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As it happened: South Africa 1-1 Nigeria

2018-11-17 08:35
Last Updated at 21:59
17 Nov 17:09

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17 Nov 17:08
17 Nov 17:07

Stuart Baxter: "I'm disappointed a little but proud also a little. We've taken 4 points off the Super Eagles and only conceded in qualifying through an own goal.

We said we can cause them problems but we weren't brave in the second-half. I can assure everyone that we will be going all out to seal qualification against Libya."

17 Nov 16:59

Man of the Match: PERCY TAU

"We were trying to do everything to win this match. We gave our best and it's unfortunate that we couldn't get the win "I just hope we can still qualify... we'll keep going."

17 Nov 16:54

FULL-TIME Bafana Bafana 1-1 Nigeria

Bafana Bafana held by Nigeria and need a draw away to Libya to seal qualification for AFCON 2019.

17 Nov 16:52
92' Nigeria make their third and final change as Iwobi is replaced by Adesewo.
17 Nov 16:50
90' The fourth official signals 3 minutes of added time will be played.
17 Nov 16:48
88' CHANCE for Bafana as Mkhize drifts in at the back post but fails to direct his header on target!
17 Nov 16:46
85' Nigeria make a second change as Musa is replaced by Onyekuru.
17 Nov 16:43

82' MAJOR LET-OFF for Bafana as Musa beats Khune but is ruled offside again by the lines-man.

Replays show Bafana got away with one again there.

17 Nov 16:40
80' Bafana with the majority of possession with Nigeria seeming to be happy with the point as we head into the final 10 minutes.
17 Nov 16:37
77' A disappointing pass from Kekana relives the danger for Nigeria.
17 Nov 16:36
76' Bafana Bafana win a corner from a long-range set-piece.
17 Nov 16:36
75' Stoppage in play as khune receives medical attention.
17 Nov 16:33
73' CHANCE for Nigeria as Nigeria get a free header from just 5 yards out but the Nigerian attacker fails to direct his effort towards goal.
17 Nov 16:32
71' Percy Tau the main attacking threat for Bafana as he looks to inspire the hosts to find a goal.
17 Nov 16:29
69' Excellent combination by Tau and Zwane but the Nigeria does well to get a last-ditch challenge in to breakdown the attack.
17 Nov 16:28
6' Nigeria make their first change as stoke City's Isaac Success replaces Kelechi Iheanacho.
17 Nov 16:27
66' A tense second-half as both sides don't want to make a mistake in defence.
17 Nov 16:21

61' Lorch does well to win a free-kick on the right flank.

It's the first competitive debut for the midfielder.

17 Nov 16:20
59' First change for Bafana Bafana as Thembinkosi Lorch replaces Thulani Serero.
17 Nov 16:19
59' Movement on the Bafana Bafana bench as Stuart Baxter looks to make his first change.
17 Nov 16:16
56' Nigeria win another corner with Musa doing well down the left flank.
17 Nov 16:13
53' Mkhize does well to get a challenge on Musa but concedes a corner-kick. The ball falls to Ogu who drags a shot wide.
17 Nov 16:12
52' Mkhwanazi concedes a free-kick but it's badly over-hit for a goal-kick.
17 Nov 16:06

46' Bafana Bafana 1-1 Nigeria

We're back underway in the second-half!

17 Nov 15:51

HALF-TIME: Bafana Bafana 1-1 Nigeria

Nigeria took an early lead but a moment of magic by Percy Tau to set up Lebo Mothiba saw Bafana pull level!

17 Nov 15:49
44' CHANCE for Nigeria with a dangerous cross to the back post as Etebo fails to direct an effort towards goal!
17 Nov 15:47
43' Mkhize concedes a free-kick on Collins on the left flank with a shove from behind.
17 Nov 15:45
41' Nigeria win a corner with Tau doing well to track back and puts a tackle in on Collins.
17 Nov 15:44

40' Bafana Bafana 1-1 Nigeria

Ahmed Musa has been the danger-man for Nigeria so far with 5 minutes remaining!

17 Nov 15:43
39' Iwobi has been giving the Bafana midfield all kinds of problems by drifting into dangerous areas.
17 Nov 15:40
35' CHANCE for Nigeria as danger-man Musa lays it off for Kelechi Iheanacho with Khune to beat but a poor touch gives Bafana a chance to get a block in.
17 Nov 15:39

34' Tau takes the free-kick with Nigeria conceding a corner-kick.

Nervy from Nigeria as the goalkeeper fails to collect but the Super Eagles eventually clear their lines.

17 Nov 15:37
33' Tau bundled over by Collins who receives a talking to by the referee.
17 Nov 15:36
32' Bafana with their tails up now as they look to take the lead, trying to get a foothold in the contest.
17 Nov 15:31

25' GOAL!!! GOAL!!! GOAL!!! MAGIC by Percy Tau who cuts through the Nigerian defence and lays it off for LEBO MOTHIBA who pulls one back!!!

17 Nov 15:29
25' SOUTH AFRICA!!!!!!!!!!!!
17 Nov 15:24
19' Musa looking a constant danger for Nigeria as he wins a corner-kick off Mkhwanazi. Zwane gets a crucial touch at the back-post to thwart Nigeria.
17 Nov 15:23

18' CHANCE for Bafana Bafana as Mkhize squares it for Mothiba who misses the ball from 5 yards out!

MASSIVE CHANCE for Bafana to hit back!

  • 93'

    FULL-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 1-1 NIGERIA. Nigeria have qualified because of this draw, it is a 1-1 draw in Johannesburg. South Africa will not be happy with their performance, they wanted to win to go through. A couple of poor decisions from the referee and th

  • 93'

    Another change from Nigeria, Iwobi goes off and Adesewo comes on for a few seconds.

  • 91'

    We are into the stoppage time and Nigeria will look to run the clock down. A foul by Tau and Nigeria will get a free kick here.

  • 88'

    There will be three minutes of added time to this game. Nigeria need a draw to qualify.

  • 86'

    Nigeria are making a second change, Onyekuru is coming on for Musa.

  • 86'

    We are in the final few minutes of the game and there will be a few controversial decisions from the referee that will be debated.

  • 84'

    Offside! This could be another poor offside call from the referee. Nigeria find the goal but the flag goes up and the goal is disallowed. Two goals to be debated now to offside, score remains on 1-1.

  • 83'

    A couple of free kicks against both sides, a draw here will take Nigeria through to Cameroon.

  • 81'

    We are in the final 10 minutes of the game and Tau misses another poorly made long pass.

  • 80'

    South Africa are on the attack. They look to build but time is going against them if they are looking for a win here.

  • 76'

    Khune is down and is clutching his calf. There will be a short delay in game.

  • 76'

    A bit stop-start in the last few minutes with a couple of players going down and getting some treatment.

  • 74'

    Just over 15 minutes remain, Nigeria have a free kick on the right. They drill it in the box but Omeruo heads the ball wide of goal. It was a good chance for the visitors.

  • 71'

    Tau puts in a nice run and looks to link up with other players in the box but the defence manages to keep him quiet and clear the lines.

  • 69'

    Success is coming on for Iheanacho for Nigeria.

  • 68'

    Success is warming up on the sidelines. Nigeria with a couple of poor passes but they have a free kick.

  • 66'

    The game has slowed down in this second half even though the conditions are cooler. South Africa must attack more and try to make Nigeria work hard.

  • 64'

    The referee is having a chat with a couple of Nigerian players, making sure discipline is maintained.

  • 62'

    Lorch is coming on for Serero as South Africa make their first change.

  • 61'

    We are just over the hour mark and the second half has been a quiet one so far.

  • 59'

    Nigeria have a corner and they look to head the ball into the goal but Zwane clears it from the line. Good set piece for the visitors.

  • 56'

    Mkhize with a good run for South Africa but the pass is too heavy and it beats Mkhize to go back for a goal kick.

  • 54'

    The free kick from Kalu is too heavy and the ball goes behind the keeper for a goal kick.

  • 54'

    Another free kick to Nigeria as their number 14 is fouled. The hosts are not happy with the decision.

  • 51'

    Another tight call from the linesman and Tau is caught offside.

  • 50'

    Khune is the second most capped South African, he is on 91 caps so far.

  • 48'

    These will be cooler conditions compared to the first half as the sun goes down and shadows grow.

  • 46'

    The second half begins.

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 1-1 NIGERIA. No added time to this half and a busy half comes to an end. Nigeria took the lead with an early goal and then South Africa came back to score. Tau set it up and Mothiba scored for the hosts. It should be an exciting se

  • 43'

    Good corner from Nigeria, they look to rebuild as it is cleared. Khune makes a good save to keep the score to 1-1.

  • 40'

    We are in the final five minutes of this half and Nigeria have another corner.

  • 37'

    Nigeria are controlling the ball well and South Africa need to keep attacking. Nigeria only need a draw today to go through to Cameroon.

  • 35'

    Another corner for South Africa and they are putting all the bodies in the box for this one. It goes towards the back post, the keeper gets a hand to it, but the Nigerian defence eventually clears it.

  • 32'

    South Africa want to be a bit more attacking right now, it is a hot afternoon and they want to tire them out.

  • 30'

    We are going into the final 15 minutes of the first half and the score is 1-1.

  • 26'

    GOAL, SOUTH AFRICA, MOTHIBA! 1-1: Good attack from the hosts, they build well and then Tau creates the goal and Mothiba slots it into the goal. South Africa are level.

  • 24'

    The game has slowed down after the goal and Nigeria look a lot more settled after it.

  • 21'

    First corner for Nigeria and then the visitors look to angle the ball back into the box but Zwane pushes the ball out for another Nigerian corner.

  • 19'

    A lot of midfield play from both sides and the Nigeria switch gears and look to attack but they manage to win a corner.

  • 17'

    South Africa look to attack but Tau is caught offside and the move comes to nothing.

  • 14'

    Hlanti is brought down and South Africa will win a free kick for the challenge.

  • 12'

    Almost an immediate response from South Africa have conceding but Nigeria manage to see the threat out even after the hosts get the first corner of the game.

  • 9'

    GOAL, NIGERIA, KALU! 0-1: It looks like it took a deflection from Khune but Nigeria find their first goal from a cross from the right. Brilliant goal!

  • 7'

    Ezenwa makes a good save too as South Africa attack quickly on the counter.

  • 6'

    Save! Good save from Khune as Nigeria attack and shoot but the ball goes straight to the keeper.

  • 5'

    A free kick to Nigeria as their captain is brought down. Musa wins the free kick, but nothing comes from it.

  • 3'

    South Africa look to build but the final cross from them is too strong and Nigeria have a throw in.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! After the national anthems, the first half begins as the hosts kick us off.

  • 0'

    South Africa: Itumeleng Khune, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Sfiso Hlanti, Hlompho Kekana, Tiyani Mabunda, Themba Zwane, Thulani Serero, Lebo Mothiba, Percy Tau

  • 0'

    Nigeria: Ezenwa, Ajayi, Ekong, Balogun, Collins, Agu, Etebo, Ogu, Musa, Iwobi, Success.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the AFCON qualifier between South Africa and Nigeria from the FNB Stadium.

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  • Buhlebuyeza Wilson Mkhwanazi
  • Thulani Serero
  • Themba Zwane
  • Thamsanqa Mkhize
  • Sifiso Hlanti
  • Samuel Mabunda
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  • I. Ezenwa
  • Samuel Kalu
  • Ahmed Musa
  • Alexander Iwobi
  • John Ogu
  • Oghenekaro Etebo
  • Jamilu Collins
  • Kenneth Omeruo
  • William Ekong
  • Leon-Aderemi Balogun
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
  • Darrem Keet
  • Dino Ndlovu
  • Maliele Vincent Pule
  • Motjeka Madisha
  • Sakhile Maela
  • Teboho Mokoena
  • Thembinkosi Lorch
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