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With @BafanaBafana and @Springboks winning this evening, it is over to the @OfficialCSA to make it 3 wins for our national teams!— Sport24News (@Sport24news) June 10, 2017
With @BafanaBafana and @Springboks winning this evening, it is over to the @OfficialCSA to make it 3 wins for our national teams!
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.
NIGERIA 0-2 BAFANA BAFANA
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!
His strike goes over the crossbar.
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.
78' WHAT A CHANCE FOR NIGERIA!
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.
Most of the players in this Bafana team have been on form and it shows in the performance. Pick the right players and get the right results— Tiyani wa ka Mabasa (@TTM16) June 10, 2017
Most of the players in this Bafana team have been on form and it shows in the performance. Pick the right players and get the right results
Zwane is unlucky tonight, hitting the upright twice but we just need to beat ???? period!— thandi merafe (@thandi_399) June 10, 2017
Zwane is unlucky tonight, hitting the upright twice but we just need to beat ???? period!
Come on #BafanaBafana!— Barney Girnun (@barneygirnun) June 10, 2017
Come on #BafanaBafana!
55' - Bafana Bafana have the lead after Rantie scores with a header!
Nigeria 0 Bafana Bafana 1
As I turn back to the diski, a fluffed open net goal by Bafana. pic.twitter.com/ozZYaWpkI6— Sibusiso Mjikeliso (@Sbu_Mjikeliso) June 10, 2017
As I turn back to the diski, a fluffed open net goal by Bafana. pic.twitter.com/ozZYaWpkI6
42' BEST CHANCE OF THE GAME!
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!
34' Hlatshwayo makes a vital stop at the back as Dolly loses the ball.
Close call to a real goal threat.
25' Zwane clearly beats Echiejile but the Nigerian raises his shin on purpose to bring the player down.
Referee blows his whistle! No card
21' CLOSE CALL!
From close range, Etebo places his effort inches wide!
17' No fluidity from either side as the period of feeling out the game is long over.
Both nations wary of each other.
13' Vilakazi linking up well with Dolly but Shehu is quick off the mark and knocks it out for a corner.
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.
Akpeyi, Shehu, Awaziem, Ekong, Elderson, Onazi, Ndidi, Etebo, Simon, Iwobi, Iheanacho.
@BafanaBafana and @NGSuperEagles are walking out of the tunnel as the pre-match proceedings are about to take place.#AFCON2019Qualifiers— Sport24News (@Sport24news) June 10, 2017
@BafanaBafana and @NGSuperEagles are walking out of the tunnel as the pre-match proceedings are about to take place.#AFCON2019Qualifiers
Darren Keet, Andile Jali, Percy Tau, Tiyani Mabunda, Lorenzo Gordinho, Lebogang Manyama, Abubbaker Mobara.
BAFANA BAFANA XI
Itumeleng Khune, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Tebogo Langerman, Erick Mathoho, Thulani Hlatshwayo (captain), Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane, Keagan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie.
FULL TIME: NIGERIA 0 - 2 SOUTH AFRICA.
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.
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.
South Africa are sitting back now and soaking up the pressure. Khune has not had a save to make in this half.
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.
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.
Mathoho's errant clearance nearly results in a Nigerian equaliser. Furman manages to scramble it off the line and away to safety.
Ambitious strike from Etebo finds itself in the crowd from a tight angle with Musa waiting in the box.
South Africa launch their first significant attack as Vilakazi links up with Dolly but Shehu gets across to concede the corner.
A thunderbolt from Ndidi flies over the bar. The game is opening up now!
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.
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.
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.
Moses Simon again dazzles on the left before floating in a cross. Iheanacho jumps but cannot get his head to it.
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.
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.
The adrenaline is running through the South Africans as Zungu dives in recklessly. He escapes with a mere talking to.
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.
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.
Mathoho makes a crucial interception when Iheanacho was running onto a through ball. Nigeria looking to up the tempo in this second stanza.
Iheanacho kicks us off in this second half. No changes to either line up at the break.
HALF TIME: NIGERIA 0 - 0 SOUTH AFRICA
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.
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.
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.
The Bafana right back, Mphahlele, chases a lost cause and manages to force the corner. Another poor delivery means it was all for nothing.
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.
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.
Moses Simon produces a disappointing free kick as he cannot beat the wall. Bafana clear the danger.
Furman duels for the ball against Iwobi but is adjudged to foul the Arsenal man. Nigeria have a chance from this free kick.
South Africa break and have a clear opportunity to get in on goal. Echiejile commits a cynical foul but inexplicably escapes a yellow card.
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.
Khune comes off his line smartly to clear with Nigerian forwards bearing down on him.
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.
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.
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.
The Nigerians are having the early running of this game. But have been wasteful, as another poor delivery from a corner goes harmlessly out.
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.
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.
We are underway in Uyo. 90 minutes of fast paced AFCON qualifying football coming your way.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Group E AFCON Qualifying match between South Africa and Nigeria being held in Uyo, Nigeria.
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.
NIGERIA XI: Akpeyi, Sheyu, Echiejile, Ekong, Awaziem, Onazi (c), Ndidi, Iwobi, Etebo, Moses, Iheanacho
SOUTH AFRICA XI: Khune, Mphahlele, Langerman, Mathoho, Hlatshwayo (c), Furman, Zungu, Zwane, Dolly, Vilakazi, Rantie
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