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Bongokhuhle Hlongwane of South Africa celebrates scoring. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
Bongokhuhle Hlongwane of South Africa celebrates scoring. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
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12 October 20:01

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Enjoy the rest of your evening! 

12 October 20:00

Bafana are back in action against Zimbabwe (home) and Ghana (away) next month in the final two matches of round one. 

12 October 19:58

Bafana Bafana regain control of Group G with 10 points as Ghana, who defeated Zimbabwe earlier in the day, are on nine points in second-place.

Ethiopia remain third with three points, while the Warriors are anchored at the bottom of the log with one point. Both sides are out of the race to qualify for the next and final round of matches. 

12 October 19:58

Bafana Bafana regain control of Group G with 10 points as Ghana, who defeated Zimbabwe earlier in the day, are on nine points in second-place.

Ethiopia remain third with three points, while the Warriors are anchored at the bottom of the log with one point. Both sides are out of the race to qualify for the next and final round of matches. 

12 October 19:56

FULL-TIME: Bafana Bafana 1-0 Ethiopia

12 October 19:52

90' Four minutes of additional time added on

12 October 19:46

83' Bafana Bafana holding on here with score still 1-0 courtesy of an Ethiopian own goal.

12 October 19:45

PICTURES | Long wait over as Bafana fans grace FNB Stadium
Click to see fans returning to stadiums in SA!

12 October 19:32

70' Ball possession: Bafana Bafana 44% - 56% Ethiopia

12 October 19:26

64' Thabani Zuke replaces Teboho Mokoena. First sub for Bafana Bafana

12 October 19:25

63' Bafana just defending for large periods now as Ethiopia continues to probe. No changes yet by Broos.

12 October 19:17

54' Chance! Makgopa rounds the goalkeeper and his effort is bouncing towards the goal but a brave Ethiopian defender clears the danger on the line!

12 October 19:07

45' Second-half is underway.

Can Ethiopia continue to probe Bafana Bafana or can the home side add to their 1-0 lead?

12 October 18:51

45' HALF-TIME: Bafana Bafana 1-0 Ethiopia

12 October 18:46

39' Williams caught off-guard by a Kabede strike from 30 yards out but the 'keeper punches the ball to safety!

12 October 18:37

31' This a has been a real treat so far. Ethiopia not letting up with Bafana up for the challenge as well. 

12 October 18:34

29' Williams once again with the quick clearance setting up Hlongwane who darts forward with pace and playing a low cross towards the 18th area with Letsoalo rushing onto the ball but skies the chance from close range.

12 October 18:31

24' CHANCE! Ethiopia are finding their rhythm and Kabepe is already hunting down their equaliser and nearly came close. Bafana's defence and midfield are disjointed allowing Ethiopia to use the opening gaps.

Kabede finds himself in the penalty area after receiving the ball and his quick turn and shoot goes narrowly wide. 

12 October 18:24

19' CHANCE! Ethiopia nearly equalises after Nasir plays in Kabede but his initial first strike at goal caught the attention of Williams who easily gloves the ball.

12 October 18:21

16' Mohammod has a go at testing Williams from distancing with a promising hit that just floats over the crossbar.

12 October 18:17

Bafana Bafana take an early lead here courtesy of an own goal by Kabede. A searching corner kick by Maart found the head of Letsoalo but the Ethiopian striker's attempt at clearing the ball went into the back of his own net.

12 October 18:15

11' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

12 October 18:13

7' Interesting to see head coach Hugo Broos use Ngcobo as a holding midfielder in this encounter alongside Maart. 

Mothobo Mvala was not selected as he picked up an injury. 

12 October 18:10

5' A nervy start by South Africa after Ethiopia using the opening minutes to press the home side deep in their own half.

12 October 18:10

Ethiopia XI: F. Gbremikael, Hamid, Tamene, Bayeh, Yusuf, Mohammod, A. Yohannes, Dagnachew, Nasir, Kebede, A. Gebremichael.

Substitutes: Tasew, Tafesse, Panom, Yalew, Endeshaw, D. Yohannes, Gugsa, Menaf, Bekele.

12 October 18:04

1' First half is underway at FNB Stadium ...

12 October 18:00

The teams are out on the pitch with the fans rejoicing in welcoming the players. 

After 18 months, supporters have returned to the stadiums! 

Absolute scenes ... 

12 October 17:24

Bafana Bafana XI: Williams, Mobbie, Xulu, De Reuck, Mashego, Ngcobo, Maart, Hlongwane, Mokoena, Letsoalo, Makgopa.

Substitutes: Mothwa, Bvuma, Hlanti, Fleurs, Zuke, Blom, Donn, Brooks, Kutumela, Mabasa.

12 October 15:07

Message of support from Bafana Bafana star man Percy Tau who is not part of the 23-man squad as he nurtures himself back to full strength!

12 October 14:22

Bafana coach says they 'won’t have the mentality of Ethiopia being an easy game'
Full story!

12 October 14:22

Mvala, Mokoena making the most of their Bafana Bafana chances
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12 October 14:21

Fans returning to stadiums bodes well for Covid-19 vaxxing messaging
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12 October 14:21

Bafana tickets sell out fast as fans eager for stadium return
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12 October 14:19

Head coach Hugo Broos and the rest of the Bafana Bafana squad returned to South Africa on Sunday after a 3-1 victory in the away leg in Ethiopia on Saturday.

South Africa (7 points) remain in first place in Group G ahead of second-place Ghana (6) after the Black Stars' win over last-place Zimbabwe on the same day.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia remain in third position with three points after three games ahead of the return leg in South Africa at FNB Stadium.

12 October 14:16

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