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Tau, Mothiba Secure Four Nations Title For Bafana

Four Nations Final Report: Bafana Bafana v Zambia 24 March 2018

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By Soccer Laduma - Mar 24, 2018 07:19 PM

Four Nations Final

Result: South Africa 2-0 Zambia

Date: 24 March 2018

Venue: Levy Mwanawasa Stadium

Bafana Bafana won the Four Nations tournament after defeating Zambia 2-0 in the final with a Mamelodi Sundowns star getting on the scoresheet.

Click through the gallery above for some snaps from Bafana's celebrations

Justin Shonga almost opened the scoring for Chipolopolo in the ninth minute after going through one-on-one with Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune but the Kaizer Chiefs man made a crucial save.

Percy Tau gave Stuart Baxter’s charges the lead in the 15th minute with a close-range finish after the Zambia goalkeeper failed to collect a cross in the air.

Tau had the chance to double the lead for Bafana and register a brace for himself in the 22nd minute after going through on goal but the Mamelodi Sundowns forward fired wide.

Wedson Nyirenda’s troops enjoyed good combination play towards half-an-hour going forward but they lacked the final ball as they hardly troubled Khune.

The Zambians started to threaten after 35 minutes, bringing Bafana’s number one shot-stopper Khune to action but they could not find the equaliser.

Bafana kept their discipline at the back and went into the break with a 1-0 lead over Chipolopolo.

Ramahlwe Mphahlele made a terrible back-pass a minute into the second half that almost handed Chipolopolo the equaliser, but Khune made a crucial intervention to deny Fasjon Sakala a goal,

Khune kept Bafana in the match approaching the hour-mark as the Zambians were forcing the visitors into errors and getting into good positions to score.

The Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper came to Bafana’s rescue again in the 65th minute to deny Festus Mbewe following a wonderful strike from the Zambian from outside the box.

The flow of the match was interrupted with 15 minutes to go as Khune was being attended to by the Bafana medical team after he landed awkwardly.

However, Lebogang Mothiba sealed the win for Bafana shortly after coming on as a substitute with his second goal of the tournament in the 89th minute.

Here's how they started:

Bafana: Itumeleng Khune, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Daniel Cardoso, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Innocent Maela, Teboho Mokoena, Siphesihle Ndlovu, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Keegan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Percy Tau.

Subs: Brendan Peterson, Reeve Frosler, Sifiso Hlanti, Motjeka Madisha, Dean Furman, Aubrey Modiba, Themba Zwane, Phakamani Mahlambi, Lebogang Mothiba, Thembinkosi Lorch, Ryan Moon.


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champMuziq Joined: 23 Jun 2013
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champMuziq Mar 27, 2018 09:12 PM
@Ntsunda11 manqhonga akho
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skols Mar 26, 2018 01:07 PM
Had Bafana not lifted this 4 nations cup against the "weak" Sadec countries, guaranteed people were gonna complain and play blame game...We won and still people are complaining about we won against weak teams..kanti grand shap sifunani if we know nakhona
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Choker Mar 26, 2018 10:30 AM
@manguza Congralatulations to Bafana Bafana...I agree more is needed when it come to professional tournaments...also the bafana played weakened Zambia, Angola and Zimbabwe 4 nations tournament, nothing to get excited much
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Raymondh Mar 26, 2018 08:56 AM
lebo mothiba 2 games and 2 goals ...what a return
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LeCowhlohlo Mar 26, 2018 03:25 AM
@manguza tell them I'm listening.
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manguza Mar 25, 2018 08:48 PM
@Ntsunda11 Yes I agree with you but the difference is we beat Zambia, Zimbabwe or any SADC national team on this worthless tournaments and still fail to win against them when playing FIFA recognized games like qualifying for AFCON and the World Cup. We normally take our best best players to this tournaments and they play with potential national team players and we still become proud of such its like Amazulu senior Team playing against Sundowns MDC team and they are proud of the win, to me thats not the way to test your strength...................... ..............................
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Michaeltshigama Mar 25, 2018 08:22 PM
Bcoz no Brown envelopes player scored then some section of this site became foreigners overnight, bloody cowards kikiki
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LeCowhlohlo Mar 25, 2018 06:49 PM
Congratulations the proteas
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Ntsunda11 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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Ntsunda11 Mar 25, 2018 06:23 PM
@indidane those Simba 4 nations cups were the test of how prepared the team was, since the national team was only new into the international football. They were great tourneys for our team and they made a huge impact to expose the boys into world of football.
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Ntsunda11 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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Ntsunda11 Mar 25, 2018 06:13 PM
@manguza but to conquer the world you must start from home hence Bafana started from the SADC region
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Ntsunda11 Mar 25, 2018 06:10 PM
@champMuziq ask if you don't know boy. Maso is not the chibuku type of person and if you wanna his whereabouts you free to ask wena Mbongolo
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Ntsunda11 Mar 25, 2018 06:01 PM
@BaQue4Khosination hahaha hahaha
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soccer Yemi Joined: 08 Oct 2017
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soccer Yemi Mar 25, 2018 04:59 PM
congrats boys
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fisto vs zebraditor Mar 25, 2018 04:57 PM
Mxm no news here
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115045259 Mar 25, 2018 04:07 PM
Gud bois
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Matayitayi Mar 25, 2018 03:17 PM
Well done boys
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sikunikuthando Mar 25, 2018 03:03 PM
Well done bafana haters go to Hell. You played and won as a team. Well done again. This wl be the start of gud things to come.
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papajan Mar 25, 2018 02:56 PM
Guys I think when it comes to national team we need to push our differences aside and support our team as they do in other countries,rather than bringing our teams into national team those guys likes each other why not do the same
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LeCowhlohlo Mar 25, 2018 02:45 PM
@indidane I don't know whatever is related with SIMBA.
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Mpho wa Cosmos Mar 25, 2018 02:36 PM
@dr ss zondi am happy we still have ppl like yu. Today ppl support Bafana only when players from their Teams are playing, ppl tease each other about how bad their rivals players performed. It's a National Team and we must be one but politics are killing it. True we should dominate

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