Thursday, 08 October 2020 20:27


Image: Safa/twitter.

Bafana Bafana are held to a 1-1 draw by a resilient Brave Warriors side in their maiden match since November 2019.

Luther Singh got his first official goal for Bafana after right winger Keegan Dolly fed a loose to Kermit Erasmus who laid a good pass to Singh to beat Virgil Vries, the Moroka Swallows goalkeeper, in Namibia’s goal.

Bafana could have been punished by Mamelodi Sundowns-bound Namibia striker Peter Shalulile who got better of debutant Thibang Phete only see his strike going wide off Ronwen Williams post on the stroke of half time.

The Brave Warriors drew level on 55 minutes when Absalom Limbandi controlled a looping ball from the shoulder of the area to blast through the legs of Bafana goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.

In the end there’s little that Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki will enthuse about when looking back at this match as his team looked more and more disjointed and vulnerable at the back as he made several changes in the second half.

They are set to take on Zambia in another international friendly match on Sunday.

Starting line-ups:

Bafana: Williams, Mobara, Maela, Phete, Lebusa, Mvala, Sithebe, Nodada, Dolly, Singh,  Erasmus

Subs: Goss, Hlanti, Madisha, Frosler,  Mokoena, Shitolo, Kutumela, Foster, Tau

Namibia: Vries, Horaeb, Ngaruka, Martin, Gebhardt, Limbondi, Fredericks, Handura, Guriab, Isaak, Shalulile