As it happened– Mauritius v South Africa, CHAN qualifier

As it happened– Mauritius v South Africa, CHAN qualifier
Wandisile Letlabika of South Africa is held back by Nick Jeffrey Obrian Curpanen of Mauritius during the CHAN Qualifier match between South Africa and Mauritius on 20 June 2015 at Dobsonville Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Jul 05, 2015. 12:39

Welcome to AfricanFootball’s wrap of the 2016 African Nations Championship Southern Zone preliminary round second leg qualifier between Mauritius and South Africa.

Bafana Bafana led 3-0 from the first leg in Soweto last month and completed a 2-0 victory at the Anjalay Stadium to make it 5-0 across the two matches. They will face Angola in the final round of qualification in October later this year.

Here are the match events as they happened:

90+3' - Full time - Mauritius 0-2 South Africa - It ends 2-0 to Bafana Bafana, and 5-0 on aggregate. They will face Angola in the next round, with a place at Rwanda 2016 up for grabs.

88' - SA substitution - Monare replaces Masango for the visitors' final change.

84' - GOAL! Mauritus 0-2 South Africa - Letlabika scores a lovely goal after combining with Mabena, finding the back of the net with a low shot after a powerful run through the middle of the defence!

81' - Less than 10 minutes to play now, South Africa are 4-0 up on aggregate and set to face Angola in the next round of qualifiers.

75' - SA substitution - Mnyamane replaces Gabuza up front for Bafana Bafana.

69' - GOAL! Mauritius 0-1 South Africa - Finally the deadlock is broken, Masango's deflected effort from a free kick finds its way into the back of the net and Bafana Bafana lead!

67' - Fantastic save from goalkeeper Louis to keep out a strike from Twala!

63' - SA substitution - Mabena replaces Ntshangase up front for the visitors.

61' - Twala shoots from the edge of the box... off the underside of the crossbar! So close to the opening goal.

60' - A couple of chances in quick succession for Mauritius, but their attackers lack the confidence to find the net.

55' - Ten minutes into the second half, and it's much the same story as the first: South Africa on top, the hosts looking to hit on the counter.

46' - Back underway in the second half, no substitutions from either side at the break.

45+1' - Half time - Mauritius 0-0 South Africa.

42' - Much better from Bafana and Gabuza shoots just wide of the goalkeeper's right-hand post with an effort from the 'D' of the box.

39' - Nyatama with a long-range shot, but it's way off target. Bafana continue to underwhelm...

30' - Bafana Bafana are unable to put together the kind of combination play they would like, and Mauritius are gradually growing in confidence.

23' - Midway through the first half, still goalless between Mauritius and South Africa.

18' - Corner kick for SA and the cross causes some confusion in the Mauritian defence before they eventually get the ball clear.

14' - A worry for Bafana as Gabuza stays down after picking up a knock, but he's soon back on his feet and okay to play on.

9' - Comfortable dominance from South Africa, though they have yet to really test the home side's goalkeeper.

2' - Yellow card - A Mauritius defender receives an early caution for a late challenge.

1' - Kick-off - We are underway, with Mauritius wearing red and white, while SA are in yellow and green. Masango with a long-range shot that is off target, early effort from the visitors.

South Africa: Khune, Letlabika, Gumede, Mngonyama, Nonyane, Twala, Motupa, Nyatama, Masango, Gabuza, Ntshangase



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