Hapless Bafana Bafana crash out of COSAFA Cup after loss to Madagascar

Hapless Bafana Bafana crash out of COSAFA Cup after loss to Madagascar

- Bafana Bafana supporters were stunned when the national side crashed out of the COSAFA Cup on Saturday

- Madagascar beat South Africa 4-3 on penalties in Polokwane after the match ended in a goalless draw

- Bafana have only themselves to blame for the loss, after failing to convert multiple scoring opportunities

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Bafana Bafana have suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Madagascar in the COSAFA Cup quarter-final held in Polokwane on Saturday. The island nation beat South Africa 4-3 on penalties after the match ended in a goalless draw.

The South African team went into the match as heavy favourites to proceed in the competition, but once again managed to shock and dismay their supporters when they failed to convert a relativity dominant performance into a win.

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Stuart Baxter was forced to field an attacking side because most of the team’s regular players were unavailable for the match due to club commitments.

Briefly.co.za gathered that both teams got off to shaky starts, but as was expected Bafana made the most of the moves during the match. Unfortunately finishing once again let the national team down.

Bafana squandered at least five opportunities to score, two of those chances should really have been taken and in the end, cost the hosts dear.

With regular time up the match ended in a 0-0 draw and went into a penalty shootout lottery.

KickOff.co.za reported that as in the match, Bafana looked to be in control of the penalty shootout until a double miss from Webber and Singh missed their marks.

This allowed Madagascar to score the next goal and in doing so shocked an already numb crowd.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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