The Bafana Bafana versus Liberia match is all set at Orlando Stadium, in Soweto, South Africa.
FINAL SCORE: South Africa 2 – 2 Liberia
Another goal was disallowed from Percy Tau’s stunning free-kick take.
While South Africa went into the match with a high probability of winning the game and has proven this in the first-half action. However, Liberia back in the second half was much stronger.
What an entertaining game, this Friday evening.
South Africa 2 – 2 Liberia
Percy Tau was fouled in the 18-area box, giving Bafana the opportunity of a penalty. Lyle Foster made no mistake by converting it for the first goal with confidence.
Lyle Foster scores the second goal from a set piece or corner kick, giving Bafana the much-needed advantage in the first half.
A substitute from Libera scored from a free-kick minute into the game.
Bafana Starting XI Against Liberia
Here’s the starting line-up for today’s game against Liberia.
Williams (GK), Morena, Mvala, Xulu, Modiba, Le Roux, Mokoena, Zwane, Hlongwane, Tau, Foster.
Substitutions: Maela, Mailula, Mobbie, Timm, Saleng, Goss, Sithole, Mothwa, Lepasa, Kekana, Sibisi, Mayambela
How to Watch the Game
Today’s game will be broadcasted live on the Supersport 202 and SABC 3 channels.
You can also watch the game online at the DsStv now, www.sabcsport.com/tv/live, or the SABC Plus mobile app.
Player Ratings vs Liberia
Bafana coach Hugo Broos has put together an attacking squad to try to obtain the maximum points in today’s encounter.
Overall, South Africa is dominating the home game, not making it easy for the visitors to closer to our goalkeeper.
Here are our (Sport Plus) player ratings analyzed from the first half of the game so far.
Not much is happening on his side as he mostly plays as a sweeper or last defense when they need him to distribute the ball. But also another long ball almost caught him off guard he handled that with ease.
Playing a similar right-wing-back position at Sundowns, when he’s not helping in the defense, he’s always adding numbers in the attacking line. His side was attacked more, creating opportunities in the second half for Liberia.
Always gives his all to the national team and proved this again today with a solid performance. He seems to be struggling a bit against the Liberian striker whenever they compete for the ball.
Mostly does his job quietly and making those important long ball blockages and closes the attacking spaces on behalf of the wing-backs.
Playing a similar left-wing-back position at Sundowns, when he’s not helping in the defense, he’s always adding numbers in the attacking line. But was wasteful in some instances when he couldn’t deliver quality crosses.
Le Roux 5/10
Did a lot of marking and when in possession of the ball, he’d lose it quite cheaply. But also good at issuing those dangerous cross-balls, and shifting play field in the game.
A great defensive midfielder and delivers those needed long balls at the frontline. Always there when the ball is starting from the back.
Zwane (Out) 8/10
A creative maestro, linking so well, the defensive midfielders and strikers. He seems to be playing a little bit deep, collecting the ball due to not enough delivery from the support players.
Hlongwane (Out) 6.7/10
Fantastic attacking player, with a great combination play between Zwane and Tau. He’s too involved in the game so far, but hopefully, more balls will be shared along his side of the field.
A high presser, giving the Liberia defense no chance to relax, thereby creating attacking and scoring opportunities for other players.
Super striker, scoring a brace or two goals so far in the first half of this game.
Sithole (in) 7/10
Sithole brought more life to the attacking midfield for South Africa.
Saleng (in) 5/10
Saleng came in for Hlongwane and already facing a similar situation with fewer engagements on the ball. Really good on the ball, taking the defenders one on one.