In a commanding and superlative performance the Bafana Bafana of South Africa have emerged top of the group after the game against Seychelles.
It turned out to be one of their recent victories with such a huge goal margin. Leading 3-0 first at half time and another 3-0 full-time making it a convincing 6-0 win at the end of the game.
The heavy pitch made things better for the visitors as Bafana struggled to push the ball around the way Bafana coach Stuart Baxter had promised the team will have to deliver against a team which last won three years ago.
After going through a tough moment of not qualifying for the world cup, as well as not having a convincing victory for some time now, the pressure of winning weighing heavily on Bafana players after their timid goalless draw against Libya in Durban last, the team started the game nervously and missed a couple of gilt-edged opportunities before Seychelles defender with a unique name, Nigel, helped the home side break the ice with an outstanding own goal in the 23rd minute.
Barely two-minute had elapsed when Bafana doubled their lead, this time the Bafana skipper Hlatshwayo scoring himself after connecting well with Aubrey Modiba, another Bafana player who had a good match playing on the left side of the midfield.
To their credit Bafana didn’t take their foot of the pedal after Hlatshwayo’s goal and their pressing game again paid off when the French based striker Lebo Mothiba scored his third Bafana goal in three matches – confidently thumping it home after turning a defender inside out inside the area after receiving good supply from livewire Modiba.
Bafana would have increased their goal tally in the second half, Mothiba’s and Percy Tau, missed several chances before getting his second qualification goal in the 74th minute before Dino Ndlovu and Tebogo Mokoena wrapped up the scoring in the 81st and 92nd minutes..