Bafana keep knockout hopes alive
Stuart Baxter's men needed a win in order to give themselves some hope of progression into the knockout stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Bafana Bafana beat Namibia 1-0 as Bongani Zungu took advantage of shambolic defending from a corner kick and headed home.
It was a much-improved performance from Bafana compared to the Ivory Coast defeat, and here are some statistics from the match.
Bafana dominate in attack
Against Ivory Coast Bafana failed to find the target, but against the Namibians, there was no such issue.
South Africa had seven shots on target while Namibia had just one. Of Bafana's seven shots on target, six were saves by the keeper.
Baxter men love the ball
While the scoreline might not reflect this, Bafana dominated possession. Baxter's troops enjoyed 61.1% of the ball.
They also had 695 touches while Nambia only had 482.
Zwane the pass master
Bafana's passing on the night was certainly something to behold.
They registered a pass success of 84.7% and no player on the field made more successful passes than Themba Zwane.
The 29-year-old made 54 successful passes on the night.
No love lost amongst neighbours
With the stakes so high both sides were not shying away from tackles.
Namibia committed a total of 18 fouls as they looked to stop their Southern African rivals. Bafana were guilty of eight fouls.
Namibia enjoy width
Using width was the gameplan for Brave Warriors against Bafana.
They made 13 crosses into the Bafana box and 61% of their attack came from wide positions.