Lebo Mothiba scores as Bafana Bafana down SuperSport United

10 October 2018 - 15:32 By Marc Strydom
Bafana Bafana players Lebo Mothiba and Thamsanqa Mkhize play in opposing sides during the South Africa training session on the October 2, 2017 at FNB Stadium.
Bafana Bafana players Lebo Mothiba and Thamsanqa Mkhize play in opposing sides during the South Africa training session on the October 2, 2017 at FNB Stadium.
Image: Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

Perhaps Bafana Bafana’s hottest property currently‚ Racing Strasbourg striker Lebogang Mothiba‚ scored the lone goal as they beat SuperSport United 1-0 in a warm-up match at Megawatt Park in Sunninghill on Wednesday.

Mothiba followed up a brace on the weekend for Strasbourg in a 2-2 away draw against against Angers‚ taking his Ligue 1 tally to five goals in 2018-19‚ with a first-half strike against Matsatsantsa in the training match.

The friendly‚ played behind closed doors over two 30-minute halves‚ formed part of preparations for Bafana’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles at FNB Stadium on Saturday (kickoff 3pm).

Mothiba‚ who transferred to Strasbourg from Lille for a reported R135m in late August‚ missed Bafana’s previous match‚ their disappointing 0-0 Afcon 2019 qualifying draw against Libya at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban last month‚ with an injury.

The big‚ 22-year-old centre-forward with a wicked finish will be looking to bag a few international goals when he earns his third Bafana cap against 189th-ranked Seychelles.

Bafana‚ in second place on four points in Group E‚ meet the Indian Ocean islanders at FNB‚ then on Tuesday away in Victoria.


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