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As it happened: Bafana Bafana 0-2 Senegal

2017-11-10 18:31
Last Updated at 14:32
10 Nov 21:22

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10 Nov 21:20
10 Nov 21:19

Stuart Baxter: "It's difficult for the whole squad and probably the whole country as well. We dragged ourselves back after two poor performances against Cape Verde."

"I thought the performance in the first half was amazing because I thought we were better than them but we went in 2-0 down. We had to work for everything and missed our chances."

"All that talk though means nothing because they beat us 2-0 and they go to Russia. The fact that we had more possession doesn't impress me at all, it's about scoring goals."

"I thought the performance in the first half was amazing because I thought we were better than them but we went in 2-0 down. We had to work for everything and missed our chances."

"My mandate was never about making it to the World Cup it was about progress and in this short time we've made progress. I don't think that Senegal or Nigeria are much better than us. With the backing of everyone we can move our football forward."

10 Nov 21:07
Sadio Mane: "It wasn't an easy game for us but we kept pushing, kept believing. After going two goals up the coach urged us to keep pushing because a World Cup is a dream for any player."
10 Nov 21:02
Man of the Match: Sadio Mane
10 Nov 20:59

FULL-TIME: South Africa 0-2 Senegal

Disappointment for Bafana Bafana as Senegal qualify for the 2018 Soccer World Cup.

10 Nov 20:55
91' Senegal win a free-kick in a dangerous area to the left of Khune's post as Konate's effort kisses the woodwork.
10 Nov 20:54
90' The fourth official signals 3 minutes of added time will be played.
10 Nov 20:53
89' Senegal almost score a third on the counter but Khune does well to rush out and safely gather.
10 Nov 20:44
80' We move into the final ten minutes of this encounter with Bafana Bafana led by Percy Tau still go in search of a goal.
10 Nov 20:41
77' Senegal make their first change as Moses Konate comes on for Sakho.
10 Nov 20:37
72' Mane breaks down the right and whips in a dangerous cross but Mkhize does well in cover defence to get a head to the ball.
10 Nov 20:33
68' The crowd gets to their feet as Siphiwe Tshabalala replaces Themba Zwane.
10 Nov 20:31
66' Another chance for Bafana as Tau forces Ndiaye into a save from close-range but the linesman raises his flag for offside.
10 Nov 20:30
64' Mane almost catches Bafana again on the counter but a poor first touch allows Khune to collect the loose ball.
10 Nov 20:28
63' Zwane with an excellent chance on the edge of the box but his effort is just deflected for a corner.
10 Nov 20:27
62' Stuart Baxter makes his first change as Andile Jali replaces Lebo Manyama.
10 Nov 20:22
57' Tau does well to get in behind the opposition defence with their crowd rising to their feet, but Senegal do well to recover and snuff out the danger.
10 Nov 20:21
56' Excellent intricate build-up play by Vila and Tau with the former hitting his shot straight at the Senegal goalkeeper. Bafana just can;t seem to convert their chances.
10 Nov 20:19
54' Vilakazi tries his luck from range but hits it high and wide of the target.
10 Nov 20:16
52' Manyama wins a free-kick outside the Senegal defence but Hlanti hits his resulting shot straight at the wall.
10 Nov 20:15
50' Vilakazi puts a deep cross into the box from the right back Hlanti miscues his first-time shot at the back post.
10 Nov 20:12
47' Mkhize and Vilakazi combining well down the right working the ball inside the Senegal box with the defence just holding out to clear the ball for a corner.
10 Nov 20:09
46' We're back underway with Baxter's men looking for an early goal to turn things around.
10 Nov 19:55
45' HALF-TIME: Sadio Mane instrumental in both goals as Bafana Bafana find themselves trailing by two goals against the run of play.
10 Nov 19:53
45' The fourth official signals 1 minute of added time will be played.
10 Nov 19:52
44' Bafana win a free-kick in a dangerous area and Manyama forces the goalkeeper to tip his effort over the bar.
10 Nov 19:47
37' Thamsanqa Mkhize unbelievably unlucky as he puts the ball into his own net after Sadio Mane again punished the Bafana defence on a devastating counter.
10 Nov 19:46
37' Goal Senegal!
10 Nov 19:44
35' Sane wins a corner from the resulting free-kick but Bafana manage to clear the resulting danger.
10 Nov 19:42
33' Goalscorer Diafra Sakho wins a free-kick for Senegal with what looks like a dive before Mane gets booked for some verbals with the referee.
10 Nov 19:38
30' Dominating display by Bafana despite being a goal down as they're throwing everything now at the Sebegal defence with the home crowd right behind the team.
10 Nov 19:37
28' Lebo Manyama hits the crossbar with the Senegal goalkeeper Ndiaye well beaten.
10 Nov 19:34
25' Bafana really turning it on now as they pile on the pressure on the Senegal defence with their fluid build up play.
10 Nov 19:33
24' Best chance of the game for Bafana as Zwane warms the hands of the Senegal goalkeeper who parries the ball straight to Tau who can't sort his feet out to get a shot in at goal.
  • FULL TIME: Senegal hold on to their two goal cushion to secure passage to Russia, with the help of their star Sadio Mane. Bafana Bafana can only ask themselves how they failed to score. Thank you for joining us.


  • Thamsanqa Mkhize gives away a reckless free kick and Bafana Bafana survives.

  • 90'

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

  • 88'

    Time is running out for Bafana Bafana now and Russia seems a dream for now.

  • 85'

    Furman has had a good game for Bafana Bafana this evening.

  • 83'

    Grobler now comes on for Sibusiso Vilakazi.

  • 81'

    Furman shoots but it is well wide!

  • 80'

    Bafana Bafana have had plenty of opportunities and they only have themselves to blame for being in this position.

  • 78'

    Konate is now on for Sakho, as Senegal make a change.

  • 76'

    Mane is now causing a stir again.

  • 75'

    Mane runs into space on the right and his cross cause some difficulty for the Bafana Bafana defenders.

  • 73'

    Gould is now Yellow Carded for a cynical offence.

  • 71'

    Tshabalala fails to reach the ball. He insisted on using his left foot, when the right foot was the best one to use. That may have been close.

  • 69'

    Siphiwe Tshabalala is now on for Zwane.

  • 66'

    Missed! Tau keeps the pressure going, but again they miss the target!

  • 65'

    Bafana Bafana still have plenty of chances but somehow they seem to be panicking.

  • 63'

    Bafana Bafana now make a substitution and Manyama is off for Jali.

  • 62'

    Mane takes a free kick, but again he fails to find the target.

  • 60'

    When will Bafana Bafana be able to make the breakthrough?

  • 57'

    SAVED! Again the Senegal keeper, keep the ball out of the goal after a shot by Vilakazi. WOW!

  • 55'

    Mane takes another corner for Senegal, but it fails to find the target.

  • 53'

    Manyama is fouled again and Bafana Bafana have another free kick in a good position, but again it is wasted.

  • 52'

    Bafana Bafana continue to launch attack after attack, but they need to convert soon!

  • 48'

    Bafana Bafana win a corner and Tau takes it. It amounts to nothing and is well cleared.

  • 46'

    Kick off! We are underway in the second half and Bafana Bafana need to step up to the plate.

  • 41'

    That goal was also as a result of a Bafana Bafana defender Daniels, who went down after being beaten and when the referee did not award the foul, he was suddenly up. That cost Bafana Bafana.

  • Senegal lead by two goals at the break despite having only had 35% of the possession. They had two opportunities and they made them pay and on both occasions, Sadio Mane was involved.


  • 45'

    Manyama takes another free kick and again Bafana Bafana is denied with an excellent save by the Senegal keeper.

  • 38'

    GOAL, SENEGAL,MKHIZE(OG)! That may go down as an own goal but the credit will go to Sadio Mane, for being far too smart.

  • 37'

    Mane takes another corner for Senegal, but Bafana Bafana just manage to get it away.

  • 35'

    YELLOW CARD, SENEGAL,MANE! Senegal have a free kick in a dangerous position, after a dive by Sakho! Mane is then booked for questioning the referee.

  • 32'

    It has been all Bafana Bafana since that first goal.

  • 30'

    SAVED! NDiaye saves another! this time a spectacular dive from the keeper keeps Manyama out of the game.

  • 25'

    The first serious effort on the Senegal goal is eventually cleared after a rebound, but this will be seen as an opportunity missed by Bafana Bafana.

  • 27'

    NDiaye saved his team after a good effort by Zwane. If that shot was lower there may have been a goal.

  • 22'

    Bafana Bafana win a free kick after a foul by the Senegal Captain. The Manyama kick is blocked.

  • 21'

    Dean Furman has a shot at goal after a long throw, but it hits a brick wall.

  • 18'

    Mane is now looking more dangerous by the minute. Watch out Bafana Bafana.

  • 16'

    Bafana Bafana attack but a cool Senegal defence ensure that they have it under control.

  • 15'

    Until that pass Mane has been very very quiet.

  • 12'

    GOAL, SENEGAL, SAKHO! Sadio Mane rolls a perfect pass after a good run into the gap for Sakho, to score an easy goal. Well done Mane!

  • 13'


  • 11'

    That first touch by Khune was an important one.

  • 9'

    Senegal win the first corner and it is taken by Mane. Khune does well to punch it out.

  • 8'

    Bafana Bafana have a free kick and Tau takes it. It is defended well by Senegal.

  • 7'

    It has been a stop start affair thus far, with nerves playing a big role at the moment.

  • 4'

    The first attack come from Bafana Bafana, as Sibusiso Vilakazi finds Percy Tau near the box, but they fail to control it.

  • 3'

    A very physical start from Senegal, as they use their size to make their presence felt.

  • 1'

    Kick off! We are off in this crucial game in Polokwane.

  • 0'

    It is now time for the National Anthems.

  • 0'

    Both teams are out on the field now.

  • 0'

    We have a sell out crowd here in Polokwane.

  • 0'

    Sadio Mane is making his 50th appearance for Senegal this evening.

  • 0'

    Team Senegal: Ndiaye, Sane, Koulibaly, Sakho, Kouyate, Niang, Mane, Gueye, Ndoye, Sabaly, Gassama.

  • 0'

    Itumeleng Khune will lead Bafana Bafana and will play with a protective facial mask after picking up a facial injury last week.

  • 0'

    Team South Africa substitutes: Wayne Sandilands, Ronwen Williams, Motjeka Madisha, Tebogo Langerman, Eric Mathoho, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Phakamani Mahlambi, Tiyani Mabunda, Keagan Dolly, Bradley Grobler.

  • 0'

    Team South Africa: Itumeleng Khune, Clayton Daniels, Morgan Gould, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Sifiso Hlanti, Dean Furman, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Lebogang Manyama, Themba Zwane, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Percy Tau.

  • 0'

    Thulani Hlatshwayo was expected to play after having recovered from injury, but the Bafana Bafana coach did not believe that his Captain was 100% fit to start this evening.

  • 0'

    Bafana Bafana will be up against a star studded team, which include the likes of Liverpool striker Sadio Mane and Keita Balde from Monaco.

  • 0'

    This is a must win situation for Bafana Bafana if they have any hope of qualifying for Russia 2018, while a draw may well be enough to send the Lions of Teranga through.

  • 0'

    Senegal is the only undefeated team in Group D with 8 points from four games, while the hosts are at the bottom with four points from the same number of games.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this important World Cup Qualifying match between South Africa and Senegal, from the Peter Mokaba Stadium, in Polokwane.

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South Africa Senegal
  • 0 Goals 2
    • 12' D Sakho
    • 38' Thamsanqa Mkhize
  • 2 Yellow Cards 1
    • 61' Sifiso Hlanti
    • 73' Morgan Gould
    • 35' S Mane
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Lebogang Manyama
  • Thamsanqa Mkhize
  • Percy Tau
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • Themba Zwane
  • Itumeleng Khune
  • Clayton Daniels
  • Morgan Gould
  • Sifiso Hlanti
  • Dean Furman
  • Kamohelo Mokotjo
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  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
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  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
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  • Papa Alioune Ndiaye
  • Lamine Gassama
  • R Sabaly
  • Cheikh Ndoye
  • I Gueye
  • S Mane
  • M Niang
  • C Kouyate
  • D Sakho
  • K Koulibaly
  • D Sane
  • A Jali
  • Bruce Grobbelaar
  • Siphwe Tshabalala
  • Motjeka Madisha
  • Erick Mathoho
  • Dino Ndlovu
  • Ronwen Williams
  • 0
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  • M Konate
  • A Ndiaye
  • Moussa Sow
  • Fallou Diagne
  • A Diousse
  • A Gomis
  • P Ndiaye

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