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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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Makarina Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Makarina Aug 12, 2017 06:09 PM
Bashimane Bashimane, Makhwenkwe Makhwenkwe; Bashimane Bashimane, Makhwenkwe Makhwenkwe.
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Mxolisingongoma Aug 12, 2017 06:06 PM
I sow this coming & the likes of Malepe are busy collecting red cards instead of defending the lead
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Fisto vs starless idiots Aug 12, 2017 06:04 PM
Bunch of useless frogs like senior team
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Mr_Down Joined: 26 Oct 2016
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Mr_Down Aug 12, 2017 06:02 PM
eish this C Team madoda, pure cows, i blame the keeper, nxa
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Aug 12, 2017 06:02 PM
@Thierry Henry who asked you which team you support ? this chiefs keeper cost the whole country a game and all you say is im a pirates fan ? nxa
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indidane Aug 12, 2017 05:58 PM
What dd u expect from R 5000 Bvuma ...mxxcm
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Maxidoo Aug 12, 2017 05:43 PM
Another mxm
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Thierry Henry Aug 12, 2017 05:40 PM
I'm a Pirates fan but please guys let's not let's not blame the goalkeeper for this
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Thierry Henry Aug 12, 2017 05:40 PM
I'm a Pirates fan but please guys let's not let's not blame the goalkeeper for this
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mosville Aug 12, 2017 05:37 PM
Useless cows
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Tsotso Ngele Aug 12, 2017 05:33 PM
I salute our coach the guy is having a heart of steel though im not happy by the results but bcz i know the situation he has been facing to hv the players i fairly accept the draw.Its only quality that brings results and the time they had with the coach was little to understand hz playing philosophy,hopingly they wl improve in Zambia
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musicman Aug 12, 2017 05:27 PM
No guys lps do not blame Goalkeeper the whole team is very weak
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musicman Aug 12, 2017 05:24 PM
Eish drew again
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chiefs is useless Joined: 11 Jul 2016
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chiefs is useless Aug 12, 2017 05:24 PM
Only if they had a Goalkeeper the score would have been different ..nxa this chifes guy is stupid
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indidane Joined: 12 Jan 2011
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indidane Aug 12, 2017 05:20 PM
R5 000 Chips keeper, threw it away ..kikikiki
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McCKHOSI Aug 12, 2017 05:19 PM
Defense needs alot of work
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Isco the proudly dawana African kings Joined: 09 Aug 2017
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Mxm cow banana banana is a very weak side with sufficient resources to prosper in the world,but stupid ever
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Sir A one Aug 12, 2017 05:14 PM
They won't make it to chan Finals
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Mphozana_808 Aug 12, 2017 05:13 PM
Mxm mxm.....
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Mphozana_808 Aug 12, 2017 05:13 PM
Mxm mxm.....

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