Bafana Bafana of South Africa are the leaders of Group C of the 2026 World Cup qualifying section, which also has the Super Eagles, after a 2-1 win over Benin today in Durban.
Percy Tau scores the opening goal for South Africa 🇿🇦 against Benin 🇧🇯 in the World Cup qualifiers.— KingFut.com (@King_Fut) November 18, 2023
South Africa have three points from a game after the other two games in this group ended in draws – Zimbabwe held hosts Rwanda to a goalless draw before the Super Eagles forced a 1-1 draw with Lesotho in Uyo.
Today, Bafana Bafana got off to a great when Al Ahly star forward Percy Tau opened scoring after just two minutes.
Khouliso Madau then scored his first-ever goal for his country in first half stoppage time for the home team to go into the break 2-0 up.
However, Benin fought back after the interval for Steve Mounie to pull a goal back in the 70th minute.
It was a cool finish by the experienced striker.
The Super Eagles could topple the South Africans at the top of standings with a win against Zimbabwe tomorrow in Rwanda.
South Africa are away in Rwanda in their second game of the qualifiers, while Benin will be guests of shock troopers Lesotho in South Africa.
Both matches will be played Tuesday.