Percy Tau gives Bafana Bafana EARLY lead against Benin
Percy Tau has handed Bafana Bafana an early lead against Benin in their crucial FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifier this afternoon
Bafana Bafana got their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification underway on Saturday afternoon when they hosted Benin at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Percy Tau seems to have given South Africa a much needed early lead.
Hugo Broos’ side have been drawn alongside Benin, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zimbabwe in group C.
It took Bafana just two minutes to take the lead thanks to a lovely Percy Tau finish! Benin were yet to touch the ball before the ball crossed the goal line! Take a look at the goal below.
⚽️ 𝔾𝕆𝔸𝕃 ⚽️
Percy Tau got an opener for South Africa!
𝐁𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐁𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐚 🇿🇦 1⃣➖0⃣ 🇧🇯 𝐁𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧
— SABC Sport (@SABC_Sport) November 18, 2023
At the time of posting, the scoreline read 1-0 in favour of Bafana after 10 minutes of play.
BAFANA VS BENIN: STARTING LINEUPS
South Africa XI: Williams, Mudau, Xulu, Mvala, Modiba, Sithole, Mokoena, Zwane, Tau, Hlongwane, Makgopa.
Subs: Goss, Mobbie, Sibisi, Cross, Adams, Lepasa, Kekana, Mothwa, Mthethwa, Xoki, Appollis, Mokwana, Mayambela.
Action at the Moses Mabhida Stadium gets underway at 15:00. The match will be televised live on SABC1.
SuperSport will NOT be televising the match between Bafana and Benin.
BROOS PREDICTS TRICKY QUALIFICATION ROUTE
“People are always talking about rankings, this is a big and that, you know every game against those teams is difficult. You saw Lesotho’s result. They’ve never had so much big defeats.” Bafana head coach Hugo Broos said as quoted by TimesLive.
“When they lose a game is 1-0 or 2-1 but not 6-0 like I saw in the game between Egypt and Djibouti, 6-0. You see that with those teams (like Lesotho). That means they’re tough games and we know that it will be a tough game on the other side (for Bafana against Benin).
“I always said that this was not the worst but a tricky group.”