Accra,– The Bafana Bafana of South Africa defeated the Warriors of Zimbabwe by a lone goal in the penultimate match in the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup qualifier on Thursday evening.
South Africa has now stretched their lead on the table to 13 points, followed closely by Ghana, who has ten points after they were held by Ethiopia one all in an earlier game.
Prior to the penultimate matches, South Africa was leading Ghana by just a point, the recent outcome made it three.
A 26th-minute goal by Teboho Mokoena was enough to grant them the three maximum points, but not enough to give them an absolute lead on the table.
South Africa would have to at least pick a draw in the last game against Ghana to ensure progress to the playoff stage, whilst Ghana would need to win against the Bafana Bafana in Cape Coast to seal a spot in the next stage.
Source: Ghana News Agency