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2018 World Cup Qualifier Report: Bafana Bafana v Burkina Faso 07 October 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 07, 2017 04:56 PM

2018 World Cup Qualifier 

Result: Bafana Bafana 3-1 Burkina Faso 

Date: 07 October 2017

Venue: FNB Stadium

Bafana Bafana maintained their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 win over Burkina Faso.

The hosts took the lead inside the first minute when Percy Tau's header was adjudged to have crossed the line by the assistant referee.

The visitors started enjoying most of the possession and they nearly leveled matters after 11 minutes but Issoufa Ouattara's close-range shot was deflected wide by Clayton Daniels.

The game opened up after 25 minutes with both sides signalling their intent to attack.

However, it was Bafana who doubled their lead in the 36th minute as Themba Zwane broke through on goal and calmly slotted past goalkeeper Steeve Yago.

When it looked as if Bafana were heading into the break with a two-goal lead, Tau turned provider to pick out Sibusiso Vilakazi, who made no mistake from six-yards out to get the home side's third goal.

Zwane had a great chance to extend Bafana's advantage shortly after the halftime break as the Mamelodi Sundowns winger skipped past two challenges before firing wide with only Yago to beat.
 
Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was finally called into action after 54 minutes as he rushed off his line to thwart Bertrand Traore in the box.
 
Tau was proving to be a real menace as he carved out a chance for Vilakazi in the box, but the latter sent his effort wide of the upright on 60 minutes.
 
Bafana were dealt a blow after 66 minutes when Bongani Zungu was shown a straight red card after a scuffle broke out in the middle of the park.
 
With the hosts down to 10 men, Stuart Baxter opted to withdraw Andile Jali for Sundowns midfielder Hlompho Kekana for the final 20 minutes.
 
Burkina Faso, meanwhile, hardly threatened Khune's goal from open play despite having the numerical advantage.
 
The visitors did eventually pull a goal back in the 86th minute courtesy of a superb free-kick from Alain Traore that left Khune with no chance.
 
That was the final piece of action in the encounter, as the score remained 3-1 as the referee brought an end to the second half.
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Bafana: Khune (c), Mkhize, Hlanti, Gould, Daniels, Zungu, Mokotjo, Zwane, Vilakazi (Manyama 81'), Jali (Kekana 70'), Tau.
 
Burkina: Yago, Kone Bakary, Malo, Nakoulma, A. Traore, Ouattara (Diawarra 75'), Koffi, Kabore, B. Traore (Aziz Ki 68'), Bayala (Bance 36'), Toure.


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Danko Joined: 17 Jun 2015
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Danko Oct 09, 2017 09:34 PM
WHAT HOPES? ITS ALL ABOUT FORMALITIES OF FIFA RULES
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The sky #$ Oct 09, 2017 02:16 PM
Welcome to Bafana, but Khune must not be carried away cos on the 17th the same players are going to put 4 against you and your weak teammates
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llumadi Oct 09, 2017 11:13 AM
Thanks to Downs Trio
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cmawa Oct 09, 2017 09:03 AM
Cup specialists , the mighty Amakhosi. Well done boys. the future looks bright . I see even in your MDC team.
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kzorog Oct 09, 2017 09:02 AM
Sundows players + khune = bafana
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Sundowner Oct 08, 2017 09:35 PM
All scorers were from Sundowns, Tau, Zwayne, CapdeVilla.....
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Sundowner Oct 08, 2017 09:34 PM
Next games against Senegal should be played at Soccer City because of the high altitude. Even though fans don't come in numbers we should play there.
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Sundowner Oct 08, 2017 09:32 PM
The sky
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soccer Yemi Oct 08, 2017 08:01 PM
Super Bafana Bafana. Well done
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S@ Velley thabane Oct 08, 2017 07:27 PM
,@mokotjo play a nyc gam
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T33K@Y Oct 08, 2017 06:38 PM
Well done boyz letz focus on Senegal, wish u luck goin 4rwd.....#kby4lyf
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fisto vs zebraditor Oct 08, 2017 05:00 PM
Bafana still need more Sundowns players if bafana want to succed
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The Wõrsē Oct 08, 2017 01:30 PM
Well done boys
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khanyefanie Oct 08, 2017 12:42 PM
Well done Cowfana Cowfana..
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lejapapii Oct 08, 2017 12:09 PM
Well-done boys
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lejapapii Oct 08, 2017 12:09 PM
Well-done boys
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lejapapii Oct 08, 2017 12:09 PM
Well-done boys
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lejapapii Oct 08, 2017 12:09 PM
Well-done boys
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Star is the limit Oct 08, 2017 10:13 AM
Credits must be given to the boys they played like a hungry team
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Michaeltshigama Oct 08, 2017 09:44 AM
Let's hope that the boys will score a lot of goals against Senegal

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