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Bafana Advance To Four Nations Final

Four Nations Report: Bafana Bafana v Angola 21 March 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 21, 2018 05:12 PM

Four Nations 

Result: South Africa 1-1 Angola (SA won 6-5 on penalties)

Date: 21 March 2018

Venue: Levy Mwanawasa Stadium

Bafana Bafana advanced to the final of the Four Nations tournament after beating Angola 6-5 on penalties on Wednesday afternoon.

Young players such as Lebogang Mothiba, Reeve Frosler and Phakamani Mahlambi were handed starts by Stuart Baxter.

After a quiet opening, Bafana slowly got into the game and they nearly went ahead after 17 minutes but Aubrey Modiba's header was saved by Angola goalkeeper Lando Mavanga.

Darren Keet, who was handed the start by Baxter, was called into action in the 28th minute as he did well to keep out a long range strike by Djalma Campos.

Three minutes later, the Angolans took the lead as Campos took advantage of a casual pass from Buhle Mkhwanazi before slotting past Keet.

Baxter's charges failed to carve out another clear cut chance in the remaining stages of the half and went into the break behind.

Bafana managed to level matters five minutes into the second half courtesy of cheeky flick from Mothiba.

Baxter opted for a change on 70 minutes with Ryan Moon replacing Mahlambi, while Siphesihle Ndlovu came on for Modiba.

Moon nearly made the perfect impact after 83 minutes but his header sailed just wide of the upright following a corner from Themba Zwane.

Neither side could find a winning goal in the closing, forcing the match into a shoot-out, where Bafana triumphed 6-5 to advance to the final.

Here's how they lined up:
 
Bafana: Bafana: Keet, Frosler, Madisha, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti, Furman, Zwane, Zungu (Vilakazi 86'), Modiba (Ndlovu 72'), Mahlambi (Moon 70'), Mothiba.
 
Angola: Lando, Daniel, Bartolomeu Quissanga, Gaspar, Carneiro, Cafumana, Carmo, Estevao, Campos, Afonso, Felix .


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Mokaketsunke Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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Mokaketsunke Mar 25, 2018 07:25 AM
Sure boys keep up our flaq high Modimo o teng
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ArmChairCritic Mar 23, 2018 07:43 PM
Where is Danny Alexandra Jordan?
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chrissola Mar 22, 2018 06:45 PM
Tired old players. Forget them these ones. Only nations with players that ply their trade in top-notch leagues will always please their fellow citizens. We are doomed soccerwise.
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Flash Mabuza Mar 22, 2018 01:40 PM
what a great great game ...oh how I enjoyed watching this epic piece of football poetry...plus the pictures were in HD nogal :(
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the controvercial Mar 22, 2018 11:01 AM
NO TIME FOR BAFANA BAFANA AS LONG SAFA IS RUN BY PPL WHO ARE MAKING THE ASSOCIATION THEIR OWN COMPANY.
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Viga051 Mar 22, 2018 09:10 AM
Our standard of football is too low we will never compete against the world's best
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sxivovo Mar 22, 2018 09:10 AM
Horoya yhoooooooo the pitch
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roger-fetumba Mar 22, 2018 08:57 AM
South Africa 1-1 Angola (SA won 6-5 on penalties)............... Neither side could find a winning goal in the closing, forcing the match into a shoot-out, where Bafana triumphed 7-6 to advance to the final. Exactly what a real score
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Mashia1950 Mar 22, 2018 08:28 AM
We loose people complains, we win people still complain, what exactly do we really want. Anyway well done to the boys and coach.
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Kamzaza Mar 22, 2018 07:57 AM
Ag shame bafana we are football lovers but we sometimes we forget about this team of ours
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Madredz Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Madredz Mar 22, 2018 07:55 AM
Bunch of useless cows. Only fans of a certain team will celebrate this since they are used to. Mina ngi liBhakhabakha namanje.
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Madredz Mar 22, 2018 07:49 AM
Like they played 10 games to reach the final. NXA!
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dellah Mar 22, 2018 07:48 AM
@sfisom2018, if it's a useless tournament how gud is de beer cup ?
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Zwie10 Mar 22, 2018 06:49 AM
Sure
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Bulla1000 Mar 22, 2018 06:45 AM
Give young stars a chance Baxter plz
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sfisom2018 Mar 22, 2018 02:11 AM
Useless tournament
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Mshaba12 Mar 22, 2018 12:06 AM
Well done SA but we needed to play in Thailand where we would face European countries, this 2 games tournament is useless
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Sbo$Bucs Mar 21, 2018 11:53 PM
So in the final we expecting the strong line up with the players like Khune,Maela,Hlatshwayo,Lrch and Tau.
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Richardpirates Mar 21, 2018 11:46 PM
When you are a pirates player being called for bafana is just west of ur time u will be benched just likebeing selected for individual accolades as bucs player u never win at all why did Baxter call Maela n Lorch
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Dada Amin Mar 21, 2018 11:41 PM
Where are they them zebras

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