Action as it happened: WCQ Grp G – South Africa vs Zimbabwe

Follow our live coverage of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, Group G – Matchday 5 encounter between South Africa and Zimbabwe at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

South Africa 1-0 Zimbabwe


92′ SA Sub:

90′ Three minutes added.

90′ Big Chance!!! Mhari makes a finger-tip save to deny a ferocious strike from Hlongwane. The ball is further stopped by the post before the keeper makes a safe catch.

88′ Lakay turns in markers and gets some space. He goes for goal from a range but his shot is wide.

84′ Zim Sub: Antonio, Madhananga replace Nakamba, Billiat.

82′ Dolly tries from the range but his effort takes a deflection and goes out for a corner kick.

78′ SA Sub: Brooks replaces Tau.

76′ A promising move by Zim ends in a miss. Mutizwa squares the ball to Nakamba who is late and blasts his effort over from just outside the box.

68′ The corner kick is taken long by Khama, Mutizwa connects but heads wide.

67′ Wadi dispossesses his opponent and runs into the box before squaring the ball to Khama who makes another pass to Mutizwa. SA recover and are back in numbers to defend. The promising move collapses as Mahachi is forced wide though he wins a coner kick.

64′ The corner kick is taken short and Mhari makes another tip over save to deny a header.

63′ Mhari makes a great save as he tips over Dolly’s long range strike from the edge of the box. Corner kick to SA.

62′ SA Sub: Lakay replaces Makgopa.

60′ Zim Sub Mutizwa replaces David Moyo.

60′ Yellow Card to Phete (SA).

56′ Yellow Card to Nakamba (Zim).

55′ Zim Sub: Mahachi replaces Sarupinda.

50′ Khama beats his markers on the edge of the box, threads the ball to Moyo who finds an unmarked Sarupinda. Sarupinda misses the target from four yards out as he blasts over. It’s an outrageous miss, but he is offside anywhere.

48′ Galloway makes a crucial flick to clear the danger. Corner kick to SA, cleared.

47′ Khama takes the free kick and sends the ball into the box. Williams comes out and collects the ball.

46′ Yellow card to Mashego (SA).

46′ Wadi beats his two markers as he goes for a goal. He is pulled down by Mashego and he wins freekick.


45′ One minute added.

40′ Zim with a patient build-up. Sarupinda tries a diagonal pass to Wadi, but the ball is too heavy and it goes out.

34′ Wadi wins a freekick from some 30 yards out. He takes it into the box but Moyo is beaten to the ball and fails to connect it first.

32′ Billiat links up well with the overlapping Kangwa, who sends in a good low cross to Moyo. A well timed interception thwarts the danger.

28′ Kangwa makes a crucial interception to dispossess Hlongwane who had aimed for the goal. Corner kick to SA, the ball finds no takers, Zim clears.

26′ Goal!!! Dolly sends in a beautiful cross from the right flank and Mokoena rises high to heads in and beats Mhari. 1-0 to SA.

21′ Kangwa with heavy challenge on Tau. He is penalised and SA gets a freekick from some 35 yards out. The set-piece is taken and is a dangerous one into the box. Mhari comes out and punches it away.

18′ Moyo breaks away but gets too wide from the goal. He tries to send in the ball back into danger, Khama misses it and SA clears.

20′ Dolly and Tau linking up well on the right flank, causing all sorts of problems for Zim.

16′ Wadi picks up a stray pass and makes a short run before trying a shot at goal. His effort is tame and wide. No problem for Williams .

13′ Tau breaks into the box, beating off Kangwa but Takwara comes in with a strong sliding tackle to thwart the danger. Goalkick to Zim.

12′ Galloway makes a heavy touch on the near the centre and loses possession, SA on attack and Dolly sends in a dangerous cross, Mhari does well to save the ball but makes a spill on his initial stop.

11′ Dolly with a through pass to Hlongwane but is late to get to the ball first and Mhari collects.

8′ Wadi threads in a dangerous through ball from just outside the box but Khama reacts slowly and the ball goes out for a goalkick.

6′ A nice quick build-up from the back as Takwara, Chimwemwe and Moyo links up but Wadi who is at the end of the run is penalised for handball inside SA’s half.

3′ Madzogwe stomps on Mokoena as he tries to clear the ball. He is penalised and SA gets a freekick inside Zim’s half. The ball is crossed into the box but gets no takers. Goalkick!!!

1′ Kick-Off!!!

Bafana XI: R. Williams (c), S. Mobbie, N. Ngcobo, R. De Reuck, T. Mashego, T. Phete, T. Mokoena, K. Dolly, B. Hlongwane, P. Tau, E. Makgopa.

Warriors XI: P. Mhari, B. Galloway, G. Takwara, T. Chimwemwe, B. Kangwa, M. Nakamba, K. Madzongwe, B. Sarupinda, K. Billiat (c), D. Moyo, I. Wadi.

Referee: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)
1st Assistant: Khalil Hassani (Tunisia)
2nd Assistant: Jridi Faouz (Tunisia)
4th Official: Mohamed Yousri Bouali (Tunisia)


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