Bafana Bafana extended their unbeaten streak in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign after playing to a disappointing 0-0 draw against Seychelles on Tuesday afternoon.
Stuart Baxter’s men went into the clash with their tails up after securing a record 6-0 victory against the same side at the FNB Stadium over the weekend.
Despite large spells of dominance throughout the clash, the visitors failed to muster a goal and will be disappointed to share the spoils with the minnows.
Itumeleng Khune – 7/10
It proved another quiet day at the office for the Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper, who was actually put under more pressure this time – particularly in the opening exchanges of the clash.
Ramahlwe Mphahlele – 6.5/10
Had a solid game in all aspects. Didn’t do as much attacking as he did at the FNB Stadium, however he needs to work on his crossing.
Thulani Hlathswayo – 7/10
Kept it simple and did well too thwart the threat of the Seychelles attack with his physicality and robust style of play.
Buhle Mkhwanazi -6/10
Formed an excellent partnership with Tyson in the heart of the defence and showed his excellent reading of the game, making a number of timely tackles.
Sifiso Hlanti- 6/10
Solid game in both attack and defence. Whipped in a number of telling crosses to the area, which was not capitalised upon.
Dean Furman – 6/10
He was everywhere in midfield and was largely responsible for breaking up the opposition play. The SuperSport captain almost grabbed a skate winner with a stunning long range effort.
Kamohelo Mokotjo 6.5/10
Showed his composure on the ball and his excellent ability to destroy play, but lacked that much needed bite in the final third. Often, sat too deep.
Lebohang Maboe – 5/10
He had a better first half than he did a second and was part of numerous attacks going forward, but struggled with his final ball into the area. Was replaced by Modibain the second half.
Percy Tau – 5/10
Tau was a livewire for South Africa on the right flank, who got better with time as the game went on. Much like in the first game, the former Mamelodi Sundowns star formed a dangerous attacking duo with Mothiba upfront. Both players were guilty of missing easy chances.
Lebogang Mothiba – 5/10
Mothiba had the best chances of the game to hand Bafana the win, but failed to bury his efforts in front of goal under no pressure.
Dino Ndlovu – 7/10
The striker made his physical presence known on the pitch a displaying his quality and versatility by setting up a few chances in the final third. Came close to scoring a second goal in two games for the national team.
Aubrey Modiba – 4/10
Could have been the hero for South Africa following his introduction for Lebogang Maboe in the second-half, however the SuperSport United man squandered the best two opportunities of the game.