Sibusiso Vilakazi of South Africa during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
Friday Sep 02, 2016. 21:00
Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier between South Africa and Mauritania from the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
Khune; Mobara, Mphahlele, Hlatshwayo, Langerman - Jali, Kekana (Furman 67'), Makola, Modiba - Vilakazi (Motupa 83'), Gabuza (Rantie 60')
Souleymane (Boubacar 46'); Wade, N'Diaye, Sally, Camara - Guideye (Gueye 72'), Yaly, El Id (Denna 64') - Khalil, Bagili, Diakhite
Full-Time: South Africa 1-1 Mauritania
Four minutes added and Boubacar is now booked for time wasting.
CHANCE! Hlatshwayo flashes his header wide...now Boubacar is on the floor.
Into the final 10 minutes, Mauritania holding firm despite playing with 10-men.
Yellow card - Furman; game heating up in the final exchanges with South Africa chasing the winning goal, Mauritania happy to slow the game down.
Red card - Diakhite reduced to 10-men; silly foul by the forward and he receives his marching orders.
Yellow card - Guideye
CHANCE! Great defending by Camara to deny Rantie from close range - the Mauritanian defender quick to the ball after Vilakazi beat the offside trap.
Easy take for Boubacar from a Makola free-kick. South Africa have introduced Tokelo Rantie as they go in search of the winner. Furman also about to come on.
Yellow card - Sally
Yellow card - Kekana
PENALTY MISS! Gabuza misses from 12 yards after Wade was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the area.
Kekana puts the ball into the back of the net, but he was in an offside position.
CHANCE! Ball floated into the area, but somehow both Vilakazi and Gabuza miss the ball. South Africa eager to test 18-year-old Boubacar.
Second-half has kicked off
Half-Time: South Africa 1-1 Mauritania
CHANCE! Ball falls favourable for Gabuza who gets on the end of the ball, but Souleymane is quick off his line to clear from danger - the goalkeeper looks to have hurt himself and will be a doubt to resume the game.
Two minutes added
Yellow card - Diakhite
Kekana lets fly from range, but the ball was always sailing over - to the relief of Souleymane who would have surely watched the Sundowns skipper bang in arguably the goal of the qualifiers away to Cameroon.
Half-hour played in Nelspruit, South Africa finding their rhythm as they go in search of the lead before the half-time break.
Yellow card - Wade
26' - GOAL!
From the resulting corner-kick, Kekana nods home from close range with the goalkeeper slow to get off his line.
SAVE! Space opens up for Makola who shifts the ball onto his left-foot, but Souleymane is up to the task - makes a good save.
Bafana Bafana bossing position at the moment, but with little avail. Mauritania very disciplined in defence.
17' - GOAL!
Guideye opens the scoring for Muaritania, 1-0 - swift counter-attack ends with the midfielder guiding the ball in the back of the net from the edge of the area.
Yellow card - Langerman
Mobara surges down the right flank and tries to pick out Gabuza, but Sally is well positioned to clear from danger. Resulting corner-kick comes to nothing with Hlatshwayo guilty of committing a foul.
CHANCE! Ball falls to Mpho Makola at the far post from a Langerman cross, but Mauritania do well to clear their lines.
Early set-piece for Bafana Bafana comes to nothing as Langerman gives commits a foul on the far side of the park.
- Players are out on the park, kick-off imminent.
- Only a second cap for Mphahlele tonight, Hlatshwayo captains Bafana Bafana despite Khune starting in goal. Afcon qualifying debut for new SuperSport United recruit Modiba - Mobara at right-back and Gabuza starts despite limited game time for Orlando Pirates.
- Mauritania missing a few key players, but are still expected to give South Africa a tough time in the Mpumalanga province.