Bafana Bafana striker Percy Tau cemented his place in the national team set-up and confirmed himself as a national asset when he scored a brace to confirm a spot for Bafana Bafana at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament due to take place in Egypt in June 2019.
Bafana Bafana have qualified for biennial continental tournament for the 10th time having done so for the first time as host in 1996. This after a widely-celebrated 2-1 victory over Libya making them the second team to qualify in Group E along Nigeria.
Tau scored the opening goal in the 49th minute with a stunner just outside the box.
Goalkeeper Darren Keet kept Bafana in front with some brilliants saves throughout the game. He, however, was later in the game caught in some drama when he was controversially adjudged to have committed a foul which resulted in a penalty in the 63rd minute.
Ali Elmusrati converted the penalty to level matters and tighten the contest for the remaining minutes.
With Bafana only needing a draw to qualify they kept pushing for win and their efforts were rewarded in the 67th minute from a corner when Tau netted sealed his brace for his side to take a 2-1 lead.
Coach Stuart Baxter opted to consolidate the lead in a bid to confirm the booking to Egypt when he substituted Themba Zwane for Hlompho Kekana in the 77th minute.
Baxter’s stroops held on to their lead and booked a place in the tournament they last won on home soil in 1996.
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