FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF

South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 2026 World Cup Qualifying - CAF, Group Stage

· FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF
  • 1': Iqraam Rayners
  • 55': Thapelo Morena
  • 76': Thapelo Morena
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  • 2': Tawanda Chirewa

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South Africa are hosting Zimbabwe at Free State Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa, starting on . The match is a part of the FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF.

Match Commentary

  • 0': Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 1': Goal! South Africa 1, Zimbabwe 0. Iqraam Rayners (South Africa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 2': Goal! South Africa 1, Zimbabwe 1. Tawanda Chirewa (Zimbabwe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marshall Munetsi.
  • 5': Attempt saved. Elias Mokwana (South Africa) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Iqraam Rayners.
  • 8': Foul by Teboho Mokoena (South Africa).
  • 8': Richard Hachiro (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9': Attempt blocked. Iqraam Rayners (South Africa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oswin Appollis.
  • 9': Attempt blocked. Teboho Mokoena (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aubrey Modiba.
  • 10': Douglas Mapfumo (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10': Foul by Teboho Mokoena (South Africa).
  • 12': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Munashe Garananga.
  • 13': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Godknows Murwira.
  • 14': Foul by Andy Rinomhota (Zimbabwe).
  • 14': Themba Zwane (South Africa) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 15': Attempt blocked. Walter Musona (Zimbabwe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tawanda Chirewa.
  • 16': Attempt blocked. Oswin Appollis (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Themba Zwane.
  • 16': Attempt blocked. Khuliso Mudau (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 19': Attempt saved. Oswin Appollis (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Iqraam Rayners.
  • 19': Aubrey Modiba (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 19': Foul by Marshall Munetsi (Zimbabwe).
  • 23': Attempt missed. Iqraam Rayners (South Africa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Oswin Appollis with a cross.
  • 31': Foul by Andy Rinomhota (Zimbabwe).
  • 31': Sphephelo Sithole (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32': Foul by Oswin Appollis (South Africa).
  • 32': Godknows Murwira (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34': Foul by Walter Musona (Zimbabwe).
  • 34': Sphephelo Sithole (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35': Attempt blocked. Oswin Appollis (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Themba Zwane.
  • 36': Attempt saved. Tawanda Chirewa (Zimbabwe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Walter Musona.
  • 36': Corner, Zimbabwe. Conceded by Ronwen Williams.
  • 37': Foul by Godknows Murwira (Zimbabwe).
  • 37': Oswin Appollis (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37': Offside, South Africa. Elias Mokwana is caught offside.
  • 40': Attempt blocked. Teboho Mokoena (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Elias Mokwana.
  • 40': Attempt blocked. Teboho Mokoena (South Africa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Elias Mokwana.
  • 40': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Munashe Garananga.
  • 40': Attempt missed. Mothobi Mvala (South Africa) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Teboho Mokoena with a cross following a corner.
  • 42': Attempt saved. Iqraam Rayners (South Africa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Teboho Mokoena.
  • 42': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Godfrey Chitsumba.
  • 43': Attempt saved. Iqraam Rayners (South Africa) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oswin Appollis with a cross.
  • 43': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Godfrey Chitsumba.
  • 43': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Andy Rinomhota.
  • 44': Divine Lunga (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44': Foul by Sphephelo Sithole (South Africa).
  • 45': Attempt missed. Tawanda Chirewa (Zimbabwe) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Divine Lunga.
  • 45': Foul by Gerald Takwara (Zimbabwe).
  • 45': Iqraam Rayners (South Africa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+2': Attempt missed. Aubrey Modiba (South Africa) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
  • 45'+2': First Half ends, South Africa 1, Zimbabwe 1.
  • 45': Second Half begins South Africa 1, Zimbabwe 1.
  • 45': Substitution, South Africa. Thapelo Morena replaces Elias Mokwana.
  • 45': Substitution, Zimbabwe. Daniel Msendami replaces Douglas Mapfumo.
  • 46': Daniel Msendami (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 46': Foul by Khuliso Mudau (South Africa).
  • 48': Attempt saved. Walter Musona (Zimbabwe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 48': Foul by Daniel Msendami (Zimbabwe).
  • 48': Ronwen Williams (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49': Offside, Zimbabwe. Tawanda Chirewa is caught offside.
  • 50': Attempt blocked. Iqraam Rayners (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sphephelo Sithole.
  • 51': Attempt missed. Thapelo Morena (South Africa) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Themba Zwane.
  • 51': Andy Rinomhota (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51': Foul by Teboho Mokoena (South Africa).
  • 52': Teboho Mokoena (South Africa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 53': Attempt blocked. Khuliso Mudau (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thapelo Morena.
  • 53': Offside, South Africa. Iqraam Rayners is caught offside.
  • 55': Goal! South Africa 2, Zimbabwe 1. Thapelo Morena (South Africa) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.
  • 56': Offside, South Africa. Iqraam Rayners is caught offside.
  • 60': Foul by Oswin Appollis (South Africa).
  • 60': Marshall Munetsi (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60': Delay in match because of an injury Marshall Munetsi (Zimbabwe).
  • 61': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 63': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Gerald Takwara.
  • 63': Attempt missed. Sphephelo Sithole (South Africa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
  • 65': Attempt blocked. Oswin Appollis (South Africa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Iqraam Rayners.
  • 65': Attempt blocked. Teboho Mokoena (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Iqraam Rayners.
  • 65': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Gerald Takwara.
  • 66': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Gerald Takwara.
  • 66': Attempt blocked. Teboho Mokoena (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 66': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Tawanda Chirewa.
  • 67': Attempt blocked. Siyabonga Ngezana (South Africa) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Oswin Appollis with a cross.
  • 67': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Gerald Takwara.
  • 68': Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Munashe Garananga.
  • 71': Foul by Daniel Msendami (Zimbabwe).
  • 71': Khuliso Mudau (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72': Corner, Zimbabwe. Conceded by Khuliso Mudau.
  • 73': Foul by Daniel Msendami (Zimbabwe).
  • 73': Oswin Appollis (South Africa) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 74': Divine Lunga (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74': Foul by Sphephelo Sithole (South Africa).
  • 75': Foul by Themba Zwane (South Africa).
  • 75': Richard Hachiro (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76': Goal! South Africa 3, Zimbabwe 1. Thapelo Morena (South Africa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oswin Appollis with a through ball following a fast break.
  • 78': Attempt missed. Marshall Munetsi (Zimbabwe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Tawanda Chirewa.
  • 80': Delay in match (South Africa).
  • 81': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 83': Attempt saved. Oswin Appollis (South Africa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 84': Foul by Marshall Munetsi (Zimbabwe).
  • 84': Ronwen Williams (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 84': Delay in match because of an injury Ronwen Williams (South Africa).
  • 86': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 90'+1': Substitution, Zimbabwe. Tymon Machope replaces Walter Musona.
  • 90'+1': Substitution, Zimbabwe. Jordan Zemura replaces Andy Rinomhota.
  • 90'+2': Substitution, Zimbabwe. Tawanda Maswanhise replaces Tawanda Chirewa.
  • 90'+3': Substitution, South Africa. Relebohile Mofokeng replaces Oswin Appollis.
  • 90'+3': Divine Lunga (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3': Foul by Themba Zwane (South Africa).
  • 90'+4': Second Half ends, South Africa 3, Zimbabwe 1.
  • 0': Match ends, South Africa 3, Zimbabwe 1.

Statistics

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10 Fouls 10
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 3
2 Corner Kicks 12
5 Saves 2
32.3 Possession 67.7
6 SHOTS 26
3 ON GOAL 8
0.5 On Target % 0.3
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 0
241 Accurate Passes 575
306 Passes 622
0.8 Pass Completion % 0.9
0 Accurate Crosses 5
3 Crosses 29
0.0 Cross % 0.2
45 Long Balls 37
13 Accurate Long Balls 23
0.3 Long Balls % 0.6
1 Blocked Shots 13
9 Effective Tackles 5
20 Tackles 12
0.5 Tackle % 0.4
6 Interceptions 4
30 Effective Clearances 11
30 Clearances 11

Game Information

Competition: FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF

Venue: Free State Toyota Stadium
Location: Bloemfontein, South Africa

WCQ - CAF Standings

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Rwanda 4 +2 7
2 South Africa 4 +1 7
3 Benin 4 +1 7
4 Lesotho 4 +1 5
Full Standings

Line-Ups

RSA South Africa (4-2-3-1)

No. Name
1 Ronwen Williams (GK)
14 Mothobi Mvala
21 Siyabonga Ngezana
6 Aubrey Modiba
20 Khuliso Mudau
11 Themba Zwane
4 Teboho Mokoena Yellow Card
13 Sphephelo Sithole
5 Iqraam Rayners
7 Oswin Appollis
17 Elias Mokwana

ZIM Zimbabwe (5-3-2)

No. Name
22 Godfrey Chitsumba (GK)
4 Munashe Garananga
2 Gerald Takwara
14 Murwira Godknows
5 Divine Lunga
18 Walter Tatenda Musona
10 Andy Rinomhota
23 Richard Hachiro
8 Marshall Munetsi
9 Douglas Mapfumo
20 Tawanda Chirewa

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