elso Borges trató de contener al jugador sudafricano Bongani Zungu
Costa Rica’s Celso Borges (right) battles it out with South Africa’s Bongani Zungu in play at the National Stadium last night.

QCOSTARICA SPORTS – An early goal from Andile Jali saw South Africa’s Bafana Bafana claim a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in an international friendly at the National Stadium in San José on Thursday night.

La Selección (Costa Rica’s national team), captained by Keylor Navas, placed a full 31 positions higher than Bafana Bafana on FIFA’s world rankings, enjoyed the majority of possession but lacked a cutting edge in attack.

Costa Rica had several scoring opportunities but failed to connect. Celso Borges almost brought the Ticos to a tie in the 87th minute when he went for the goal from a free kick just outside the penalty area. It was as close as Costa Rica came to tieing the game.

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