IBafana inenebule i-Uganda emdlalweni wobungani ngolwesine

Everson Luhanga

Umdlalo wokuqala weBafana Bafana ngesikhathi somqeqeshi omusha uHugo Broos ukhiphe isibhaxu sika 3-2 bedlala ne-Uganda kowobungani bamazwe omhlaba e-Orlando Stadium, e-Soweto ngoLwesine ebusuku.

IBafana entsha ibiholwa yiphini lomqeqeshi wesibili uHelman Mkhalele ngemuva kokuthi uBroos kudingeke ukuthi abuyele ekhaya e-Belgium ayothola umuthi wokugomela i-Covid-19. Umsizi wokuqala kaBroos uCedomir Janevski wayehloselwe ukuhlala noMkhalele enkundleni kodwa ngoLwesithathu kwadingeka ukuthi azihlukanise nabantu ngemuva kokukhombisa izimpawu ze-coronavirus.

UMkhalele uzothatha udumo ngokunqoba ngoLwesine. IBafana yakhe encane imbe yajula ukuze ikhuphukele phezulu.

Baye ekhefini belandela ngemuva ngo-1-0 ngemuva kokuthi ikhanda lika-Ibrahim Orit lishaye unozinti nokaputeni wosuku uRonwen Williams ekuqaleni kwesiwombe sokuqala. UMkhalele isinyathelo isinesibindi ngesiwombe sesibili efaka abagadli ababili ekhipha abadlali basemuva ababili.

Ulethe u-Evidence Makgopa noThabiso Kutumela isitha uDenwin Farmer noNkosinathi Sibisi. Laba bobabili basheshe benza umehluko wokuthi ukuba khona kwabo kubonakale ngoMakgopa eshaya igoli lakhe lokuqala ukuze iqembu lesizwe lilinganisele iBafana.

Iqembu lasekhaya liguqule izinto ngoBongokuhle Hlongwane eshaya leli qembu igoli lakhe lokuqala lenza kwaba ngu-2-1 kuBafana. Umgadli weBaroka FC uMakgopa uqedile uhambo lwakhe ngesikhathi ebeka umdlalo ngaphezu kwe-Cranes enza kube ngu 3-1 eqenjini lasekhaya.

Ukuphela kokugxila emuva kweBafana kuvumele u-Abdul Lumala ukuthola igoli lesibili le-Uganda kodwa iBafana yakwazi ukubambelela ekuholeni kwayo yawunqoba umdlalo.

La mazwe womabili abezifudumezela imidlalo yabo elandelayo yokuhlungela iNdebe Yomhlaba ye-FIFA ehlelelwe uMandulo.

Le midlalo yokuhlungela bekufanele iqale NgoNhlangulana  kodwa ngenxa yobhubhane lwe-coronavirus, i-African Football Body inqume ukuyihlehlisa.

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