Friday Sep 01, 2017. 22:19
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Group D match between Cape Verde and South Africa at the Estadio Nacional de Cabo de Verde in Praia.
Cape Verde XI: Dias. Almeida, Stopira, Rodrigues, Vally, Soares, Rocha, Babanco, Fernandes, Tavares, Mendes.
South Africa XI: Williams, Langerman, Mathoho, Hlatshwayo, Mphahlele, Furman, Zungu, Dolly, Zwane, Manyama, Rantie.
That’s all from the Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde where we saw Cape Verde beat South Africa for the first time and also record their maiden victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Please joins us again next time. Cheers!
FULL-TIME: Cape Verde 2-1 South Africa.
90′ – Three minutes added by the fourth official.
85′ – CHANCE! Mphahlele’s cross finds his Bafana teammate in the Cape Verde box, but the latter heads wide of the target.
80′ – Ten minutes left on the clock for Bafana to grab a late equalizer against the Blue Sharks.
79′ – South Africa sub: Tau IN, Rantie OUT.
78′ – Cape Verde sub: Da Cruz IN, Rocha OUT.
75′ – CHANCE! Cape Verde striker Tavares is sent through on goal, but South Africa keeper Williams produces a great save to deny him.
70′ – The Blue Sharks are now looking to take advantage of their numerical advantage.
67′ – RED CARD: South Africa defender Mathoho is sent off after committing a dangerous tackle on Ponck.
65′ – Cape Verde sub: Platini IN, Fernandes OUT.
61′ – South Africa sub: Mokotjo IN, Zungu OUT.
60′ – Cape Verde are still leading 2-1 as we reach the hour-mark.
55′ – South Africa striker Grobler announces his arrival by fouling Cape Verde defender Ponck as the visitors look to restore parity.
53′ – South Africa sub: Grobler IN, Manyama OUT.
50′ – Bafana combine nicely in the Blue Sharks box, but Zwane’s low cross is cleared away by Ponck.
46′ – The second-half is underway.
HALF-TIME: Cape Verde 2-1 South Africa.
45′ – The fourth official has added one minute.
40′ – CHANCE! Bafana keeper Williams fails to hold on to a free-kick, but Cape Verde fail to capitalize.
37′ – GOAL! Cape Verde 2-1 South Africa. Rocha fires home from the spot-kick.
36′ – PENALTY for Cape Verde! Mendes is fouled in the Bafana box by Furman.
35′ – The momentum is with the Blue Sharks, who are knocking the ball around as they look to take the lead for the first time.
33′ – GOAL! Cape Verde 1-1 South Africa. Rocha fires home following a good build up by the hosts.
30′ – It is still 1-0 to Bafana as we reach the half-hour mark here at the Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde.
25′ – Cape Verde’s creative midfielder Mendes tries to play a through pass, but South Africa captain Hlatshwayo clears the ball away.
20′ – The hosts are still looking to penetrate the Bafana defence which has been solid thus far with Hlatshwayo marshaling the backline.
17′ – Cape Verde sub: Pereira IN, Monteiro OUT.
15′ – The Blue Sharks are about to make a change as Monteiro is down injured.
13′ – GOAL! Cape Verde 0-1 South Africa. Rantie breaks the deadlock against the run of play.
10′ – Cape Verde full-back Almeida makes a good run into the South Africa box, but his cross goes out for a throw in.
5′ – The Blue Sharks are pressing Bafana Bafana in the early stages of the match.
1′ – The match is underway.