LIVE BLOG: Detemined Bafana go four points clear in Group G

09 October 2021 - 13:35 By OFENTSE RATSIE
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos is livid after Thabiso Kutumela had to withdraw from camp because he took the vaccination jab the day before.
Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos is livid after Thabiso Kutumela had to withdraw from camp because he took the vaccination jab the day before.
Image: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

South Africa secured a 3-1 win over Ethiopia in 2022 Fifa World Cup qualification Group G match on Saturday at the Borg El Arab Stadium.

FT Score at Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia 1-3 South Africa (T. Mokoena (45+1) M. Mvala (71) E. Makgopa (90+1))

89' | GOAL! Evidence Makgopa makes it 3-1 for Bafana

87' | Three minutes to go with coach Hugo Broos' side fighting to hang on to the lead while Ethiopia push for an equalizer

80' | Another chance for Bafana to extend the lead but denied by the crossbar. Bafana lead Ethiopia 2-1

76' | Substitution time for the Ethiopians. Abel Yalew replaces Amanuel Gebremikael

71' | Goal! Bafana 2-1 Ethiopia, Mvala hands South Africa a lead

67' | Goal! Ethiopia level matters from Getaneh Kebede from a free kick 1-1

66' | Bafana's Thabiso Kutumela received a yellow card for a bad foul outside the penalty box

57' | Ethiopian players appeal for a penalty after what looked like a handball from Bafana's Xulu but the referee waves it off

50' | Bafana's Teboho Mokoena try his luck and shot from outside the box

46' | Ethiopia's Asrat Tonjo wins a free kick in the defensive half

Second half is underway | Ethiopia 0-1 South Africa

Half-Time | It's Bafana Bafana with the advantage at the break 1-0

45' | GOAL! Mokoena hands Bafana a lead after a howler from the Ethiopia goalkeeper. Bafana 1-0 Ethiopia

43' | Entertaining contest so far with both sides still searching for an opener. It remains goalless at Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar

38' | Ethiopia continues to pile up pressure on the Bafana and come close to getting the lead but Williams denied them an opportunity once again

36' | Bafana keeper Williams produces a fine stop deny Nasir in a one-on-one situation for the second time in a space of three minutes

35' | Substitution for Bafana Bafana

      IN - Victor Letsoalo OUT - Tshegofatso Mabasa

33' minutes gone by and the score remains 0-0 at Bahir Dar Stadium, Bahir Dar

32' | Thabiso Kutumela takes an impressive shot but it goes wide

26' | Ethiopia wins a corner following a magnificent safe by keepr Ronwen Williams

23' | Both sides are looking to book their spot in the 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifier, score remains 0-0

1st Half Score update 15' | Ethiopia 0-0 South Africa

5' | Lively start for coach Hugo Broos' chargers in the early exchanges

BAFANA XI v ETHIOPIA line-up:

Williams (c), Mobbie, Mashego, Xulu, De Reuck, Mokoena, Brooks, Mvala, Kutumela, Hlongwane, Mabasa.

SUBS: Mothwa, Maart, Blom, Ngcobo, Hlanti, Zuke, Makgopa, Letsoalo, Donn.

Bafana arrived in Bahir Dar on Thursday and will have a couple of training sessions at the match venue to acclimatise before the first match at 3pm SA time on Saturday.

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