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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
"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."
"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."
FULL-TIME: South Africa 0-2 Senegal
Disappointment for Bafana Bafana as Senegal qualify for the 2018 Soccer World Cup.
90'+2 Bafana Bafana - Senegal 0-2: Substitution for Senegal. Ciss on Niang off.— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) November 10, 2017
90'+2 Bafana Bafana - Senegal 0-2: Substitution for Senegal. Ciss on Niang off.
85' Bafana Bafana - Senegal 0-2: Substitution for Senegal. Ndiaye Momar on Kouyate off.— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) November 10, 2017
85' Bafana Bafana - Senegal 0-2: Substitution for Senegal. Ndiaye Momar on Kouyate off.
But the disappointment is real #BafanaBafana— Jimmy Bond (@1CraigS) November 10, 2017
But the disappointment is real #BafanaBafana
83' Bafana Bafana - Senegal 0-2: Substitution for @bafanabafana. Grobler on VILAKAZI off. pic.twitter.com/Sz8M13EDOl— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) November 10, 2017
83' Bafana Bafana - Senegal 0-2: Substitution for @bafanabafana. Grobler on VILAKAZI off. pic.twitter.com/Sz8M13EDOl
Sibusiso Vilakazi and Itumeleng Khune are our best players tonight!!! #BafanaBafana's defense leaves a lot to be desired! #RSAvSEN— Sphamandla Ngwenya (@Cpha_Croc) November 10, 2017
Sibusiso Vilakazi and Itumeleng Khune are our best players tonight!!! #BafanaBafana's defense leaves a lot to be desired! #RSAvSEN
73' Bafana Bafana - Senegal 0-2: Yellow card for Gould (@bafanabafana). pic.twitter.com/jieoclxKlE— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) November 10, 2017
73' Bafana Bafana - Senegal 0-2: Yellow card for Gould (@bafanabafana). pic.twitter.com/jieoclxKlE
69' Bafana Bafana - Senegal 0-2: Substitution for @bafanabafana. TSHABALALA on ZWANE off. pic.twitter.com/1yq2NZEpCM— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) November 10, 2017
69' Bafana Bafana - Senegal 0-2: Substitution for @bafanabafana. TSHABALALA on ZWANE off. pic.twitter.com/1yq2NZEpCM
C'mon #BafanaBafana!! Make SA proud.. #Russia2018— Prajay Bhana (@prajaybhana) November 10, 2017
C'mon #BafanaBafana!! Make SA proud.. #Russia2018
.@BafanaBafana 0-2 Senegal Possession: Bafana 64% - 36% Senegalhttps://t.co/mNkwjLi17y pic.twitter.com/P5Efw9XqfJ— Sport24News (@Sport24news) November 10, 2017
.@BafanaBafana 0-2 Senegal Possession: Bafana 64% - 36% Senegalhttps://t.co/mNkwjLi17y pic.twitter.com/P5Efw9XqfJ
Very interesting first half where South Africa called the shots but they find themselves trailing 2-0 at half… https://t.co/mCQazeu8a4— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) November 10, 2017
Very interesting first half where South Africa called the shots but they find themselves trailing 2-0 at half… https://t.co/mCQazeu8a4
#WCQ | HT????South Africa 0-2 Senegal????@iamdiafrasakho strike & Mkhize own goal see visitors within 45 mins of Russiahttps://t.co/SpQDWJq93q pic.twitter.com/n55ph5hprP— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 10, 2017
#WCQ | HT????South Africa 0-2 Senegal????@iamdiafrasakho strike & Mkhize own goal see visitors within 45 mins of Russiahttps://t.co/SpQDWJq93q pic.twitter.com/n55ph5hprP
pic.twitter.com/xaj1uRqIXq— Benedict Chanakira (@bchanakira2) November 10, 2017
The football Gods have really turned their backs on us #BafanaBafana #Russia2018— Mandla Makhubela (@Supaguluva_) November 10, 2017
The football Gods have really turned their backs on us #BafanaBafana #Russia2018
#BafanaBafana man this sucks. Playing so well but unfortunately goals are lacking. Senegalese counter attacks are potent.— Wesley Keet (@WesleyOnKeys) November 10, 2017
#BafanaBafana man this sucks. Playing so well but unfortunately goals are lacking. Senegalese counter attacks are potent.
@moflavadj @robertmarawa #BafanaBafana is looking pretty well.@de4no22 is on beast mode yoh.only thing we need is goals— Samuel masoga (@samuelmasoga000) November 10, 2017
@moflavadj @robertmarawa #BafanaBafana is looking pretty well.@de4no22 is on beast mode yoh.only thing we need is goals
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.
FULL TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 0-2 SENEGAL.
Thamsanqa Mkhize gives away a reckless free kick and Bafana Bafana survives.
We will have three minutes of time added on for stoppages.
Time is running out for Bafana Bafana now and Russia seems a dream for now.
Furman has had a good game for Bafana Bafana this evening.
Grobler now comes on for Sibusiso Vilakazi.
Furman shoots but it is well wide!
Bafana Bafana have had plenty of opportunities and they only have themselves to blame for being in this position.
Konate is now on for Sakho, as Senegal make a change.
Mane is now causing a stir again.
Mane runs into space on the right and his cross cause some difficulty for the Bafana Bafana defenders.
Gould is now Yellow Carded for a cynical offence.
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.
Siphiwe Tshabalala is now on for Zwane.
Missed! Tau keeps the pressure going, but again they miss the target!
Bafana Bafana still have plenty of chances but somehow they seem to be panicking.
Bafana Bafana now make a substitution and Manyama is off for Jali.
Mane takes a free kick, but again he fails to find the target.
When will Bafana Bafana be able to make the breakthrough?
SAVED! Again the Senegal keeper, keep the ball out of the goal after a shot by Vilakazi. WOW!
Mane takes another corner for Senegal, but it fails to find the target.
Manyama is fouled again and Bafana Bafana have another free kick in a good position, but again it is wasted.
Bafana Bafana continue to launch attack after attack, but they need to convert soon!
Bafana Bafana win a corner and Tau takes it. It amounts to nothing and is well cleared.
Kick off! We are underway in the second half and Bafana Bafana need to step up to the plate.
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.
HALF TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 0-2 SENEGAL.
Manyama takes another free kick and again Bafana Bafana is denied with an excellent save by the Senegal keeper.
That may go down as an own goal but the credit will go to Sadio Mane, for being far too smart.
Mane takes another corner for Senegal, but Bafana Bafana just manage to get it away.
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.
It has been all Bafana Bafana since that first goal.
SAVED! NDiaye saves another! this time a spectacular dive from the keeper keeps Manyama out of the game.
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.
NDiaye saved his team after a good effort by Zwane. If that shot was lower there may have been a goal.
Bafana Bafana win a free kick after a foul by the Senegal Captain. The Manyama kick is blocked.
Dean Furman has a shot at goal after a long throw, but it hits a brick wall.
Mane is now looking more dangerous by the minute. Watch out Bafana Bafana.
Bafana Bafana attack but a cool Senegal defence ensure that they have it under control.
Until that pass Mane has been very very quiet.
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!
SOUTH AFRICA 0-1 SENEGAL.
That first touch by Khune was an important one.
Senegal win the first corner and it is taken by Mane. Khune does well to punch it out.
Bafana Bafana have a free kick and Tau takes it. It is defended well by Senegal.
It has been a stop start affair thus far, with nerves playing a big role at the moment.
The first attack come from Bafana Bafana, as Sibusiso Vilakazi finds Percy Tau near the box, but they fail to control it.
A very physical start from Senegal, as they use their size to make their presence felt.
Kick off! We are off in this crucial game in Polokwane.
It is now time for the National Anthems.
Both teams are out on the field now.
We have a sell out crowd here in Polokwane.
Sadio Mane is making his 50th appearance for Senegal this evening.
Team Senegal: Ndiaye, Sane, Koulibaly, Sakho, Kouyate, Niang, Mane, Gueye, Ndoye, Sabaly, Gassama.
Itumeleng Khune will lead Bafana Bafana and will play with a protective facial mask after picking up a facial injury last week.
Team South Africa substitutes: Wayne Sandilands, Ronwen Williams, Motjeka Madisha, Tebogo Langerman, Eric Mathoho, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Phakamani Mahlambi, Tiyani Mabunda, Keagan Dolly, Bradley Grobler.
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.
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.
Bafana Bafana will be up against a star studded team, which include the likes of Liverpool striker Sadio Mane and Keita Balde from Monaco.
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.
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.
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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