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Hugo Broos’ new look Bafana Bafana began their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in Group G with 0-0 draw against the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Friday afternoon.

South Africa could have taken the lead in the 7th minute, but Makgopa headed way beyond the far corner of goal following a floating ball in at the back-post.

The all blazing Bafana launched another goal threatening attack in the 28th minute when Teboho Mokoenaa powerful long range shot forced a save from goalkeeper Talbert Shumba.

After poor show in the first stanza, the Warriors started the second half stronger with Alec Mudimu coming close with a rebound shot from a goalmouth melee after the South Africa defence failed to decisively deal with a Knowledge Musona’s corner.

The South Africans, however, dominated the second half with goalkeeper Takudzwa Chimwemwe clearing the ball on the goal line after Shumba had spilled Bongokahle Hlongwane’s close range effort.

Newly signed Al Ahly forward – Percy Tau almost grabbed a late winner but his curling shot was parried away by a diving Shumba in the 76th minute.

South Africa will face Group G leaders, Ghana in Johannesburg on Monday while Zimbabwe takes on Ethiopia in the other encounter.

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