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Throwback: When OJ Downed Cape Verde In 2004

It's Been Over 13 Years Since Bafana Hosted Cape Verde In South Africa

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 05, 2017 03:34 PM
It’s been over 13 years since Cape Verde last made the trip to South Africa to play Bafana Bafana in a qualifier, but it’s the same head coach in charge tonight who beat them back in 2004.
Check out the gallery above for images of that game
Stuart Baxter was appointed as Bafana’s new head coach earlier this year following the exit of Shakes Mashaba, and while he got off to a good start with a win over Nigeria, his next big game saw them lose 2-1 to Cape Verde over the weekend.
Now, with Bafana needing a home victory over Tubarões Azuis, he will be hoping that his players can channel their inner Mbulelo Mabizela and claim three points at Moses Mabhida Stadium. 
South Africa’s last game against Cape Verde in Mzansi was at the 2013 African Cup of Nations at FNB Stadium when the tournament was hosted here, with that game ending 0-0.
However, it was Mabizela that proved to be the hero 13 years ago as he smashed home a rocket for the game-winning goal, seeing Baxter’s side claim a second consecutive win over the Cape Verdeans.
Check out Mabizela’s winner below:


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No badges available Sep 05, 2017 07:52 PM
This is good stuff cowditor. Well done young man.
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Gizaretti_legendary Sep 05, 2017 04:23 PM
And Vilakazi is still 33 years old! Can you believe this? Aikhona
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Flash Mabuza Sep 05, 2017 04:22 PM
bruce grobler ...eish, ey oh well, baxter is the man in charge, he does all the training and tactics , he should know best , all the best to the boys !
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Propaganda Sep 05, 2017 04:10 PM
Only Bra Hlompho can give us such a cracker, though we are not interested on how it will be scored but a convincing win with a big margin to make for goal difference.
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fisto vs zebraditor Sep 05, 2017 04:08 PM
In Cape Verde I believe
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Neg60-wekhosi Sep 05, 2017 04:08 PM
@indidane why u always out of the content ,is it your life or u just an idiot ,like I have been reading your comments ,its another topic but wena uyaphuma nje ecaleni,psycological problem maybe? I dont think u normal.
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chairman* Sep 05, 2017 04:01 PM
It's 2017 not 2004 bafana need to make Four changes bring back AJ15,TS10,WS16,HK13
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Mandz_Fuze Sep 05, 2017 03:48 PM
The players just need to step up, they need to stop this stage fear they seem to have all the time.
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leendomint Sep 05, 2017 03:47 PM
If Coach Stuart Baxter still plays furman ove Andile Jali he win lose and lose his job
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indidane Sep 05, 2017 03:41 PM
Free entrance for Downs fans Posted: 5 September 2017 Time: 03:22 pm Mamelodi Sundowns fans dressed in yellow will be allowed to enter the Lucas Moripe Stadium for free to watch their side in CAF Champions League action later this month. The reigning African champions host Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca in the first leg quarter-final of this year’s competition on 17 September, and Masandawana have offered fans a unique incentive in an attempt to fill up the stadium. “Mamelodi Sundowns will open the gates for fans wearing yellow to watch the CAF Champions League quarterfinals clash with Wydad Casablanca at Lucas Moripe Stadium for free,” read a club statement. “Fans not wearing yellow will pay R20 to watch the Brazilians in the quest to retain the Champions League crown, lifted in Egypt last year.” The match kicks off at 3pm next Sunday afternoon.

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