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Bafana Bafana 2-0 win over Nigeria Goals by Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau

2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Report: Nigeria v South Africa 10 June 2017

019 Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifier 
Result: Nigeria 0-2 South Africa 
Date: 10 June 2017
Venue: Godswill Akpabio International Stadium
Bafana Bafana got their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign off to a winning start, after claiming a 2-0 win over Nigeria in Uyo.
Bafana eventually broke the deadlock 10 minutes into the second half, as Ramahlwe Mphahlele picked out Tokelo Rantie, who headed past Daniel Akpeyi.
Bafana should have doubled their lead in the 70th minute, as Rantie played in Zwane, who rattled the upright from close range.
Nigeria nearly leveled matters in the 78th minute, but Dean Furman got back in time to clear Etebo's effort off the line.
Percy Tau was introduced in the 80th minutes and he doubled Bafana's lead with his first touch as he rounded Akpeyi and slotted into an empty net.
Baxter's charges managed to see out the closing stages to keep a clean sheet and secure three points.
Here's how they lined up:
Nigeria: Akpeyi; Shehu, Awaziem, Ekong, Elderson; Onazi, Ndidi, Etebo; Simon, Iwobi (Musa 60'), Iheanacho.
Bafana: Khune, Mphahlele, Langerman, Mathoho, Hlatshwayo (c), Furman, Zungu, Zwane, Dolly, Vilakazi (Manyama 64'), Rantie (Tau 80')
Simon Mkhize

Simon Mkhize

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