2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: South Africa 1-2 Cape Verde - As It Happened

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: South Africa 1-2 Cape Verde - As It Happened
Keegan Dolly

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Sep 05, 2017. 21:07

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.

Line-ups:

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.


Commentary:

FULL-TIME: South Africa 1-2 Cape Verde.

94' - Cape Verde sub: Admar IN, Rodrigues OUT.

90' - 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.

80' - 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.

75' - South Africa coach Stuart Baxter is about to introduce attack-minded Tau with Cape Verde defending in numbers.

70' - 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.

65' - CHANCE! Cape Verde attacker Mendes beats two South Africa defenders, but he fires over the crossbar.

60' - 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.

55' - 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.

50' - South Africa striker Rantie unleashes a powerful shot which narrowly misses the target as the hosts search for the opening goal.

46' - The second-half is underway.

HALF-TIME: South Africa 0-0 Cape Verde.

45' - The fourth official has added two minutes.

40' - CHANCE! Cape Verde defender Stopira's heads wide of the target with the Bafana defence caught ball watching.

35' - 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.

30' - Cape Verde midfielder Mendes forces shot-stopper Sandilands into a save and at the other end, goalkeeper Vozinha denies South Africa striker Grobler.

25' - Bafana's long-range specialist Kekana tries his luck from range, but his effort sails over the crossbar.

20' - Bafana Bafana combine nicely on the edge of the Blue Sharks box, but Dolly loses possession.

15' - CLOSE! Cape Verde midfielder Mendes tries to beat South Africa keeper Sandilands from range, but his effort goes just over the crossbar.

10' - 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.

5' - CHANCE! Cape Verde midfielder Rocha's effort goes straight into South Africa goalkeeper Sandilands' hands as the visitors threaten first.

1' - The match is underway.



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