After drawing at home against Cameroon, Bafana Bafana has virtually no chance of qualifying for the 2017 Afcon.
They’ve failed to win a single game so far, this is out of the four played and there’s two more games to go, out of which they must hope Cameroon lose both, an unlikely scenario.
South Africa duo Tokelo Rantie and Thulani Serero played a one-two on the half-hour mark, but the final ball did not find the former in the final third.
Eleven minutes before the half-time break, Bafana striker Thamsanqa Gabuza had a penalty claim waved away after beating Cameroon shot-stopper Ondoa to the ball.
Just five minutes into the second-half, Bafana were dealt a major blow as striker Rantie went down injured and he had to be replaced by Ndumiso Mabena.
Bafana continued to push for the opening goal. Hlanti curled in a promising free kick from the left in the 59th minute, but yet again Ondoa made a good save.
South Africa were the far more industrious side but just could not fashion any decent open play chances.
They came closest to scoring from two set pieces, one in each half.
Cameroon keeper Fabrice Ondoa however, had other ideas, saving brilliantly on both occasions from Sifiso Hlanti free-kicks.
South Africa has a massive shout for a penalty turned down in the 90th minute after Thulani Serero was brought down in the area.
The referee, however, waved play on.