Register Login Live

Bafana

Bafana Fail To Reach COSAFA Cup Semi-Finals

COSAFA Cup Quarterfinal

Result: Bafana Bafana 0-0 Madagascar (Madagascar won 4-3 on penalties)

Date: 3 June 2018

Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium

Bafana Bafana failed to advance to the semi-finals of the COSAFA Cup after they lost 4-3 on penalties to Madagascar after their quarter-final match on Sunday finished 0-0.

Bafana created the first chance on goal in the fifth minute when Luther Singh played a short free-kick to Lebohang Maboe inside the box, but he flashed his shot from 14 yards out inches wide of the post.

The next effort on goal came in the 20th minute when Singh broke behind the Madagascar defence, but he failed to beat the keeper one-on-one.

Madagascar’s first shot on goal only came in the 33rd minute when Jaotombo Bourah unleashed a powerful 24-yard thunderbolt, but he saw his effort superbly tipped over the crossbar by SuperSport United goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse.

Two minutes later, Bafana were afforded a great opportunity to take the lead when Maboe broke through on goal, but he was stopped from close range by the Madagascar keeper.

Neither side could break the deadlock before the break and entered the tunnel locked at 0-0.

The first chance of the second half fell to Madagascar in the 48th minute when Bourah broke into the box from the left, but he was brilliantly denied by the massive frame of Pieterse.

Aubrey Modiba came closest to breaking the deadlock in the 63rd minute when he picked up a loose ball on the edge of the box but his left-footed drive struck the crossbar.

Ten minutes later, Ryan Moon had a chance to score when he met a Singh free-kick from the left, but he headed his effort inches wide of the target.

Neither side could find the winning goal in regular time and the game entered the dreaded penalty shoot-out, which Madagascar won 4-3 after misses from Jamie Webber and Singh.

Here is how they lined up:

South Africa: 16 Pieterse, 5 Xulu, 18 Modiba, 15 Fielies (20 Foster 85’), 2 Madisha, 11 Makaringe, 7 Maboe (19 Webber 85’), 12 Singh, 8 Ndlovu, 9 Moon, 10 Motupa (17 Mosiatlhaga 46’).

Subs:  1 Bvuma, 13 Khubeka,14 Ngezana, 3 Mako, 6 Meyiwa, 17 Mosiatlhaga, 4 Links, 19 Webber, 20 Foster.

Madagascar: 16 Leda, 15 Bourah, 18 Toby, 2 Johny, 20 Ando, 12 Mario, 9 Nasandratra (7 Lalaina 89’), 6 Baggio, 5 Mikka, 11 Mario, 10 Dax.

Subs: 1 Tafarel, 3 Toky, 4 Theodin, 7 Lalaina, 8 Mirado, 13 Patrick, 14 Lolody.

nextarticle

SAFA Announce New Vice Presidents

136 comments

Top 5

Nurkovic & Castro Run Riot Without Billiat In Eight-Goal Thriller

332 Dec 07, 2019 10:14 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

16 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Downs Maintain Top Spot After Draw With CAF Rivals

135 Dec 07, 2019 10:54 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

30 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Throw Away Two-Goal Lead At Struggling Baroka

202 Dec 07, 2019 05:25 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

30 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Check Out Mane's Flashy Car Collection

3 Dec 07, 2019 08:00 AM in Fan Park

Messi Calls African Star's Ballon d'Or Place 'A Shame'

31 Dec 05, 2019 08:01 PM in Ballon d’Or

Breaking: Pirates Announce New Coach

179 Dec 10, 2019 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

Mourinho Linked With Shock Signing

5 Dec 09, 2019 06:32 PM in English Premier League

Larsen Appointed New Coach Of PSL Club

14 Dec 06, 2019 10:33 AM in Siyagobhoza

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

21 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

PSL Club Distances Itself From Lebese Talk

19 Dec 06, 2019 12:14 PM in PSL