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10 Jun 2017

That is all folks, thank you for choosing Sport24 to catch this Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and South Africa!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

10 Jun 2017

An all important victory for Stuart Baxter in his first match as Bafana Bafana brush aside arch-rivals Nigeria 2-0 courtesy of Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau.

10 Jun 2017

FULL TIME!

NIGERIA 0-2 BAFANA BAFANA

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91' Tau and Manyama linking up well up front. So much confidence in the two players.

Tau sets it up for the Cape Town City captain and he hits it only for the keeper to save it!

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89' MANYAMA!!!! 

His strike goes over the crossbar.

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85' Mabunda replaces Dolly

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Straight off the bench and onto the halfway line Percy Tau goes and South Africa counter's attack. Dolly sees his team-mate and sends a perfect through ball towards the striker.

Tau knocks the ball past Akpeyi and pushes forward to hit the ball at the back of the net. 

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81' GOOOOAAAALLLL

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78' WHAT A CHANCE FOR NIGERIA!

Mathoho fails to clear the ball as Khune is found in a ball scramble which sees Furman run to the rescue and clears the ball off the line.

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75' Ndidi with a snapshot from outside the box but his volley is off target.

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72' Dolly is held back in the box but the referee, whose just five yards away, sees nothing to it.

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70' That confidence is there as Manyama and Rantie link up well. Themba Zwane joins in on the attack but hits the up right as he dummies the defender.

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67' Langerman takes a swipe at goal from wide out but his shot is far from the target.

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65' Manyama comes on for Vilakazi.

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Meanwhile, Iwobi was replaced by Musa.

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60' Nigeria 0-1 Bafana Bafana

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The cross came in from Rama, so he will get the assist. 

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55' - Bafana Bafana have the lead after Rantie scores with a header!

Nigeria 0 Bafana Bafana 1

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55' - RANTIE!!!!

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50' - Both sides still looking for an opening, desperate to break the deadlock.

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45' HALF TIME!

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42' BEST CHANCE OF THE GAME!

Themba Zwane hits the crossbar after Langerman's cross was dealt with by Akpeyi but only for the keeper to drop it.

Zwane's effort strikes the upright!

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40' Nigeria 0-0 Bafana Bafana

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38' Khune tips Moses Simon's cross over the crossbar as it looks to have unsettled the goalkeeper.

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34' Hlatshwayo makes a vital stop at the back as Dolly loses the ball. 

Close call to a real goal threat. 

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32' Bafana Bafana finally showing glimpses of comfort as Dolly, Rantie and Vilakazi linking up well on attack but loses the ball too easily.

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30' Nigeria 0-0 Bafana Bafana

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28' Simon hits a free kick from 40 yards out but the South African wall jumps high enough to stop his effort.

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25' Zwane clearly beats Echiejile but the Nigerian raises his shin on purpose to bring the player down.

Referee blows his whistle! No card

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21' CLOSE CALL!

From close range, Etebo places his effort inches wide!

Stadium roars!!

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20' Nigeria 0-0 Bafana Bafana

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17' No fluidity from either side as the period of feeling out the game is long over.

Both nations wary of each other.

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15' Dolly's corner is very poor! Should do better. 

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13' Vilakazi linking up well with Dolly but Shehu is quick off the mark and knocks it out for a corner.

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11' First real chance of the match as the Ndidi creates space for himself but sees his volley go wide.

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10' Nigeria 0-0 Bafana Bafana

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8' Zwane is in space and darts down the right flank. Passes it to Rantie but the striker fails to knock the ball back towards the player and loses it.

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5' Bafana Bafana midfield losing the ball easily. Need to hold onto the ball and pull a few passes along together.

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3' Iwobi is in space and pushes forward but Mathoho approaches the Arsenal forward as he attempts to cross the ball only to see his effort hit the defender and out for a corner.

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1' Bafana Bafana kick off!

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NIGERIA XI

Akpeyi, Shehu, Awaziem, Ekong, Elderson, Onazi, Ndidi, Etebo, Simon, Iwobi, Iheanacho.

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*** KICK OFF IS AT 18:00 ***

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SUBSTITUTES

Darren Keet, Andile Jali, Percy Tau, Tiyani Mabunda, Lorenzo Gordinho, Lebogang Manyama, Abubbaker Mobara.

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BAFANA BAFANA XI

Itumeleng Khune, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Tebogo Langerman, Erick Mathoho, Thulani Hlatshwayo (captain), Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane, Keagan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tokelo Rantie.

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