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Bafana Bafana set new unbeaten record

09:10 EAT 26/03/2017
Thulani Serero & Keegan Dolly
Bafana last lost a match in October 2015 when they went down 2-1 to Angola in the Chan qualifiers under the tutelage of former coach Shakes Mashaba

South African senior national team, Bafana Bafana, set a new unbeaten record following their 3-1 win over Guinea-Bissau in an international friendly on Saturday afternoon.

Goal from Kermit Erasmus, Percy Tau and Andile Jali were enough for Bafana to seal the win and as a result, stretched their unbeaten record to 16 in all competitions. 

Since then, they have managed to win nine matches and draw seven, one which they won on penalties against Lesotho in the Cosafa Cup

They scored a whopping 31 goals and conceded just 14 in the 16 matches. 

Bafana have surpassed their own record of 15 matches without a loss set between 1994 and 1996 when Clive Barker was still at the helm.

At the time, their unbeaten run was ended by Ruud Krol's Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations finals on home soil. A 7th-minute strike by Ahmed El-Kass in the final match of Group D saw the Pharaohs beat Bafana 1-0 at the FNB Stadium.  

Bafana however, went on to win the continental crown, beating Tunisia 2-1 in the final at the same venue.

South Africa will stretch their unbeaten record to 17 provided they avoid defeat when they face Angola at Buffalo Stadium on Tuesday night.