AFCON 2017: Bafana, Cameroon Share Spoils

Hlompho Kekana of South Africa

South Africa’s Hlompho Kekana scored an extraordinary goal from inside his own half but it was not enough to give his side a win as they drew 2-2 with Cameroon in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Tokelo Rantie put Bafana Bafana ahead after 17 minutes, with Sebastien Siani equalising for the hosts on the stroke of half-time.

Kekana hit his wonder strike in the 50th minute, shooting straight into goal without a bounce, but Cameroon fought back again through Nicolas N’Koulou’s header to make it 2-2.

The result puts the Indomitable Lions a point above Mauritania at the top of Group M. South Africa have an uphill task to qualify for Gabon 2017. They are third in the group, five points behind Cameroon.

Also on Saturday, DR Congo moved above Group B leaders Angola with a 2-1 victory in Kinshasa.

Cedrik Bakambu and Elia Meschak put DR Congo 2-0 ahead, with Angola hitting a consolation goal from the penalty spot in the final minute through Fredy.

Mauritius beat Rwanda 1-0 in Belle Vue in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday to record their second victory in Group H.

A goal from Francis Rasolofonirina on the hour mark at a sunny Anjalay Stadium gave Mauritius the win. (BBC)

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