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WC Qualification Africa

  • 08 June 2013
  • • 16:00
  • • Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé
  • Referee: W. Agbovi
  • • Attendance: 7000
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  • South Africa will be buoyed by their convincing performance this afternoon and face Ethiopia in their next World Cup qualifer. The potential six-pointer will be played at altitude and should prove to be Gordon Igesund's greatest test in his attempts to gain a spot in the next round of qualification. Thanks for joining Goal South Africa for this LIVE game. Stay tuned for all the reaction.
  • 90' + 5'
    The game is over in Cameroon and South Africa win 3-0! A fantastic result for the visitors, while CAR's hopes of World Cup qualification has been dented by this loss.
  • 90' + 1'
    GOAL!! BAFANA!! Katlego Mashego seals the win with a diving header after Manyisa brushed past a CAR defender and chipped a pinpoint cross into Mashego's path.
  • 90'
    GoalKatlego Mashego
  • 90'
    South Africa are minutes away from their first win away from home since 2005 in World Cup qualification. Five minutes to be added on in Yauonde.
  • 87'
    Break in play due to an injury to a CAR player. Once restarted CAR try to find a way past Matoho, but the Tower's presence means Yamissi's shot is low and ineffective.
  • 84'
    CAR earn a corner but South Africa clear once again. Substitute Ntshumayelo looks confident when surging forward but his misplaced pass can't find Mashego.
  • 82'
    The game seems to be leading towards an inevitable conclusion as CAR seem unable to find a way past South Africa's committed defensive force.
  • 80'
    Yellow CardEloge Enza Yamissi
  • 80'
    SubstitutionMay Siphiwe Mahlangu Thandani Ntshumayelo
  • 80'
    Enza Yammissi is yellow carded after a challenge of Furman, while Mahlangu is off for Ntshumayelo.
  • 78'
    SubstitutionNicaise Ozingoni Moussa Limane
  • 78'
    Limane is on for Zimbori, who is being taken to hospital after being stretchered off five minutes ago.
  • 76'
    South Africa continue to look composed in defence and are being helped out by their midifield duo of Furman and Letsholonyane. Mashego is caught offside during a foray into CAR's box. 
  • 73'
    Manyisa tries from range with a really poor attempt which rolls out for a goal kick. Meanwhile Zimbori is on the floor and looks to be stretchered off.
  • 70'
    A corner for CAR is cleared by Khune, who tries to unleash Manyisa down the left side of midfield. But Manyisa is pulled to the floor by a CAR defender in a rather aggressive challenge.
  • 68'
    Mashego is booked for a late, high challenge which looked dangerous.
  • 67'
    Yellow CardKatlego Mashego
  • 67'
    SubstitutionA. Dertin G. Kago
  • 66'
    South Africa looking comfortable in defence out there as CAR struggle to put together incisive passages of play.
  • 64'
    Great grab from Khune as CAR look to attack down the left flank and Anzite sends in a cross.
  • 63'
    SubstitutionBernard Melvin Parker Katlego Mashego
  • 63'
    Mashego is on for Parker, whose 14th goal for South Africa put them into the lead this afternoon.
  • 62'
    Dean Furman shows no mercy with a strong challenge, which results in a chance for CAR as Momi volleys towards goal.
  • 59'
    Rantie has been replaced by Oupa Manyisa and it looks as if he is carrying an injury as his knee is being strapped.
  • 58'
    Parker sends in a promising delivery towards Tshabalala at the far post, but it eludes his teammate by inches as South Africa win a throw-in deep in CAR's half.
  • 57'
    SubstitutionTokelo Anthony Rantie O. Manyisa
  • 56'
    South Africa have loaded the midfield and are focusing on playing a counter-attacking game, as CAR control possession.
  • 54'
    SubstitutionRomaric Lignanzi Thérence Kéthévoama
  • 53'
    Kethovoame fails to control another delightful chip from Momi and Khune secures possession for South Africa in their box with a reaction catch.
  • 51'
    Yellow CardF. Anzité
  • 51'
    A yellow card for Anzite after his strong challenge felled Tshabalala. Nunes steps up to take the free kick which he sends straight into Youga's hands.
  • 49'
    PARKER!! An exchange of passes almost results in a second for the striker, whose low drive is well saved by Youga.
  • 49'
    Chance for CAR!! Seconds after Parker's attempt a low cross from Mome almost finds a sprawling Kethovoame but Khune holds onto the ball. The slightest of touches would have resulted in a goal for CAR.
  • 47'
    A CAR free kick is floated into the area and Khune holds on well under pressure.
  • 45'
    The second half kicks off in Cameroon! South Africa get us underway.
  • Tshabalala has been the star player this afternoon for Bafana Bafana. His through-ball provided Parker with the chance to open the scoring and his impeccable goal doubled the lead.
  • 45' + 3'
    Half time in Yauonde! South Africa look likely to claim the three points today after taking a two goal lead. But 45 minutes still remain in Cameroon and CAR will go down fighting.
  • 45' + 1'
    Rantie is caught offside with another break. The CAR defence looks completely disjointed out there at times.
  • 44'
    CAR are looking shocked by the score and are looking to find some control through a spate of possession.
  • 42'
    GOAL!!!! SOUTH AFRICA!! Tshabalala ends a destructive move from the visitors after some slick interplay between Rantie and the eventual goalscorer, who rounds the keeper and buries the ball into the back of the net. Majestic football from South Africa.
  • 41'
    GoalLawrence Siphiwe Tshabalala
  • 39'
    We're moving to the close of the first half in Yauonde, as Bafana threaten down the left flank via Nunes.
  • 29'
    South Africa will need to kill off this game, as CAR have looked dangerous on the ball and have had the majority of momentum this half. Three points is vital this afternoon, as Ethiopia have beaten Botswana at home and top the group.
  • 26'
    GoalBernard Melvin Parker
  • 26'
    GOAL!! PARKER SCORES! South Africa score in Cameroon! The striker has given Bafana Bafana a vital lead in Yauonde. After settling the early nerves, South Africa has taken one of their first chances to go ahead this afternoon.
  • 23'
    Yellow CardKleitao
  • 23'
    CAR has had a poor run away from home during this World Cup qualification campaign, but have not conceded as yet in Cameroon.
  • 20'
    Twenty minutes gone and neither side has been able to dominate the game as yet. South Africa will need to focus on playing to their strengths with positive intent.
  • 15'
    Ethiopia are leading Botswana 2-0 in another vital match in this World Cup qualification group. South Africa will be under pressure to win this afternoon.
  • 11'
    CAR come close! The "home" side almost open the scoring after the assistant referee ignored a blatant offside.
  • 8'
    Neither side has been able to carve out a chance yet in Yauonde as the game remains 0-0.
  • 5'
    The game is five minutes in and the score is still 0-0.
  • 1'
    Here we go! The game is underway in Cameroon.
  • We're moments away from kickoff. A small crowd is present at the neutral venue in Cameroon.
  • The team's are lined up for the national anthems and the game will be underway in under 10 minutes. Stay with Goal for all the action!
  • CAR starting XI: Ezzoat; Yamissi, Kethevoama, Kossingou, Anzite, Momi, Keita, Zimbori, Lignanzi, Youga, Dertin
  • South Africa starting XI: Itumeleng Khune, Thabo Nthethe, Ricardo Nunes, Anele Ngcongca, Eric Mathoho, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Dean Furman, May Mahlangu, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Bernard Parker, Tokelo Rantie
  • 15 minutes to kickoff in Cameroon! Here is Bafana Bafana's starting lineup for this afternoon.
  • Bafana Bafana beat CAR 2-0 in their last meeting, but could have scored 10 in a dominant performance. Gordon Igesund will want a similar performance from his charges this afternoon. However, CAR have nothing to lose and will want to defy their underdog tags and perform with pride during what should have been their home fixture.
  • Here we go! The game is underway in Cameroon.
  • Welcome to Goal South Africa's LIVE coverage of Bafana Bafana versus Central African Republic. My name is Daniel Eslick and I will be taking you through all the action of this afternoon's vital World Cup Qualifier in Cameroon. South Africa have been beset by injuries in the last fortnight and will need to muster a strong away performance in order to beat Les Fauvres this afternoon.