Tuesday Sep 05, 2017. 21:02
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Group D match between South Africa and Cape Verde at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
South Africa XI: Sandilands, Gould, Hlatshwayo, Hlanti, Mphahlele, Furman, Kekana, Zwane, Dolly, Grobler, Rantie.
Cape Verde XI: Dias, Tiago, Pereira, Santos, Da Cruz, Rodrigues, Soares, Rocha, Carlos, Mendes, Tavares.
FULL-TIME: South Africa 1-2 Cape Verde.
94' - Cape Verde sub: Admar IN, Rodrigues OUT.
The fourth official has added four minutes.
89' - GOAL! South Africa 1-2 Cape Verde. Jali beats Vozinha with a powerful low shot.
85' - Cape Verde sub: Totti IN, Mendes OUT.
South Africa are pressing Cape Verde, but the Blue Sharks defence has been solid in the second-half.
77' - South Africa sub: Tau IN, Kekana OUT.
Cape Verde sub: Platini IN, Tavares OUT.
South Africa coach Stuart Baxter is about to introduce attack-minded Tau
with Cape Verde defending in numbers.
Play is stopped as Cape Verde defender Stopira
is down injured.
66' - GOAL! South Africa 0-2 Cape Verde. Rodrigues cuts inside and he beats Sandilands with a thunderous long range effort.
South Africa sub: Jali IN, Grobler OUT.
CHANCE! Cape Verde attacker Mendes
beats two South Africa defenders, but he fires over the crossbar.
South Africa are trailing 1-0 against Cape Verde as we reach the hour-mark here in Durban.
56' - South Africa sub: Manyama IN, Zwane OUT.
CHANCE! South Africa striker Grobler heads straight into Cape Verde keeper Vozinha's hands as the hosts look to respond with a goal.
51' - GOAL! South Africa 0-1 Cape Verde. Rodrigues fires past Sandilands with a powerful effort from a free-kick.
South Africa striker Rantie
unleashes a powerful shot which narrowly misses the target as the hosts search for the opening goal.
The second-half is underway.
HALF-TIME: South Africa 0-0 Cape Verde.
The fourth official has added two minutes.
CHANCE! Cape Verde defender Stopira's
heads wide of the target with the Bafana defence caught ball watching.
South Africa striker Rantie
is fouled near the Cape Verde box and Kekana
fires the resultant free-kick just over the crossbar as the home side press the Blue Sharks.
Cape Verde midfielder Mendes
forces shot-stopper Sandilands
into a save and at the other end, goalkeeper Vozinha
denies South Africa striker Grobler.
Bafana's long-range specialist Kekana
tries his luck from range, but his effort sails over the crossbar.
Bafana Bafana combine nicely on the edge of the Blue Sharks box, but Dolly
CLOSE! Cape Verde midfielder Mendes
tries to beat South Africa keeper Sandilands
from range, but his effort goes just over the crossbar.
CHANCE! End-to-end stuff as the ball falls kindly for South Africa striker Rantie
in the Cape Verde box, but he fires wide of the target.
CHANCE! Cape Verde midfielder Rocha's
effort goes straight into South Africa goalkeeper Sandilands
' hands as the visitors threaten first.
The match is underway.