EXTRA TIME: How South Africa's football fraternity reacted to Bafana failure in Seychelles

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To the surprise of many pundits, Bafana Bafana failed to score a goal against minnows Seychelles on Tuesday afternoon

The South African national team drew 0-0 against Seychelles in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

This result sees them lose the top position in their group to Nigeria who beat Libya 3-2 away from home in the evening.

Even though Bafana Bafana beat Nigeria in the first qualifier and even though they're still unbeaten, the Super Eagles have overtaken them. This is because South Africa failed to take advantage of opportunities presented to them in the group so far. 

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They had an ideal opportunity to open up a gap when they hosted Libya recently, but also drew that game 0-0. After beating Seychelles 6-0 in South Africa, the media expected another easy victory. With Bafana Bafana only getting four points in their matches against Seychelles, it's allowed Libya a chance to get back in contention. 

Ultimately, Bafana may be under pressure when they visit Libya where they will probably need to avoid defeat to qualify for the 2019 Afcon.

This is how the football fraternity, including members of the media reacted to the poor result against Seychelles.

 

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