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Moon & Motupa Lead Bafana To Victory In Botswana

2018 CHAN Qualifier Report: Botswana v Bafana 15 July 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 15, 2017 05:29 PM
African Nations Championship Qualifiers
 
Result: Botswana 0-2 Bafana Bafana 
 
Date: 15 July 2017
 
Venue: Francistown Stadium
 
Kaizer Chiefs striker, Ryan Moon and Gift Motupa were on target to help Bafana Bafana claim a 2-0 win over Botswana in the first leg of their 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier.
 
Botswana enjoyed most of the possession early on, while Thero Setsile was proving to be a real threat to the Bafana defence.
 
After a quiet opening, Bafana eventually broke the deadlock in the 28th minute courtesy of a strike from Chiefs striker Moon.
 
The home side looked to hit back and they went close through Setsile, who headed just wide of Boalefa Pule's goal.
 
However, Stuart Baxter's managed to see off any late surges in the first half to hold on to their lead heading into the break.
 
Botswana continued to push for an equaliser as the second half resumed, but they failed to find a way past the Bafana defence.
 
The visitors eventually doubled their lead in the 72nd minute courtesy of a strike from Gift Motupa with Cole Alexander picking up the assist.
 
Bafana nearly added a third goal in the closing stages through Mario Booysen, but the captain's header crashed against crossbar in the 79th minute.
 
Nevertheless, the score remained 2-0 to Baxter's charges, as they take a healthy lead into the second leg next weekend.
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Bafana: Bafana: Pule, Nhlapo, Malepe, Booysen (C), Mvala, Norodien, Mokoena, Khumalo, Alexander, Moon, Motupa.
 


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TrevorvanWyk Joined: 15 Jul 2010
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TrevorvanWyk Jul 17, 2017 09:52 AM
@khosiological. The aim of Chief's buying coaches is for them to earn stripes! When is Steve earning his stripes?
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ngiminyela ichips Joined: 03 Jul 2017
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ngiminyela ichips Jul 17, 2017 03:53 AM
bafana bomboni/mbona
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slivo ledimo Joined: 11 Sep 2016
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slivo ledimo Jul 16, 2017 11:41 AM
im stil asking this question.is kjell a good coach for Bucs.if yes.did he not see how good mutupa is.did he not see wat a player norodien is.did he not know Malepe was the best development player.in Bucs senior squard.now Baxter use them.why?wat is that Baxter see in this players that kjell not see
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mgwena120@gmail.com Joined: 14 Nov 2016
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mgwena120@gmail.com Jul 16, 2017 11:39 AM
But Khomphela is a fake himself look at Baxter never worked with Moon but know something about him please please give the youngstars a chance to prove themselves
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AAA_waSIMUTHA Jul 16, 2017 11:05 AM
@siyas23, "@AAA_waSIMUTHA, Gift play for well known team,and moon is playing for unknown team that is why cowditor mentioning KC," *** DEEP DOWN IN YOUR HEART YOU KNOW YOU ARE JOKING BOSS.
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Vhivha Joined: 25 Jul 2016
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Vhivha Jul 16, 2017 11:02 AM
with Moon Chiefs have their own Lukaku, watch this space. Parker you days are numbered. we want to see delivery not to just add numbers on the field
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Realydoctor10 Joined: 18 Nov 2016
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Realydoctor10 Jul 16, 2017 10:26 AM
Well done boys keep on fighting for good combination
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sicknote Joined: 26 Apr 2017
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sicknote Jul 16, 2017 10:23 AM
Moon play few games at chiefs last season and score 1 goals.
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sicknote Joined: 26 Apr 2017
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sicknote Jul 16, 2017 10:21 AM
The last time I check Gift is still a Pirates player.
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Maj Joined: 05 Nov 2015
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Maj Jul 16, 2017 10:20 AM
This Botswana is weak. Cows like Moon and Cowtupa scored. mxm
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Ntsoereng Joined: 04 Aug 2016
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Ntsoereng Jul 16, 2017 10:01 AM
That is great khomphela should gave Moon a chance to ply not a chance to seat on bench
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Stanza_waka_Mugwena Joined: 08 Aug 2014
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Stanza_waka_Mugwena Jul 16, 2017 09:02 AM
Well done to our national team
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Joined: 15 Sep 2016
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Jul 16, 2017 08:37 AM
Kompela mst play a 4-4-2 nd pair moon with paez in the front uzobona u action
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Golden Sword Joined: 21 Dec 2016
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Golden Sword Jul 16, 2017 08:31 AM
Why were the matches not broadcasted?? These people can be useless at times
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Bragibbz Joined: 12 Nov 2016
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Bragibbz Jul 16, 2017 08:15 AM
Hey chiefs players are in good shape bana hey steve will have the headeich this coming season hey#jingles...khosified!
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peloj Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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peloj Jul 16, 2017 08:14 AM
Go Baxter go
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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Jul 16, 2017 07:48 AM
Too much cups in Africa now
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Magulezinyanga Jul 16, 2017 07:48 AM
I guess the only player you know which team he plays for is Moon,aag,bloody sectarian
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Jul 16, 2017 07:12 AM
CongrA to d boys i believe in ds Bashana Bashana....
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mthokozisi memela Jul 16, 2017 06:57 AM
Ya Pirates is famous for conceding sixes and fours. Pirates is known for avoiding relegation, finishing 11th on the log.

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