BAFANA Bafana got off the mark in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.
They got their first win of the campaign when they edged Sudan 1-0 in their Group C clash at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday.
Lebo Phiri’s first half goal was enough to hand Bafana the all-important three points.
Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki made a number of changes from the team that lost 2-0 to Ghana in Cape Coast on Thursday.
Erick Mathoho, Lebogang Mothiba, Lebogang Phiri and Thulani Serero e came into the team as Bafana looked to be aggressive.
And their start to the match was a bright one, creating a host of chances that were missed by bulky striker Lebo Mothiba and Thapelo Morena.
Just when it looked like the teams would head into the break deadlocked, France-based midfielder Lebo Phiri popped with a stunner to give Bafana the lead.
He reacted quickest to a loose ball before unleashing a powerful strike that had the beating of Aboeshren in the Sudan goal.
Bafana pushed for the cushion goal, which did not come as they were forced to settle for the 1-0 win.