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Bafana beats Botswana 4-1

In a bitter-sweet win, Bafana Bafana beat Botswana 4-1 but is out of the 2014 World Cup running.

Bafana Bafana’s Tokelo Rantie vies with Botswana's Mogogi Gabonamong during a 2014 Soccer World Cup Qualifying match at The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 7 September 2013. Picture: AFP/ANESH DEBIKY"

DURBAN - Bafana Bafana conquered Botswana in their vital World Cup qualifier match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban today.

Bernard Parker made two strikes for South Africa, making the score 3- 1 in the 82nd minute and converting a penalty just before the 90 minute mark leaving the final score at 4-1 to South Africa.

In the 30th minute Kermit Erasmus scored the first goal for the team and Dean Furman netted his very first for Bafana on the stroke of half-time.

Furman was named man of the match.

But it was a bitter-sweet win for the South African side.

Because the Central African Republic (CAR) lost 1-2 Ethiopia, Bafana Bafana's dreams of going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil are over.

TODAY'S SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune, Senzo Meyiwa, Wayne Sandilands

Defenders: Thabo Nthethe, Anele Ngcongca, Bongani Khumalo, Tsepo Masilela, Siyanda Xulu, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thabo Matlaba

Midfielders: Kagisho Dikgacoi, Dean Furman, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Oupa Manyisa, Andile Jali, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Bongani Zungu, Thulani Serero, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Daine Klate

Forwards: Bernard Parker, Tokelo Rantie, Kermit Erasmus