Live Updates: South Africa vs Ghana-(2022 World Cup Qualifier)

Follow the live text commentary for the 2o22 World Cup qualifier between the Bafana Bafana of South Africa and the Black Stars of Ghana at the FnB Stadium in Johannesburg.

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South Africa have now kept seven consecutive clean sheets with their most recent coming in a disappointing goalless draw with Zimbabwe on Friday.

The stalemate in Harare was Hugo Broos’ first official game in charge of the Bafana Bafana and he’s re-emphasized that he is trying to build a team and it may take time.

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Percy Tau had a chance to snatch a late win for South Africa, though in the end a point apiece was considered a fair outcome.

Broos’ charges are in a situation where they have to pick up a victory against Ghana on Monday to keep their hopes of going to Qatar alive.

Ghana comes into the game full of confidence having lost just one of their last five games – a streak that included a 1-1 draw with Bafana Bafana six months ago.

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The Black Stars narrowly beat Ethiopia in the opener of the World Cup qualifiers thanks to a long-range effort from Mubarak Wakaso.

Despite the win, there have been major concerns about the performance due to the lack of goals.

Charles Akonnor’s men have averaged less than a goal per game, scoring only four goals in the last five games

Despite facing the difficult prospect of breaching a resolute South African defense, the Black Stars have also kept back-to-back clean sheets.

When it comes to the head-to-head between the two countries, Ghana has lost just once in their previous 10 encounters with South Africa, and hasn’t lost a competitive game against Bafana Bafana since February 2000.

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Starting line ups

South Africa starting line up

Williams (C) Morena De Reuck Xulu Mobbie Mvala Mokoena Tau Links Singh Makgopa

Ghana starting line up

Richard Ofori (GK)
Fatawu Mohammed
Alexander Djiku
Jonathan Mensah
Gideon Mensah
Mubarak Wakaso
Emmanuel Lomotey
Majeed Ashimeru
Yaw Yeboah
Joel Fameyeh
Andre Dede Ayew (C)