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As it happened: Nigeria 0-2 Bafana Bafana

2017-06-10 20:00
Last Updated at 22:30
10 Jun 20:03

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10 Jun 19:57

An all important victory for Stuart Baxter in his first match as Bafana Bafana brush aside arch-rivals Nigeria 2-0 courtesy of Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau.

10 Jun 19:54



10 Jun 19:50

91' Tau and Manyama linking up well up front. So much confidence in the two players.

Tau sets it up for the Cape Town City captain and he hits it only for the keeper to save it!

10 Jun 19:47

89' MANYAMA!!!! 

His strike goes over the crossbar.

10 Jun 19:43
85' Mabunda replaces Dolly
10 Jun 19:43

Straight off the bench and onto the halfway line Percy Tau goes and South Africa counter's attack. Dolly sees his team-mate and sends a perfect through ball towards the striker.

Tau knocks the ball past Akpeyi and pushes forward to hit the ball at the back of the net. 

10 Jun 19:40
10 Jun 19:38


Mathoho fails to clear the ball as Khune is found in a ball scramble which sees Furman run to the rescue and clears the ball off the line.

10 Jun 19:36
75' Ndidi with a snapshot from outside the box but his volley is off target.
10 Jun 19:32
72' Dolly is held back in the box but the referee, whose just five yards away, sees nothing to it.
10 Jun 19:29
70' That confidence is there as Manyama and Rantie link up well. Themba Zwane joins in on the attack but hits the up right as he dummies the defender.
10 Jun 19:25
67' Langerman takes a swipe at goal from wide out but his shot is far from the target.
10 Jun 19:22
65' Manyama comes on for Vilakazi.
10 Jun 19:21
Meanwhile, Iwobi was replaced by Musa.
10 Jun 19:19
60' Nigeria 0-1 Bafana Bafana
10 Jun 19:16
The cross came in from Rama, so he will get the assist. 
10 Jun 19:15

55' - Bafana Bafana have the lead after Rantie scores with a header!

Nigeria 0 Bafana Bafana 1

10 Jun 19:14
55' - RANTIE!!!!
10 Jun 19:12
50' - Both sides still looking for an opening, desperate to break the deadlock.
10 Jun 18:46
10 Jun 18:43


Themba Zwane hits the crossbar after Langerman's cross was dealt with by Akpeyi but only for the keeper to drop it.

Zwane's effort strikes the upright!

10 Jun 18:40
40' Nigeria 0-0 Bafana Bafana
10 Jun 18:40
38' Khune tips Moses Simon's cross over the crossbar as it looks to have unsettled the goalkeeper.
10 Jun 18:36

34' Hlatshwayo makes a vital stop at the back as Dolly loses the ball. 

Close call to a real goal threat. 

10 Jun 18:34
32' Bafana Bafana finally showing glimpses of comfort as Dolly, Rantie and Vilakazi linking up well on attack but loses the ball too easily.
10 Jun 18:31
30' Nigeria 0-0 Bafana Bafana
10 Jun 18:28
28' Simon hits a free kick from 40 yards out but the South African wall jumps high enough to stop his effort.
10 Jun 18:26

25' Zwane clearly beats Echiejile but the Nigerian raises his shin on purpose to bring the player down.

Referee blows his whistle! No card

10 Jun 18:24


From close range, Etebo places his effort inches wide!

Stadium roars!!

10 Jun 18:22
20' Nigeria 0-0 Bafana Bafana
10 Jun 18:18

17' No fluidity from either side as the period of feeling out the game is long over.

Both nations wary of each other.

10 Jun 18:16
15' Dolly's corner is very poor! Should do better. 
10 Jun 18:15

13' Vilakazi linking up well with Dolly but Shehu is quick off the mark and knocks it out for a corner.

10 Jun 18:13
11' First real chance of the match as the Ndidi creates space for himself but sees his volley go wide.
10 Jun 18:11
10' Nigeria 0-0 Bafana Bafana
10 Jun 18:10

8' Zwane is in space and darts down the right flank. Passes it to Rantie but the striker fails to knock the ball back towards the player and loses it.

10 Jun 18:09
5' Bafana Bafana midfield losing the ball easily. Need to hold onto the ball and pull a few passes along together.
10 Jun 18:04
3' Iwobi is in space and pushes forward but Mathoho approaches the Arsenal forward as he attempts to cross the ball only to see his effort hit the defender and out for a corner.
10 Jun 18:01
1' Bafana Bafana kick off!
10 Jun 17:58


Akpeyi, Shehu, Awaziem, Ekong, Elderson, Onazi, Ndidi, Etebo, Simon, Iwobi, Iheanacho.

10 Jun 11:11
*** KICK OFF IS AT 18:00 ***
10 Jun 11:11


Darren Keet, Andile Jali, Percy Tau, Tiyani Mabunda, Lorenzo Gordinho, Lebogang Manyama, Abubbaker Mobara.

10 Jun 11:10


Itumeleng Khune, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Tebogo Langerman, Erick Mathoho, Thulani Hlatshwayo (captain), Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane, Keagan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie.


  • New coach, Stuart Baxter needs a lot of credit for his teams performance as they looked comfortable with everything Nigeria threw at them. They hit the post twice on top of their two goals, so the scoreline doesn't flatter them at all.

  • The whistle goes and that brings an end to this qualifying fixture. This has been a famous night for South African football as they grab their first win against Nigeria. New coach, Stuart Baxter needs a lot of credit for his teams performance as they look

  • Etebo's free kick flicks off the bar and away for a corner. Four minutes of added time to come.

  • 89'

    CHANCE! Manyama has a chance to make it a rout. After he beat one in the box he ballooned his strike over the top of the bar.

  • 87'

    South Africa are sitting back now and soaking up the pressure. Khune has not had a save to make in this half.

  • 84'

    The Super Eagles seem to have no plan B as they continue to lump the ball forward. The Bafana defence are comfortable heading the ball away.

  • 81'

    GOAL, SOUTH AFRICA, TAU! 0-2: Nigeria push everyone forward but Dolly steals the ball and immediately feeds Tau who finds himself alone in the Nigerian half. He rounds the 'keeper and slots it home.

  • 78'

    Mathoho's errant clearance nearly results in a Nigerian equaliser. Furman manages to scramble it off the line and away to safety.

  • 77'

    Ambitious strike from Etebo finds itself in the crowd from a tight angle with Musa waiting in the box.

  • 14'

    South Africa launch their first significant attack as Vilakazi links up with Dolly but Shehu gets across to concede the corner.

  • 75'

    A thunderbolt from Ndidi flies over the bar. The game is opening up now!

  • 72'

    NO PENALTY! Dolly is through on goal, he checks back and the defender seemsto haul him down. The referee waves the appeals away. Perhaps he went down too easily.

  • 70'

    POST! For the second time Zwane hits the upright. He broke initially before two back heels got him into space but he cannot put the gloss on a fantastic passage of play.

  • 67'

    Langerman gets forward from left back. Space opens up in front of him but his shot is disappointing and goes out for a goal kick.

  • 64'

    Moses Simon again dazzles on the left before floating in a cross. Iheanacho jumps but cannot get his head to it.

  • 61'

    With just less than 30 minutes left, the question is whether South Africa can hang on to what would be their first ever competitive win over the Super Eagles. Nigeria will throw everything at them.

  • 59'

    Simon has been excellent on the left wing. He manages to win a free kick which Etebo swings in the but Mathoho flicks a defensive header away.

  • 56'

    The adrenaline is running through the South Africans as Zungu dives in recklessly. He escapes with a mere talking to.

  • 54'

    GOAL, SOUTH AFRICA, RANTIE! 0-1: Finally some quality from the boot of Mphahlele as he puts it on a plate for Rantie, who makes no mistake from 6 yards.

  • 50'

    The dead ball situations have been poor from both sides, as another Nigerian corner goes straight out of play. No one seems to have the final ball to result in that crucial first goal.

  • 48'

    Mathoho makes a crucial interception when Iheanacho was running onto a through ball. Nigeria looking to up the tempo in this second stanza.

  • 46'

    Iheanacho kicks us off in this second half. No changes to either line up at the break.

  • 45'


  • 45'

    South Africa launch one last attack but an early ball from Dolly is cleared and the referee blows his whistle. No injury time added. South Africa will certainly be the happier side going into the break.

  • 42'

    MASSIVE CHANCE! Akpeyi spills a cross and Zwane reacts fastest to toe poke a shot at goal but it ricochets off the post. Nigeria are let off the hook.

  • 38'

    Moses Simon shows his trickery as a few step overs allows him the chance at a cheeky chip from a tight angle. Khune up to it though as he tips it over the bar.

  • 35'

    The Bafana right back, Mphahlele, chases a lost cause and manages to force the corner. Another poor delivery means it was all for nothing.

  • 33'

    South Africa seem to be gaining the ascendency in the midfield battle. Furman has won several 50/50 balls. However, the resulting attacks have not managed to result in any meaningful chances as of yet.

  • 30'

    Half an hour gone in Uyo and it remains 0-0. Bafana will be happy with the current scoreline. Nigeria have not managed to trouble their defence often enough.

  • 28'

    Moses Simon produces a disappointing free kick as he cannot beat the wall. Bafana clear the danger.

  • 27'

    Furman duels for the ball against Iwobi but is adjudged to foul the Arsenal man. Nigeria have a chance from this free kick.

  • 25'

    South Africa break and have a clear opportunity to get in on goal. Echiejile commits a cynical foul but inexplicably escapes a yellow card.

  • 22'

    Three South African defenders get sucked to the ball down the right. It gets crossed low to Etebo but he can only watch as his side foot finish goes agonisingly wide.

  • 20'

    Khune comes off his line smartly to clear with Nigerian forwards bearing down on him.

  • 17'

    There was lots of talking before the game but both teams are not doing that same talking on the pitch. The intensity is like that of a training game.

  • 13'

    Etebo appeals for another penalty after his low cross seemed to strike the Bafana defender on the hand. It was from point blank range so he was given the benefit of the doubt.

  • 11'

    Ndidi picks up a loose header from Hlatshwayo at the top of the box. He can only smash his volley wide of Khune's goal.

  • 9'

    The Nigerians are having the early running of this game. But have been wasteful, as another poor delivery from a corner goes harmlessly out.

  • 6'

    Simon manages to get in behind the South African defence. His low cross almost finds Iwobi but agian Mathoho slides in to stop the chance. The Nigerians appeal for a penalty but the Tunisian referee waves them away.

  • 4'

    First corner goes the way of Nigeria as Iwobi breaks down the left but his cross cannot find its intended target as Mathoho gets the block in.

  • 1'

    We are underway in Uyo. 90 minutes of fast paced AFCON qualifying football coming your way.

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    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Group E AFCON Qualifying match between South Africa and Nigeria being held in Uyo, Nigeria.

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    Both teams look to get their qualifying campaign off to the perfect start and keep up with Libya who thrashed Seychelles 5-1 on Friday.

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    NIGERIA XI: Akpeyi, Sheyu, Echiejile, Ekong, Awaziem, Onazi (c), Ndidi, Iwobi, Etebo, Moses, Iheanacho

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    SOUTH AFRICA XI: Khune, Mphahlele, Langerman, Mathoho, Hlatshwayo (c), Furman, Zungu, Zwane, Dolly, Vilakazi, Rantie

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  • 0 Goals 2
    • 54' Tokelo Rantie
    • 82' Percy Tau
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Team Line-ups
  • Daniel Akpeyi
  • Chidozie Awaziem
  • Abdullahi Shesu
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
  • Mosses Saimon
  • Oghenekaro Etebo
  • Alexander Iwobi
  • Wilfred Ndidi
  • Ogenyi Onazi
  • William Ekong
  • Uwa Echiejile
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  • Itumuleng Khune
  • Tokelo Rantie
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • Keagan Dolly
  • Themba Zwane
  • Bongani Zungu
  • Dean Furman
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • Eric Mathoho
  • Tebogo Langerman
  • Ramahlwe Mphahlele
  • Kenneth Omeruo
  • Brown Ideye
  • Sylvester Igboun
  • Ezenwa Ikechukwu
  • Oboabona Godfrey
  • Emmanuel Emenike
  • Nwankwo Obiora
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  • Darrem Keet
  • Andile Jali
  • Percy Tau
  • Tiyani Mabunda
  • Lorenzo Gordinho
  • Lebogang Manyama
  • Abbubaker Mobara

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