Russia 2018: South Africa Shock Senegal; Uganda Edge Congo

Russia 2018: South Africa Shock Senegal; Uganda Edge Congo

By Adeboye Amosu:

Bafana Bafana of South Africa recorded a shocking  2-1 win against Senegal in their Group D fixture at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.


It was Shakes Mashaba's side  first win in the group.

Thulani Hlatswhayo puts Bafana Bafana ahead from the spot  two minutes from the break, while Thulani Serero doubled the advantage on the dot of half time.

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The visitors upped the ante after the break and got a lifeline when Cheikh N'Doye scrambled the ball home in the 76th minute.

The Teranga Lions were however unable to find the equaliser in  the remaining parts of the game and have now lost their first game in the group.

South Africa who drew 1-1 against Burkina Faso in their opening fixture in the group now occupy top position with four points. Senegal now sit in second place with three points.

Cape Verde will host Senegal in the group game later on Saturday.

At the Nelson Mandela Stadium, Kampala, Uganda also beat Congo 1-0 to shot to top position in Group E.

Farouk Miya scored the winning goal on I8 minutes.

The Cranes who drew 0-0 against Ghana in their first game occupy first position with four points.

Congo are now without a point in the group having losing their first game 2-1 against Egypt.

Egypt will host Ghana in the group other game on Sunday night in Alexandria.

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