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Score Update: Bafana 0-0 Eswatini in the first half.

In a top-of-the-table COSAFA Cup Group A match versus Eswatini, Bafana Bafana is goalless at halftime. 

Following his heroics off the bench against Botswana, Kagiso Malinga started from the start for the hosts, while Eswatini remained unchanged from their opening day triumph over Lesotho. 

The side of Eswatini started brightly in extremely windy conditions with a low rasping strike from Justice Figuareido from a short-corner, but the threat was eventually avoided.

After a through pass from Sphelele Mkhulise, Bafana came alive in the last quarter with a snap effort from a tight angle by Ethan Brooks. 


A free-kick from Felix Badenhorst on the edge of the box brushed the top of the crossbar by a few inches, giving Sihlangu Semnikati a scare of their own a few minutes later. 


That was Badenhorst's final act, as a second booking for a wild challenge on Mkhulise earned him a red card just before halftime. 


Confirmed line-ups:

Bafana: Mothwa, Mobbie, De Reuck, Mphahlele, Mkhulise, Phohlongo, Saleng, Brooks, Sithebe, Dube, Malinga

Subs: Vyver, Ngobeni, Maart, Sibanyoni.

Eswatini: Dlamini, Msibi, Mkhwanazi, Mamba, Magagula, Mabelesa, Khethokhule, Figareido, Badenhorst, F. Mamba, Ndzinisa.

source : https://www.kickoff.com/news/articles/south-africa-news/categories/news/sa-national-teams-1/cosafa-cup-match-report-south-africa-v-eswatini-08-july-2021/701930

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