Pitso Mosimane's troops and Sierra Leone went into this match knowing that they had to give nothing away to better their qualifying chances of the 2012 continental showpiece after receiving the news that Niger thumped group favorites Egypt 1-0.
Bafana Bafana are now in a comfortable position in the group as they are on four points and African champions Egypt's slip up in Niamey opened the group even wider and makes it more competitive than it was originally on paper.
Coach Mosimane made one change in the team that beat Niger in the last game. This saw Teko Modise taking the place of injured Steven Pienaar in midfield and the match went to half time with scores tied at zero after the home team and their partizan crowd did what they could to catch the Bafana out.
The second half followed in a similar manner, and despite Sierra Leone having a fair share of possession, the South African defence stood strong and the game ended goalless.
After this weekend’s matches South Africa lead the Group G standings with four points while and Sierra Leone have two draws to their name.
Niger jumped to second after today’s win which sees Egypt now stuck rock bottom with just a single point which they secured from another disappointing draw against Sierra Leone.