Safa Hugo Broos with Bafana Bafana players. Photo: Twitter @OptaJabu

Hugo Broos with Bafana Bafana players. Photo: Twitter @OptaJabu

Bafana Bafana make unwanted World Cup qualifying history!

Bafana Bafana’s dream of qualifying for the 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar came to an abrupt end on Sunday night in Ghana.

Safa Hugo Broos with Bafana Bafana players. Photo: Twitter @OptaJabu

Hugo Broos with Bafana Bafana players. Photo: Twitter @OptaJabu

Bafana Bafana’s dream of qualifying for the 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar came to an abrupt end on Sunday night in Ghana when a controversial penalty saw them crash out of contention.

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Hugo Broos’ men headed into the final Group G qualifier ‘only’ needing to avoid defeat in order to progress to the next stage in which the five representatives from Africa will be determined.

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Alas, it proved to be a bridge too far for Bafana Bafana who lost 1-0 to a 33rd minute Andre Ayew penalty.

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Ghana ended top of the group on ‘goals scored’ after both sides ended with 13 points and a +4 goal differential.

The Black Stars clinched top spot thanks to the one extra goal they scored in the six group matches.

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The 13 log points Bafana Bafana picked up is the most for a team not progressing to the final stage of qualifying.

That stat will be of no consolation whatsoever for Bafana Bafana supporters!

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Ghana extended their unbeaten home World Cup qualifying streak to 25 matches (19 wins, six draws) and nearly 21 years since their last defeat against Liberia in January 2001.