafana are giving them no space to attack.

  • 5'

    Chance! Debutant Metz striker Christian Bekamenga tests Itumeleng Khune but Bafana clear their lines and defend the resulting corner well.

  • 4'

    Mpho Makola wastes the opportunity as he sends it high and wide over Assembe's post.

  • 3'

    Bafana are pressing high up the pitch as Hlompho Kekana looks to give Cameroons midfield no space. The Sundowns midfielder releases Tokelo Rantie who's cynically fouled as Bafana get a set-piece in a dangerous area!

  • 1'

    Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa gets us underway at the Limbe Omnisports Stadium!

  • 0'

    The fixture in Limbe is a must win game for Shakes Mashaba and his men if they have any hope of qualifying for the tournament in Gabon next year. Should be an entertaining encounter!

  • 0'

  • 0'

    Victories over Mauritania and Gambia in their opening games have put Cameroon in the box seat to reach the 2017 tournament in Gabon, while Bafana are rooted to the foot of the standings.

  • 0'

    Hugo Broos takes on his first assignment with the Cameroon national team with an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Bafana Bafana.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to the live text coverage of the 2017 AFCON qualifier - Group M fixture of Cameroon v South Africa.

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    • 45' Sebastien Siani
    • 67' Nicolas N'Koulou
    • 17' Tokelo Rantie
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  • Bekamenga
  • Zoua
  • Mandjeck
  • Sebastien Siani
  • M'Bia
  • Nyom
  • Bedimo
  • Chedjou
  • Nicolas N'Koulou
  • Salli
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  • Itumuleng Khune
  • Thamsanqa Gabuza
  • Mpho Makola
  • Kekana
  • Andile Jali
  • Mandla Masango
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • Eric Mathoho
  • Thabo Matlaba
  • Anele Ngcongca
  • Tokelo Rantie

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