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Bafana down Mali to claim Nelson Mandela Challenge title

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Themba Zwane (Gallo Images)
Themba Zwane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana defeated Mali to lift the Nelson Mandela Challenge title in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

As it happened | Bafana Bafana v Mali

South Africa won 2-1 after leading 2-0 at half-time.

A penalty in the 23rd minute was awarded as Thulani Serero went down in the area. Man of the match Dean Furman opened Bafana's account when he buried the ball low into the corner.

Substitute Themba Zwane, who replaced a limping Keagan Dolly, scored at the stroke at half-time as he produced a low finish with an assist from Thembinkosi Lorch.

In the second half, the tourists replied with a goal by Sekou Koita, which eluded goalkeeper Darren Keet to put them on the scoreboard.

This friendly was of significant importance to South Africa, as they prepare for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Ghana, which take place in November.

Scorers:

South Africa

Dean Furman, Themba Zwane

Mali

Sekou Koita

Teams:

South Africa

Williams, Morena, Mathoho, Hlatshwayo, Maela, Mokotjo, Furman, Serero, Lorch, Dolly, Grobler
 
Substitutes: Keet (GK), Goss (GK), Mkhwanazi, Rikhotso, Lebusa, Mokeke, Phiri, Mvala, Zwane, Erasmus
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