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FT | World Cup qualifier: Bafana Bafana 3-1 Ethiopia

FT | World Cup qualifier: Bafana Bafana 3-1 Ethiopia
Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Gallo Images)
Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Gallo Images)
  • Saturday, 9 October: Ethiopia v Bafana Bafana, Bahir Dar Stadium - 15:00 (SA time)
  • Tuesday, 12 October: Bafana Bafana v Ethiopia, FNB Stadium - 18:00


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09 Oct 2021

Williams' goalkeeping heroics saves Bafana Bafana in important victory over Ethiopia

09 Oct 2021

FULL-TIME!

Ethiopia 1-3 South Africa

Bafana Bafana takes charge of Group G in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier for Qatar.

09 Oct 2021

90' - GOAL! Bafana takes a 3-1 lead and surely seal the tie. Makgopa lobs the keeper after a Letsoalo headed through ball.

09 Oct 2021

90' - Williams screaming at his players to get out and push up higher.

09 Oct 2021

89' - Bafana firmly parking the bus, clearing long.

09 Oct 2021

84' - Ethiopia frantically searching for an equaliser. Bafana holding on. 

09 Oct 2021

83' - YELLOW CARD! Williams booked for SA.

09 Oct 2021

80' - CHANCE! Bafana hit the crossbar from a Makgopa header! The striker almost scored with his first touch of the game.

09 Oct 2021

78' - Bafana substitution: Evidence Makgopa replaces Thabiso Kutumela and Moegamat Maart replaces Ethan Brooks.

09 Oct 2021

75' - YELLOW CARD! Letsoalo booked for SA.

09 Oct 2021

75' - Great ball for Ethan Brooks but the attacking midfielder fails to control it inside the box.

09 Oct 2021

74' - Mvala wins a pressure-relieving free-kick in midfield as Ethiopia try to wrest back control of the game.

09 Oct 2021

71' - GOAL! Bafana reclaims the lead after a long throw creates defensive confusion in the Ethiopian box. Mothobi Mvala pounces with a side-foot shot past the keeper from 6 yards!

09 Oct 2021

69' - More Ethiopian pressure on the Bafana goal. SA helped to get a breather by the ref's whistle.

09 Oct 2021

66' - GOAL! Ethiopia equalise through a stunning Getaneh Kebede free-kick into the top corner that gave Williams no chance.

09 Oct 2021

65' - YELLOW CARD! Kutumela goes into the referee's book for his challenge on Dagnachew.

09 Oct 2021

65' - Free-kick for Ethiopia on the edge of the SA penalty area in a very dangerous position.

09 Oct 2021

60' - CHANCE! De Reuk hits the bar with a header but is flagged for offside. 

09 Oct 2021

59' - Some aerial ping pong as Bafana sit back and try to catch Ethiopia on the break.

09 Oct 2021

56' - Bafana survive two penalty shouts for apparent handballs inside the 18-area ... referee says NO PENALTY! 

09 Oct 2021

54' - SHOT! Dagnachew narrowly misses with another long-range pop.

09 Oct 2021

51' - SHOT! Bafana hit the side netting from a Mokeona shot.

09 Oct 2021

49 ' - Bafana win possession in dangerous areas but don't create a clear chance. Corner awarded ...

09 Oct 2021

45' - Second half under way ...

09 Oct 2021

HALF-TIME

20-year-old Ethiopian goalkeeper Fasil Gebremichael's mistake in letting the ball into the net after a Teboho Mokoena long-range free-kick is the only difference between the two teams at the break.

Ethiopia 0-1 South Africa.

09 Oct 2021

45' - GOAL! Bafana take an unexpected lead from a Teboho Mokoena free-kick, aided by a goalkeeping howler by Fasil Gebremichael!

09 Oct 2021

43' - Williams get a verbal warning for time wasting.

09 Oct 2021

41' - Bafana trying to hold on to half-time, while Ethiopia applies the most pressure late in the half.

09 Oct 2021

38' - SAVE! Williams makes another world-class save to deny Abubeker Nassir again but the offside flag goes up.

09 Oct 2021

36' - SAVE! Williams makes a brilliant reflex save to deny Abubeker Nassir after neat interplay sliced the Bafana defence wide open. The hosts should be 1-0 up. Best chance of the match so far.

09 Oct 2021

34' - Early substitution for the visitors. Victor Letsoalo replaces Tshegofatso Mabasa.

09 Oct 2021

33' - Mashego blocks an Ethiopian opening to prevent danger down the Bafana left flank.

09 Oct 2021

31' - CHANCE! Kutumela narrowly misses the goal after a low shot at the edge of the Ethiopian box.

09 Oct 2021

30' - Bafana's attack breaks down as they try to exploit the right flank through Mobbie again.

09 Oct 2021

27' - Ethiopia enjoying a good spell of possession, spraying neat passes and growing into the game.

09 Oct 2021

26' - SAVE! Williams tips over the bar from a Surafel Dagnachew long-range screamer!

09 Oct 2021

25' - DANGER! Ethiopia keep possession well and put a good ball over the Bafana defence but Williams comes out of his goal and clears.

09 Oct 2021

22' - Mobbie snakes through two defenders but his dangerous pass to Mabasa is cut off.

09 Oct 2021

20' - CHANCE! Bafana fashion another headed chance but Mvala heads well wide from Mobbie's cross.

09 Oct 2021

15' - CHANCE! Surafel Dagnachew blazes over the bar after some neat interplay by Ethiopia inside the Bafana box.

09 Oct 2021

10' - Ethiopia with a long-range shot that sails harmlessly over Williams' goal.

09 Oct 2021

10' - Bafana have a penalty appeal for handball turned down by the referee.

09 Oct 2021

9' - CHANCE! Bafana gets a headed chance inside the Ethiopia box after a deep free-kick. 

09 Oct 2021

5' - Bafana applying early pressure on the hosts, winning the ball high up on the field but unable to fashion a clear scoring opportunity.

09 Oct 2021

Kick-Off at at Bahir Dar Stadium.

2' - Bafana is already on the front foot and camping in the Ethiopia box, fashioning a couple of half-chances and a corner.

09 Oct 2021

A late change to the Bafana starting XI:

Thabiso Kutumela replaces Vincent Pule, who got injured during the warm-up.

08 Oct 2021

Bafana Bafana rookie hoping to use national call up as a stepping stone to Europe

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