Chiefs Striker On Target As Bafana Progress In CHAN Qualifiers
2018 CHAN Qualifier Report: Bafana Bafana v Botswana 22 July 2017
2018 African Nations Championship Qualifier
Result: South Africa 1-0 Botswana (3-0 on aggregate)
Date: 22 July 2017
Venue: Moruleng Stadium
Kaizer Chiefs striker, Ryan Moon scored the only goal of the game to hand Bafana Bafana a 1-0 win over Botswana and secured progression to the next round of 2018 CHAN qualifiers.
The South Africans headed into the encounter with a two-goal advantage from the first leg in Botswana last weekend.
Bafana opened the scoring after just 13 minutes, as Ryan Moon bagged his second of the tie with Sipho Mbule picking up the assist.
The hosts continued to threaten and nearly doubled their lead minutes later, but Masule was on hand to deny Moon his second goal.
It proved to be a quiet opening half for the Bafana defence and goalkeeper, Boalefa Pule as they went into the halftime break with the one-goal advantage.
The visitors started enjoy more of the ball upon resumption in the second half, as they looked to reduced the aggregate scoreline.
Baxter opted for a change after 68 minutes with Botswana dominating, as Michael Morton replaced Siphelele Ntshangase.
The hosts were forced into a change after 75 minutes as Mothobi Mvala was taken off due to injury. He was replaced by Sandile Mthethwa.
Botswana pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages of the encounter, but Bafana managed to hold out and claimed a 3-0 aggregate win.
Here's how they lined up:
Bafana: Pule, Nhlapo, Malepe, Mvala, Booysen (c), Kumalo, Mbule, Moon, Alexander, Ntshangase, Ntuli.