No 2014 World Cup for Bafana
Stanley Gumede: An unsuitable candidate? File Picture: Bafana Bafana's hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil ended after losing to Ethiopia in their World Cup qualifier. Johannesburg – Bafana Bafana's hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil ended in heartbreak as a defensive blunder by Bernard Parker gifted Ethiopia a 2-1 win, in their World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium in the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday.
Parker on this occasion put the ball in his own net in an attempted clearance from an Ethiopian free-kick. The top team in each of the 10 African groups will go through to the third round, where they will play home-and-away playoffs for the five World Cup spots up for grabs.
Earlier, a nervy start for Bafana forced goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune into making a solid stop as early as the third minute, after Ethiopia's Saladin Said knocked a dangerous ball goalwards from a set-piece on the edge of the area.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Daily News