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.
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.
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