AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Seychelles Hold Bafana In Victoria, Bag First Point
The Bafana Bafana of South Africa played out a goalless draw away to Seychelles in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group E clash at the Stade Linite in Victoria, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
It was the second time Bafana were held to a goalless draw in four games in group E. The first was in their home match against Libya.
The Bafana Bafana who outclassed Seychelles in the first leg tie 6-0 at the FNB Stadium Johannesburg had their first real chance in the 9th minute when Dino Ndlovu managed to head a cross back across the face of goal only for the ball to evade Lebo Mothiba.
The Bafana Bafana continued to dominate and created more chances in the 26th and 28th minutes through the Percy Tau and Lebo Mothiba, but their efforts were saved by the Seychelles goalkeeper Jerome Dingwall.
Ndlovu also carved out another chance in the 31st minute, but his shot was deflected wide.
South Africa enjoyed a lion’s share of the possession at the start of the second half, dominating play. And it was Mothiba again who hit the crossbar two minutes after the restart as the the Ephraim Mashaba’s men mounted more pressure to score.
They finally found the back of the net in the 54th minute after Dingwall was beaten from close range, but the referee ruled it eout for offside.
Another chance followed in the 68th minute but this time Modiba could only scuff his shot wide of the posts.
South Africa, who gained one point from the fixture maintain their lead at the top of Group E with eight points.
The other fixture in the group will see Libya take on Nigeria in Sfax Tunisia tonight.