Half-Time: South Africa 0 Ethiopia 1

 

45+1 HALF-TIME: The referee blows for the break now, and South Africa are in danger of extending that unwanted winless streak to seven. Not a great start from Mosimane’s men, but they’ve still got 45 minutes to turn this one around. At half time at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, it’s South Africa 0-1 Ethiopia.

45 The fourth official shows we will have just one minute of time added on here at the end of the half.

44 Tshabalala and Reneilwe Letsholonyane link up well with a neat one-two on the edge of the area, but the former’s shot is scuffed and won’t trouble the goalkeeper.

43 Ethiopia threaten to grab number two, and it’s that man Said again, twisting and turning himself into a shooting opportunity, but he drags his shot just wide of the up-right.

40 FEEDBACK: You lot have been quiet so far this afternoon, but Siya from Cape Town breaks the silence, saying: I can’t believe all this possession is for nothing! Why can’t these boys find the back of the net? Tough to comeback if we can’t score!

39 A good chance for South Africa to draw themselves level here with a free-kick in a dangerous area, but Pienaar fires his shot straight into the wall. Really wasteful from the skipper, that.

37 Tshabalala tries to thread Katlego through on goal, but the striker gets the ball caught up under his feet and eventually concedes possession to the defence.

34 We’re having some technical issues with the scoring and team sheets, but we will hopefully have that all sorted as soon as possible.

33 Ethiopia look a lot more relaxed after that goal, and South Africa are struggling to put together any passes in the final third.

29 Bafana have been in complete control here this afternoon, but in one fell swoop they find themselves behind, the Ethiopians breaking on the counter attack, with Saladin Said working his way into the area before hammering his shot in off the underside of the crossbar.

28 GOAL! South Africa 0-1 Ethiopia! Saladin Said!

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