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Bafana Throw Away Two-Goal Lead

2018 CHAN Qualifier Report: Bafana Bafana v Zambia 12 August 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 12, 2017 05:10 PM
2018 CHAN Qualifier
 
Result: Bafana Bafana 2-2 Zambia
 
Date: 12 August 2017
 
Venue: Buffalo City Stadium
 
Bafana Bafana let a two-goal lead slip, as they drew 2-2 with Zambia in the first leg of their 2018 CHAN qualifier.
 
Chipolopolo looked threatening in the opening exchanges of the first half, but the defence managed to hold their own.
 
After a quiet start, Bafana started to get hold of the game and held possession to their advantage going forward after the 20-minute mark,
 
In the 30th minute Dumisani Zuma was fouled on the edge of the box and Gift Motupa forced a corner from the free-kick.
 
Bafana broke the deadlock in the 30th minute as Gift Motupa punished the Zambia defence to poke home the opening goal from close range, 1-0.
 
The match went into the half-time break with Stuart Baxter's charges enjoying a slender one-goal lead.
 
Bafana struggled in the opening exchanges of the game but settled down after a quarter of the half and started to play with confidence.
 
Booysen made it 2-0 for Bafana after 51 minutes in almost a similar move that produced the first goal.
 
Martin Phiri pulled one goal back for Chipolopolo a few minutes later. Phiri reduced the deficit with a diving header from 12-yards over the goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma.
 
The tempo of the match started to slow down after 65 minutes as both teams were cancelling each other in the middle of the field.
 
Bafana endured a nervy final few minutes after Tercious Malepe was sent off for picking up his second yellow card of the game.
 
Zambia's pressure paid off , as Augustine Mulenga volleyed home a fine effort from the edge of the area to ensure the match ended all square.
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Bafana XI: Bvuma (GK), Mbekile, Malepe, Booysen (c), Mthethwa, Kumalo, Shongwe, Webber, Moon, Zuma, Motupa.
 


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AseniSJ Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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AseniSJ Aug 13, 2017 11:02 AM
Their were leading 2:0 yho
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Faysal Aug 13, 2017 07:14 AM
Typical
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@McCoora Aug 13, 2017 05:23 AM
R5000 goalie
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@McCoora Aug 13, 2017 05:21 AM
Mxm weak Zambia,draw with our 4th team,lol who is Motupa to run riot,cow of note
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Iminald Khosified Aug 12, 2017 11:16 PM
They won't come alive in Zambia
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Zakhelema Aug 12, 2017 11:00 PM
shem it will b difficult at Zambia
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Otee9 Aug 12, 2017 10:28 PM
Mxm
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juju banned lwandle hater Aug 12, 2017 10:25 PM
mxm
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Danko Aug 12, 2017 09:44 PM
I DIDNT EVEN KNOW THEY WERE PLAYING
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KaRuRu Aug 12, 2017 09:31 PM
They have to win one nil away....
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 12, 2017 08:49 PM
One slice of bread is better than nothing
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Matayitayi Aug 12, 2017 08:29 PM
Mbekile won't play tomorrow OK
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King_YaYa13 Aug 12, 2017 08:04 PM
Mmmm i doubt they will come back in Zambia
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JingleBells Mosimane Aug 12, 2017 07:24 PM
Editor wats wrong with u...the whole day u didn't bring any juicy news from Chloorkop...I need value for my money editor plz
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just07 Aug 12, 2017 06:37 PM
Yhoo this is too bad if u can ask me, but on the other side the guys have tried their best but it wasn't to be. It's gonna be very difficult for them in Zambia for the return match that's all I know.
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JingleBells Mosimane Aug 12, 2017 06:29 PM
Mxm this bvuma of kaizer chiefs knows NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING about organising defence
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JingleBells Mosimane Aug 12, 2017 06:27 PM
Mxm I was expecting something worse than a draw with kaizer chiefs players in that line up
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NHLANHLA1 Aug 12, 2017 06:21 PM
@indidane that's the reason why he is earning R5000 but that boy will rise like it or not.
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Bragibbz Aug 12, 2017 06:21 PM
2 up and let that go away our deffence why is always poor hey#jingling
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NHLANHLA1 Aug 12, 2017 06:18 PM
Mxm

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