Bafana made a few changes following their dismal goalless draw at home to Libya in the last encounter. With many expecting them to win, Bafana was hoping not to disappoint. Bafana Bafana walloped the Seychelles 6-0 in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.
After an even start, Percy Tau came close to open the scoring when his free-kick struck the top of the crossbar on 12 minutes. Bafana found another chance when Lebohang Mothiba found space in the box to head off Sifiso Hlanti’s cross but the goalkeeper Bara was able to save on 17 minutes.
The Seychelles were struggling to get in their groove and Lebohang Maboe’s long-range drive forced Bara to punch away for a corner. The pressure finally took its toll when Nigel headed into his own net after a free-kick from outside the box on 23 minutes.
Bafana made it two thanks to Thulani Hlatshwayo propping up inside the box to head home Aubrey Modiba’s corner two minutes later. It was three before the half and hour mark as Mothiba turned his marker to hit the top corner after a nicely-laid pass from Maboe.
Bafana were on the up and Tau nearly got in on the act later in the half when his shot from inside the box drew a save from Bara. Bafana continued from where the high which their game ended in the first period. Tau missed a one-on-one opportunity after going through from a long-ball, but failed to beat the on-rushing Bara.
The South Africans kept coming for more goals and it was Tau again finding another perfect opportunity in front of goal, but shot horribly over the bar after beating the offside trap. At this rate, it was becoming a contest between Bara and Bafana, with the shot-stopper having to save another close-range effort from Modiba who combined well on the edge of the box with Kamohelo Mokotjo.
The fourth did eventually arrive after combining well with Mothiba, Tau managed to round Bara to slot into an empty net on 74 minutes. Bafana were not done yet, with the visitors posing no threat at all the score-line increased. Substitute Dino Ndlovu came off the bench and ran onto a through ball for a nice finish.
Another substitute Teboho Mokoena rounded off the clash in added time after heading home Hlanti’s cross.
Bafana: Itumeleng Khune, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Sifiso Hlanti, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Aubrey Modiba, Dean Furman, Lebohang Maboe, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Percy Tau, Lebo Mothiba.
Subs: Williams, Phiri, Ndlovu, Kekana, Mokoena,Maela, Xulu.
Seychelles: Seychelles: Dingwall, Trevor, Marie, Joubert, Hoareau, Esther, Bibi, Hopprich, Monnai, Damoo.
Subs: Lesperance, Waye-Hive, Laurence, Sinon, Lawrence.