Bafana Bafana came from a goal down to beat neighbours Mozambique 2-1 in a friendly international at Mbombela stadium on Thursday night.

Bongokuhle Hlongwane completed a well taken second half brace after an impressive comeback which saw coach Hugo Broos’ charges win their third match in a row.

The South African senior men’s national team had to dig in deep at the Mpumalanga stadium as the visitors raced to an early lead. This is after Nelson Divrassone beat goalkeeper Ronwen Williams in the 14th minute.


But the squad never dropped their heads after the early setback and the comeback began when Hlongwane equalized in the 55th minute. He beat Mozambique goalkeeper Ernan Siluane at the near post.

Hlongwane was not done and returned to punish Siluane moments later when he gave the home side the lead.

Bafana Bafana midfielder Themba Zwane
South Africa midfielder Themba Zwane


The squad will now look to make it four wins in four matches when they return to Mbombela stadium. They will host Angola in another friendly match on Sunday, 20 November at 15h00.

The winning run began in September when Broos’ charges beat Sierra Leone and Botswana in two friendlies played at FNB Stadium.

Tickets to Sunday’s match are available at Sasol garages, Spar outlets and at Mbombela Stadium itself at between R20 and R50.