South Africa lost their first game in the 2021 Nations Cup qualifiers to Ghana last Thursday evening at the Cape Coast Stadium, and were hoping to bounce back strongly against Sudan at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Before this game, a win for South Africa would not only get them back to winning ways but would also see the Bafana Bafana claim their first three points in the AFCON qualifiers.
Boss Molefi Ntseki missed the services of Amiens midfielder Bongani Zungu due to a sustained injury in the game against Ghana in Cape Coast. However, Ntseki kept faith in Ronwen Williams, Thapelo Morena , Sfiso Hlanti , Erick Mathoho, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Kamohelo Mokotjo , Dean Furman , Lebohang Phiri , Percy Tau , Thulani Serero as Lebo Mothiba.
Aboeshren got the nod in posts for Sudan as Atahir Mohamed, Shareif, Abdelrahman, Hamid led the Sudan’s eleven against the Bafana Bafana on Sunday afternoon.
First-half strike from Lebohang Phiri ensured South Africa were leading Sudan by a goal to nil at the end of the first half. South Africa missed a couple of decent chances early in the first half which could have seen them lead the North African’s 2 or 3 goals before the end of the first half.
Sudan looked very dangerous early in the second half, producing some swift counter-attacks but Bafana Bafana were able to deal with those attacks. South Africa doubled their lead on the 82’ minute but Grobler’s strike was ruled out for offside.
South Africa have recorded their first three points in group C of Cameroon 2021 AFCON qualifiers. Sao Tome and Principe host Ghana in the other qualifying group game.