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As it happened: Libya 1-2 Bafana Bafana

2019-03-24 21:00
Last Updated at 18:42
24 Mar 21:05

That is all folks, thank you for choosing Sport24 to catch this epic AFCON qualifier between Libya and Bafana Bafana.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

24 Mar 21:04

Two players stand out in this fixture: Percy Tau and Darren Keet.

Who is your Man-of-the-Match ...? 

24 Mar 21:02
The draw for the newly expanded 24-team tournament will take place on Friday, April 12.
24 Mar 20:59
Bafana Bafana have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
24 Mar 20:53
FULL-TIME: Libya 1-2 Bafana Bafana
24 Mar 20:50
90' Four minutes of additional time added on ...
24 Mar 20:49
88' CHANCE! Tau finds space in the penalty area and just fires it wide. That could have been his hat-trick!
24 Mar 20:47
86' Kekana is now trying to launch a few of his landmark long-range efforts. One came very close and the keeper just cleared it off the line.
24 Mar 20:44
83' Libya secure a corner after a good attack down the right. Once again Keet is there to clear the set-piece.
24 Mar 20:37
79' So far there has been a total of 44 goals scored in Group E, so far ...
24 Mar 20:37
77' CHANGE: Stuart Baxter takes of Zwane and introduces Kekana from the bench.
24 Mar 20:36
77' SAVE! That man Keet is definitely the man of the match as he once again palms away a sensational strike that was goal-bound.
24 Mar 20:31
It's that man again, Percy Tau, who whips in a strike from a difficult angle to give South Africa the lead again ...
24 Mar 20:30
69' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
24 Mar 20:30
67' Its more hostile in the stadium now ... However, South Africa will still qualify if the score remains like this.
24 Mar 20:29
65' GOAL! Penalty scored!
24 Mar 20:29

63' PENALTY! Keet leaps to save the ball in the penalty area and collects it with ease. His leg clips a player and the reaction of the player sees the referee point to the penalty spot.

A ridiculous call if you ask me ...

24 Mar 20:21
60' The execution of the set-piece is poor and Bafana Bafana launches a counter-attack.
24 Mar 20:20
57' Hlanti is guilty of a foul on the edge of the box and Libya secure a dangerous free-kick.
24 Mar 20:11
52' SAVE! Darren Keet once again comes to the rescue for Bafana Bafana. What a save. 
24 Mar 20:09

What a goal. Percy Tau pulls the trigger from outside the box and the 'keeper certainly had no chance in saving that. 

Get in lad!!!

24 Mar 20:07
49' GOAAAAAALLLLLLL
24 Mar 20:03
45' Second-half is underway ...
24 Mar 19:51
HALF-TIME!
24 Mar 19:51
46' CHANCE! A goal bounding strike from a Libyan player but Keet dispatches it and gloves a very difficult shot.
24 Mar 19:49
45' One minute of additional time added on ...
24 Mar 19:49
43' CHANCE! Bafana Bafana secure a corner after another deflection. The corner from Tau is good again and Mothiba just fails to wrap his feet around it.
24 Mar 19:45
40' CHANCE! Much better from Bafana Bafana. It came from deep and Tau turns in the box and offloads it to Mothiba, who's shot is deflected for a corner.
24 Mar 19:41
37' This certainly doesn't feel like a football match despite the intensity that Libya are playing. 
24 Mar 19:40
36' YELLOW! Tau is taken down by Elhouni in yet another tactical challenge. This time the Libyan is booked.
24 Mar 19:38
32' YELLOW! Tau is taken down by Elhouni in yet another tactical challenge. This time the Libyan is booked.
24 Mar 19:33
29' South Africa seeing more of the ball but failing to turn that into goal opportunities. 
24 Mar 19:31
27' Libya launch a counter-attack and Keet is to the rescue again. This time he is fouled and Libya gets away with no booking.
24 Mar 19:31
26' Zwane launches an attack for Bafana Bafana. Mothiba then tries to find Tau, but the keeper gets there first. Great work!
24 Mar 19:29
25' Baxter needs to change something. Revert back to the normal back four could definitely work. 
24 Mar 19:28
23' SAVE! A great save by Keet after the Bafana Bafana defenders fail to clear a dangerous corner at first.
24 Mar 19:25
21' Bafana Bafana on the attack again and Mothiba sends a nice looking pass towards Tau, who is near the penalty area, however, he is dispossessed.
24 Mar 19:23

20' TWENTY MINUTES GONE:

SCORELINE: Libya 0-0 Bafana Bafana

24 Mar 19:23

18' CHANCE! Hlanti sends a dangerous looking cross into the penalty area, but it just eludes Zwane.

24 Mar 19:19
16' AGAIN! Hlatshwayo is the saviour as he clears a dangerous ball sent in by the home side.
24 Mar 19:18
14' Bafana Bafana doing well enough under the circumstance. Libya heading to the 20th minute with a lot of ball at their feet. 
24 Mar 19:17
11' Tau ensures that Bafana Bafana earns the first corner of the game off a deflection. He sends the set-piece into the penalty area and it is headed away by the Libyan defence.
24 Mar 19:15
8' Libya showing great intensity in the match so far and dictating the opening stages. The crowd backing them at this sold-out arena.
24 Mar 19:12
5' The first booking of the game goes to Maela. 
24 Mar 19:10
3' Bafana Bafana already on the backfoot as Hlatshwayo had to leap forward to block a dangerous shot released by a Libyan striker.
24 Mar 19:03
South Africa are pictured in their all-yellow strip while Libya are in their traditional red and black. 
 
  • 94'

    FULL-TIME: LIBYA 1-2 SOUTH AFRICA. Bafana Bafana have qualified for the African Cup of Nations with this win away from home. Percy Tau struck twice in the second half to take the game away from Libya. Thank you for joining us.

  • 93'

    SUBSTITUTION: Bafana Bafana make another change and Veldwijk is on for Tau.

  • 90'

    We will have four minutes of time added on for stoppages.

  • 89'

    WIDE! Tau finds space in the penalty area and just fires it wide. That could have been his hat-trick!

  • 88'

    Kekana is fouled and Bafana Bafana secure a free-kick in their own half. We have two minutes of regulation time to go.

  • 86'

    Kekana is now trying to launch a few of his landmark long-range efforts. One came very close and the keeper just cleared it off the line.

  • 84'

    With six minutes to go Bafana Bafana is still enjoying that crucial one goal lead. The crowd is a bit quieter now.

  • 82'

    Libya secure a corner after a good attack down the right. Once again Keet is there to clear the set-piece.

  • 80'

    Libya secure another free-kick in a dangerous position. Again the execution is poor and Keet clears. It is getting rowdy out there and a few bottles have made their way onto the ground.

  • 78'

    SUBSTITUTE: Zwane has been replaced by Kekana, as Bafana Bafana make their first change.

  • 75'

    The Libyan players seem to go down all over the place now in search of free-kicks or penalties.

  • 73'

    The Libyans are looking a tad tired now and Bafana Bafana appear to have more space on attack.

  • 70'

    With 20 minutes to go Bafana Bafana is looking really good. Can they maintain it?

  • 68'

    GOAL, SOUTH AFRICA, TAU! (1-2). Brilliant from Tau, as it appears that the Libyan defence has gone sleeping for just a second. Tau takes advantage of that fact and fires in yet another sensational goal.

  • 65'

    GOAL, LIBYA, BEN ALI! (1-1) Ben ali slots the penalty and the scores are level.

  • 64'

    PENALTY LIBYA! Keet is penalised for a foul on Saltou, who just came on to substitute Baleid.

  • 61'

    The execution of the set-piece is poor and Bafana Bafana launch a counter-attack.

  • 58'

    Hlanti is guilty of a foul on the edge of the box and Libya secure a dangerous free-kick.

  • 57'

    We have seen a few attacks from the Libyans since that goal. Bafana Bafana must be careful not to sit back.

  • 53'

    SAVE! Keet to the rescue again. Libya built down the right and he somehow gets a right hand to it, before Hlatshwayo clears. That was good from the Bafana keeper again.

  • 50'

    GOAL, SOUTH AFRICA, TAU! (0-1) That is what they needed! Bafana Bafana built nicely and when the ball finds Tau, he turns and lines it up, before firing it home. Nashnush had no chance.

  • 48'

    Mokotjo is fouled and Bafana Bafana earn the first free-kick of the half. Libya eventually clear it.

  • 46'

    Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half. We have no changes to either team.

  • 45'

    We will have one minute of time added on for stoppages.

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME: LIBYA 0-0 SOUTH AFRICA. Thus far it is mission acomplished for Bafana Bafana, but it has been a tough game. One feels that they must score in order to put the game beyond the reach of Libya.

  • 44'

    Bafana Bafana secure a corner after another deflection. The corner from Tau is good again and Mothiba just fails to wrap his feet around it.

  • 42'

    Maela once against sends a poor pass and hands possession away.

  • 40'

    The corner from Tau is superb, but Libya manage to head it away to safety.

  • 39'

    CLOSE! Much better from Bafana Bafana. It came from deep and Tau turns in the box and offloads it to Mothiba, who's shot is deflected for a corner.

  • 37'

    Libya secure a free-kick and Keet just manages to clear it after a collision with a defender. A slight lack of communication there.

  • 35'

    How long can Libya continue to play at this frantic pace? It has been non-stop. It will be interesting to see the fitness levels of both teams after the break.

  • 32'

    YELLOW! Tau is taken down by Elhouni in yet another tactical challenge. This time the Libyan is booked.

  • 30'

    We are still goalless after the first half an hour of play.

  • 28'

    Libya launch a counter-attack and it is Keet to the rescue again. This time he is fouled and they get away with no booking.

  • 26'

    Zwane launches an attack for Bafana Bafana. Mothiba then tries to find Tau, but the keeper gets there first. Great work!

  • 25'

    Bafana Bafana has been the subject of some real tactical challenges by the Libyans.

  • 23'

    SAVE! A great save by Keet after the Bafana Bafana defenders fail to clear a dangerous corner at first.

  • 22'

    Bafana Bafana secure a free-kick and Maela had a clear chance after it was sent into the penalty area. Unfortunately he is beaten to the ball by a defender. Close!

  • 20'

    Bafana Bafana come again and Mothiba sends a nice pass to Tau near the penalty area, but he is dispossessed.

  • 17'

    A promising attack from Bafana and Hlanti sends it into the penalty area, but it just eludes Zwane. They should take heart from that attack.

  • 15'

    Hlatshwayo is there again to clear just ahead of Keet following yet another Libyan onslaught. He has looked solid thus far. May it continue.

  • 12'

    It is heart in the mouth stuff for Bafana, as Libya come close following a counter-attack after the corner.

  • 10'

    Tau ensures that Bafana Bafana earns the first corner of the game off a deflection. He sends the set-piece into the penalty area and it is headed away.

  • 8'

    The pace of the game is currently being dictated by Libya.

  • 6'

    YELLOW! The first booking of the game goes to Maela after a dangerous challenge. He must now be careful for the rest of the game.

  • 4'

    BLOCK! Libya attacks down the right and good work by Hlatshwayo to shut them out. That was a fast counter-attack, Bafana Bafana must watch out.

  • 1'

    Kick-off: We are underway in this crucial AFCON qualifier.

  • 0'

    Welcome to Stade Taeb Mhiri for our live coverage of this important AFCON qualifier between Libya and South Africa.

  • 0'

    Libya host Bafana Bafana in Tunisia and they will need a victory in order to secure their place in this years African Cup of Nations. The visitors on the other hand will just have to secure a draw if they wish to qualify.

  • 0'

    The game was moved to Tunisia as a result of political unrest in Libya.

  • 0'

    Libya is currently in third place in Group E and two points behind South Africa.

  • 0'

    Bafana Bafana has a history of struggling to qualify for big tournaments and they often slip at the last hurdle. The last time these teams met at the Moses Mabhida stadium last year it ended in a goalless draw.

  • 0'

    Team South Africa: Keet, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti, Furman, Mkhize, Maela, Mokotjo, Zwane, Tau, Mothiba. Substitutes: Williams; Coetzee; Modiba; Kekana; Serero; Maboe; Veldwijk.

  • 0'

    Team Libya: Nashnush, Berrish, Masaud, Elhouni, Ben Ali, Abdussalam, Salama, Mohamed, Sharadi, Baleid, Salem Ali.

  • 0'

    The teams are out on the park and we should be off soon. It is now time for the National Anthems.

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  • 1 Goals 2
    • 65' Ahmed Ben Ali
    • 50' Percy Tau
    • 68' Percy Tau
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 32' Hamdou Elhouni
    • 5' Innocent Maela
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  • Hamdou Elhouni
  • Mohamed Nashnoush
  • Abdulaziz Berrish
  • Sand Masaud
  • Ahmed Ben Ali
  • Mohamed Abdussalam
  • Ali Salama
  • Almoatasembellah Ali Mohamed
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  • Innocent Maela
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  • Buhlebuyeza Mkhwanazi
  • Thamsanqa Mkhize
  • Lebo Mothiba
  • Themba Zwane
  • Kamohelo Mokotjo
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • Dean Furman
  • Sifiso Hlanti
Substitutions
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  • Abdulsalam Azzaqah
  • Rabia Alshadi
  • Khalid Almaryami
  • A Saltou
  • Moftah Taktak
  • Alsanousi Ammar
  • Muetaz Husayn
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  • Bongani Zungu
  • Lebohang Maboe
  • Hlompho Kekana
  • Thulani Serero
  • Lars Veldwijk
  • Aubrey Modiba
  • Bruce Bavuma

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