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08 Sep 2018

That is all folks, thank you for choosing Sport24 to catch this African Cup of Nations Group E qualifier between Bafana Bafana and Libya.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Usually held in January and February, the tournament will take place in June for the first time following a vote by the CAF Executive Committee in 2017. It will also be the first competition with 24 nations - previously 16 countries - from the African continent competing for gold-plated trophy.

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Teams now have a greater chance of qualifying as there are 12 groups (A - L) of 48 teams vying for a spot at next year's tournament in Cameroon with the group winners and runners-up all advancing.

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Libya remain on top of Group E (4 points) with South Africa (4 points) in second place followed by Nigeria (3 points) and Seychelles (0 points).

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Meanwhile, Nigeria have beaten Seychelles 3-0 in the other fixture. 

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FULL-TIME: Bafana Bafana 0-0 Libya

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95' the free-kick hits the wall and the referee blows the final whistle ...

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94' Tau looks to play Modiba in on goal. A professional foul from Almaghasi prevents him from going one-on-one with the keeper. Free-kick and a yellow card.

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92' Abdaula unconvincingly deals with a cross in from the left, punching it behind. Dolly will deliver the corner now.

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90' Four minutes of additional time added on ...

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88' Baleid comes on in place of Saltou, who was a real threat today for Libya.

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87' Ali Soulah is on in place of Sharadi

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86' CHANCE! Hlanti crosses in from the left for Grobler, who gets plenty of power on his header, but can't steer it on target.

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81' Muaid Ali comes on for Libya in place of Alshadi, who put in a decent shift today.

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79' Vilakazi comes off for Mothiba

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77' CHANCE! Dolly cuts inside from the left after receiving a diagonal from Tau. He then goes for goal with his weaker foot, but he's off balance and misses the target. He'll be disappointed with himself for that. 

Grobler notably frustrated with Dolly as he was making himself available ...

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75' Khune is caught in trouble. He comes very far off his line but doesn't come away with the ball or clear it. However, Alshadi fails to pull the trigger in time under pressure.

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72' CHANCE! Furman goes for goal from long range now, but fails to really strike the ball cleanly. It's an easy catch for Abdaula.

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69' Furman plays the ball long to Dolly, who then looks to cross from the left. Once again, Libya deal with the ball in.

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67' Hlatshwayo puts in a brilliant tackle to dispossess Saltou just before he can pull the trigger. There's still plenty of entertainment in this game at both ends despite the scoreline.

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64' Dolly nearly gets on the end of a ball aimed in behind the Libyan defence, but it just evades him and goes through to Abdaula.

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61' Libya attack down the left, but they're perhaps a bit too slow to pull the trigger. Alshadi's shot is blocked and Bafana look to counter, but a brilliant tackle stops the move in its tracks.

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55' Bafana Bafana struggling to get forward and find Grobler. They need to get the forward more involved. 

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51' South Africa look to catch Libya on the counter. Dolly looks to pick out Tau, but he puts just a little bit too much on his ball in from the left. It's been a positive start to the half from Bafana.

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48' CHANCE! Dolly whips in a searching corner as Mkhwanazi rises and meets it only to see his effort go wide of the target.

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45' Second-half is underway ...

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A change for South Africa as Bradley Grobler comes on for Vincent Pule 

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The players are out for the second-half ...

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HALF-TIME!

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45' CHANCE! Scramble in the Libyan box. Abdaula fails to punch a cross away properly and Hlanti lashes a powerful shot in his direction, but just misses the target!

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43' Libya have been impressive. Ben Ali their star man going forward. They are extremely aware of Rama's weakness and using that to their advantage. 

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41' Libya continue to try to make the most of the transitions between defence and attack to catch Bafana Bafana off guard.

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40' Good work under pressure from Hlanti, who cuts out a Libyan attack by taking the ball off Saltou.

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36' Libya just waiting to counter and using the space Rama is granting them on the right flank. 

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34' Bafana have shown that they can hold onto the ball but have nothing to show for it. Nothing serious at goal despite Furman and Rama's effort at goal.

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31' Rama has been South Africa's weakest link so far. The right back repeating the same mistakes. Should be much tight on Libya's wingers when they are attacking. 

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30' Still goalless at the Moses Mabhida stadium but so much action ...

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27' Saltou diverts a cross in from the right towards Elhouni at the far post. However, his effort is a weak one and can't beat Khune!

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26' KHUNE!  another fantastic stop to deny Ali Mohamed from long range. The Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper is justifying his selection. But what a strike from Mohamed!

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26' The rain coming down now but the vuvuzelas are in full tone ...

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25' CHANCE! Bafana Bafana get a chance to go at Libya. Hlanti puts a dangerous cross but Abdaula keeps it away from Dolly before he loses it momentarily, but gathers it nervously. 

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23' Libya are increasing the pressure as Elhouni beats Mphahlele and forces a decent looking cross only for it to be gathered by Khune.

Easily could have been a goal, all it needed was a toe-poke from a team-mate.

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21' Been very impressed by Pule. Taking his chance with both hands. 
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier as South Africa host Libya at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
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Libya started their qualification campaign with a 5-1 drubbing of Seychelles, while South Africa downed African giants Nigeria 2-0. A win for either side would leave them in a strong position to be among the 24 teams at next year's AFCON.
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SOUTH AFRICA STARTING XI: Khune, Mphahlele, Hlanti, Hlatshwayo (c), Mkhwanazi, Furman, Mokotjo, Vilakazi, Dolly, Pule, Tau. SUBS: Keet, Maela, Xulu, Mokoena, Modiba, Mabunda, Grobler.
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LIBYA STARTING XI: Abdaula (c), Almaghasi, Masaud, Elhouni, Ben Ali, Eltrbi, Ali Mohamed, Sharadi, Saltou, Abdussalam, Alshadi. SUBS: Azzaqah, Sabbou, Al Jamal, Alhaddaj, Ali Soulah, Ali, Baleid.
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KICK-OFF! Cameroonian referee Alioum Alioum blows his whistle and Brighton and Hove Albion's Percy Tau gets the game underway in a rainy Durban. The Moses Mabhida Stadium is far from full today, which will work in Libya's favour.
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I mentioned Percy Tau, who got the first kick of this game. He's going to be a key man for Bafana today. He was signed by Brighton from Mamelodi Sundowns recently, although he's currently on loan at Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.
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Pule, who is on his Bafana debut, surges forward and goes down, claiming to have been fouled just outside the box by Abdussalam. Alioum isn't interested.
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Bafana have started this game on the front foot, with Libya playing on the counter-attack.
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CLOSE! Dean Furman snatches the ball in a dangerous area, spots Abdaula off his line, and looks to chip the ball into the net. It only just goes over the target.
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SAVE! At the other end, Alshadi fires for goal, forcing an alert save from Khune at the near post. Bafana need to be more careful defensively. Alshadi had far too much time to get that shot away inside the danger area.
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Furman looks to pick out Dolly with a chipped pass in behind the defence. It just goes beyond him. The SuperSport United midfielder is pulling the strings for Bafana and picking apart the Libyan backline.
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Libya still look threatening on the counter early on. The Bafana defence will have to keep their wits about them even while South Africa are pushing forward.
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Dolly looks to play Tau in behind the defence, but can't quite get the right direction on his pass. Libya start from Abdaula at the back again.
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POST! Against the run of play, Khune is beaten after a ball in from Abdussalam on Libya's left is met by Saltou, but he hits the post from close range! Bafana need to tighten up.
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Percy Tau heads down to Mphahlele inside the Libya box, but the Kaizer Chiefs full-back is flagged offside. In any case, he's pulled the ball across the face of goal and wide and I'm not sure whether or not that's what he intended.
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Pule looks dangerous early on. He gets down Libya's left, but his ball across the face of goal evades Dolly.
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Elhouni beats Mphahlele on Libya's left. However, his cross-cum-shot is gathered by Khune. Just needed a toe from a team-mate.
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At the other end, Tau gets the ball and shoots from outside the area, but his effort is wayward.
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Hlanti puts a dangerous cross in from the left, but Abdaula keeps it away from Dolly. He loses it momentarily, but then gathers.
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SAVE! Khune makes another fantastic stop to deny Ali Mohamed from long range. The Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper is justifying his selection, but my word, what a strike that was!
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CHANCE! Saltou diverts a cross in from the right towards Elhouni at the far post. However, his effort is a weak one and can't beat Khune!
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It's been an entertaining opening half-hour of the game, with chances at both ends. Libya have arguably had the better ones. Stuart Baxter will demand more of his side defensively.
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Bafana are enjoying a promising spell of possession, but they need to make something of it. Libya have been very clinical.
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The cross comes in from South Africa's left and it's gathered by Abdaula. South Africa come forward again straight afterwards, though, and Tau meets a cross from the right, then shoots on the turn. Good effort, but straight down the keeper's throat.
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OFF THE LINE! Quality corner from Pule, whose ball in is met at the near post -- I think by Mphahlele. The header is cleared off the line by Libya!
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Good work under pressure from Hlanti, who cuts out a Libyan attack by taking the ball off Saltou.
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Libya continue to try to make the most of the transitions between defence and attack to catch South Africa unaware.
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The last few minutes of this game have been relatively quiet. Libya are looking to launch another attack from deep though.
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Alshadi emulates Dean Furman in trying to catch the keeper unaware with a speculative shot. However, he misses the target too. No problem for Khune.
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CHANCE! Scramble in the Libyan box. Abdaula fails to punch a cross away properly and Hlanti lashes a powerful shot in his direction, but just misses the target!
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HALF-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 0-0 LIBYA. The scoreline doesn't reflect what has been a really entertaining first half. Libya have threatened on the counter and South Africa have had their chances too, but it's all square at the break.
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KICK-OFF! Libya get the second half underway. Stuart Baxter has brought the in-form Bradley Grobler on in place of Pule.
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Libya start the half off on the front foot, attacking down the right, but then South Africa come away with the ball and look to counter. Tau is stopped dead in his tracks. Just a free-kick, but perhaps Libya are lucky to get away with only that.
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Libya manage to get the ball away following the delivery from deep. This game is still end-to-end, just as it was in the first half.
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Dolly's corner is met by Mkhwanazi at the far post. He heads not far wide of the target. Not the first time Bafana have threatened from a set piece today.
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South Africa look to catch Libya on the counter. Dolly looks to pick out Tau, but he puts just a little bit too much on his ball in from the left. It's been a positive start to the half from Bafana.
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This game remains very much in the balance, with both sides very much looking for all three points. It might just come down to whoever makes the first costly mistake.
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Grobler hasn't had a major impact on this game since coming on. He has the ability to pull goals out the bag, though.
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Libya attack down the left, but they're perhaps a bit too slow to pull the trigger. Alshadi's shot is blocked and Bafana look to counter, but a brilliant tackle stops the move in its tracks.
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Dolly nearly gets on the end of a ball aimed in behind the Libyan defence, but it just evades him and goes through to Abdaula.
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Grobler, who still has yet to impose himself on this game, looks to get on the end of a ball aimed into the danger area from Bafana's right. However, Libya manage to head it away.
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Hlatshwayo puts in a brilliant tackle to dispossess Saltou just before he can pull the trigger. There's still plenty of entertainment in this game at both ends despite the scoreline.
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Furman plays the ball long to Dolly, who then looks to cross from the left. Once again, Libya deal with the ball in.
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Furman goes for goal from long range now, but fails to really strike the ball cleanly. It's an easy catch for Abdaula.
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Khune is caught in trouble. He comes very far off his line but doesn't come away with the ball or clear it. However, Alshadi fails to pull the trigger in time under pressure.
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CHANCE! Dolly cuts inside from the left after receiving a diagonal from Tau. He then goes for goal with his weaker foot, but he's off balance and misses the target. He'll be disappointed with himself for that.
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Alshadi goes for goal from long range, but fails to catch the ball cleanly and fires well off target. Baxter decides it's time to bring Modiba on in place of Vilakazi.
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Muaid Ali comes on for Libya in place of Alshadi, who put in a decent shift today.
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South Africa look to string an attacking move together. However, as a pass comes his way on the right, Mphahlele realises he's offside. South Africa haven't created much of late.
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CHANCE! Hlanti crosses in from the left for Grobler, who gets plenty of power on his header, but can't steer it on target.
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Ali Soulah is on in place of Sharadi, and meanwhile, Abdaula has picked up a yellow card -- I'm not entirely sure why.
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Baleid comes on in place of Saltou, who was a real threat today for Libya.
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We're into four minutes of stoppage time at the end of this match. Libya will surely be happier than the home side if the score stays as is.
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Abdaula unconvincingly deals with a cross in from the left, punching it behind. Dolly will deliver the corner now.
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This time, Libya are able to deal with the delivery better. The clock continues to tick down at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
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Tau looks to play Modiba in on goal. A professional foul from Almaghasi prevents him from going one-on-one with the keeper. Free-kick and a yellow card.
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FULL-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 0-0 LIBYA. Hlanti's free-kick strikes the wall and that's the end of the game. Bafana will not be happy with that result on their home turf. It's a point apiece for the two sides. They each have four from two games.
South Africa
Libya
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Goal Scorers
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Yellow Cards
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90' Ahmed Alma...
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Red Cards
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Squad
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Dean Furman
Percy Tau
Vincent Pule
Keagan Dolly
Sibusiso Vi...
Kamohelo Mo...
Itumeleng K...
Ramahlwe Mp...
Sifiso Hlanti
Thulani Hla...
Lindokuhle ...
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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Mohamed Abd...
Ahmed Ben Ali
Mohamed Abd...
Anias Saltou
Ismaiel Sha...
Almoatasemb...
Ahmed El Trbi
Hamdou Elhouni
Sand Masaud
Ahmed Almag...
Rabia Alshadi
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Reserves
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Samuel Mabunda
Aubrey Modiba
Teboho Mokoena
Siyanda Xulu
Sakhile Maela
Darrem Keet
Bradly Grobler
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