FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF

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

  • 1': Iqraam Rayners
  • 55': Thapelo Morena
  • 76': Thapelo Morena
FT
3 - 1
  • 2': Tawanda Chirewa

Introduction

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

  • 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.
  • 45': Substitution, Zimbabwe. Daniel Msendami replaces Douglas Mapfumo.
  • 45': Substitution, South Africa. Thapelo Morena replaces Elias Mokwana.
  • 52': Teboho Mokoena (South Africa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'+4': Second Half ends, South Africa 3, Zimbabwe 1.

Game Information

Competition: FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF

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

FIFA World Cup Qualifying - CAF Standings

POS TEAM GP GD PTS
+2 Rwanda 4 7 1
+1 South Africa 4 7 1
+1 Benin 4 7 1
+1 Lesotho 4 5 1
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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

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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