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Phala Hands Bafana A Narrow Win

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Result: Bafana Bafana 1-0 Zambia
 
Date: 03 January 2015
 
Venue: Orlando Stadium
 
Thuso Phala's 81st minute strike handed Bafana Bafana a 1-0 win over Zambia at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
 
It proved to be an open game in the first 20 minutes, although neither side could create any clear cut openings.
 
For Bafana, it has been a quite afternoon for Bongani Ndulula and Tokelo Rantie, who have been getting no joy upfront against Chipolopolo's central defenders.
 
The same can be said about Zambia's frontline, although Chisamba Lungu showed a few neat touches in the middle of the park.
 
Although, Shakes Mashaba's side failed to get a hold of posession during the middle of the park, as the Zambian midfield came out on top in the midfield battle.
 
Zambia were dealt a blow at the end of the first half, with goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene being substituted through injury.
 
Bafana should have opened the scoring in the 61st minute but Anele Ngcongca was denied by the Zambian goalkeeper Munyao from six-yards out.
 
Zambia had a chance to take the lead in the 74th, as un-marked Mwanza blasted over from close range, after an error from the Bafana defence.
 
Mashaba's eventually took the lead in the 82nd minute courtesy of a powerful finish from substitute, Phala.
 
Bafana could have added another minutes later but Phala's poor finish let him down, however Bafana managed to hold on and claim the win.
 
Here's how they line up:
 
Bafana Bafana: Darren Keet, Anele Ngcongca, Thabo Matlaba, Eric Mathoho, Rivaldo Coetzee, Thamsanqa Sangweni, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Mandla Masango, Oupa Manyisa, Bongani Ndulula, Tokelo Rantie
 
Zambia: Mweene, Nkausu, Kabwe, Mtonga, Sunzu, Sinkala, Lungu, Musonda, Kalaba, Singuluma, Mayuka
 

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