Heartbreak for SA as Bafana’s Afcon journey ends

2013-02-02 23:34

Bafana Bafana were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations in a penalty shootout with Mali.

The game was tied 1-all before it was decided on spot kicks.

The Eagles goalkeeper kept out shots from Dean Furman and May Mahlangu, while Lehlohonolo Majoro shot wide.

Only Siphiwe Tshabalala was successful with his penalty attempt, with Cheick Diabate, Adama Tamboura and Mahamane Traore scoring for the visitors as the Moses Mabhida Stadium was stunned into silence.

Earlier, Tokelo Rantie fired the hosts in front with a close-range finish after 31 minutes, before Mali replied through their veteran captain Seydou Keita in the 58th minute. His free header sent the match into extra time before the drama of penalties.

» Read the full report in City Press on Sunday.

» This report was updated after first published.

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