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Match Report below

Match Stats: -

South Africa 1-0 Slovenia
Nomvethe 4 

Man of the Match: Sibusiso Zuma (South Africa)


South Africa:
               16-Andre Arendse 
                 2-Cyril Nzama 
                 4-Aaron Mokoena 
               19-Lucas Radebe 
                 3-Bradley Carnel;
                 7-Quinton Fortune (11-Jabu Pule 85) 
                 6-MacBeth Sibaya 
               12-Tebeho Mokoena 
               15-Sibusiso Zuma 
               14-Siyabonga Nomvethe (18-Delron Buckley 71) 
               17-Benni McCarthy (23-George Koumantarakis 80)

                 1-Marko Simeunovic 
                 6-Aleksander Knavs (23-Spasoje Bulajic 60) 
                 4-Muamer Vugdalic 
                 3-Zeljko Milinovic 
               19-Amir Karic 
                 7-Doni Novak 
                 8-Ales Ceh 
               11-Miran Pavlin 
               13-Mladen Rudonja 
               18-Milenko Acimovic (20-Nastja Ceh 60) 
               21-Sebastjan Cimirotic (9-Milan Osterc 41)

Referee: Angel Sanchez (Argentina)
Linesmen: Jorge Ratalino (Argentina) Ali Al Traifi (Saudi Arabia)

Match Report: -

A rather fortunate goal was the difference between these two teams as they battled out a rather dull match. South Africa went looking for chances the most but didn't find a way through, although striker Benni McCarthy should have scored at least once, hitting the bar.
After just 4 minutes though, came a fortunate goal, the scorer being Nomvethe. Slovenia didn't seem to put up a fight as South Africa recorded their first win in the finals. Also this win could prove Slovenia being left behind and to book early tickets home unless they show some extra form against Paraguay in their last match.