Dismal defending, waterlogged pitch sees Bafana suffer shock loss ...

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Dismal defending, waterlogged pitch sees Bafana suffer shock loss to Rwanda

Bafana Bafana's second Soccer World Cup Group C qualifying clash in four days ended in defeat as they were beaten away by Rwanda on Tuesday.

Playing on a waterlogged artificial surface at Stade Huye in Butare, poor defending by South Africa saw the hosts into a 2-0 lead at half-time thanks to goals from Innocent Nshuti and Gilbert Mugisha.

After a poor first half in which they rarely threatened, Hugo Broos' charges were better in the second stanza, but they could find a goal to get them back into the match.

Following their 2-1 win over Benin on Saturday, Bafana are currently second in Group C with Rwanda in first place. 

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Lots more attacking thrust from Bafana, but no goals, sadly. 

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The second half is underway and the pitch remains extremely waterlogged.

If Bafana can find an early goal in the second stanza, they stand a chance of getting back into this. 

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Bafana have it all to do in the second stanza. Can they salvage something from this match?

Rwanda 2-0 Bafana

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Gilbert Mugisha score Rwanda's second goal.

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Our boys struggling to play in wet conditions.

— Mosibudi Rachel M (@rachysuperstar) November 21, 2023

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Problems for Hugo Broos' men as Rwanda score a second.

They are full value for it, however, although that's another dreadful defensive error.

Rwanda 2-0 Bafana

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Nshuti was the scorer for the home side. 

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Rwanda has not scored at home in over two years but have ended that streak as they open the scoring against Bafana.

Rwanda 1-0 South Africa

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Kick-off set for 3pm. The players are on the field for the anthems, despite what appears to be a rather soggy pitch. 

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Yorrrrr dear me, this pitch already looks water-logged from the rain and the match hasn't started ???????

20 mins from kick-off???? Rwanda vs Bafana Bafana ???? pic.twitter.com/IJyRTDTaPq

— Sahil Ebrahim (@sahil_e_) November 21, 2023

Oh dear...

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Bafana Bafana will take on Rwanda in Huye on Tuesday in their second 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier as the only team in their group with a win. 

(Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images)


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