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Summary

  1. Mbodji levels with powerful header
  2. Senegal on four points; SA on one
  3. Ghana beat Algeria 1-0
  4. Gyan scores late winner on return from malaria
  5. Ghana now on three points with Algeria

Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant and Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

That's it from us. Thanks for staying with us - you were certainly rewarded if you kept the faith until the second half of South Africa v Senegal.

If your Afcon appetite is as insatiable as ever, you'll be glad to hear that we're back tomorrow at around 15:30 GMT for Ivory Coast v Mali. Until then, au revoir.

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South Africa 1-1 Senegal

South Africa have won just one of their last 14 Afcon games (D7 L6).

Senegal have attempted more crosses (61) than any other side in this year's tournament.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Afcon Group C table
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Before we go, a quick look at the Group C table. Senegal's equaliser puts them in the box seat and makes life difficult for South Africa, but all four teams still have a chance of qualifying and all four could yet be eliminated.

South Africa will have to win their final game, against Ghana, to have any chance of going through. If Ghana get a result, then tournament favourites Algeria may need to beat Senegal to avoid being knocked out at the first opportunity.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

South Africa v Senegal match stats
BBC Sport

A pretty even game in truth. South Africa created more chances but Senegal saw more of the ball and hit the target with more of their shots.

All in all, 1-1 was probably a fair result. That's the sixth 1-1 we've seen in 14 matches at this tournament so far.

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South Africa 1-1 Senegal

BBC Sport's Matthew Kenyon in Mongomo

"So Senegal couldn't conjure up another last-minute winner. Instead they're forced to take a point - and Group C is living up to its reputation. Senegal lead the way on four points - their final game is against Algeria, who are there with Ghana on three. And South Africa still have hope. Beat Ghana and hope Senegal beat Algeria and Bafana Bafana can still sneak through. Proper entertainment in our second game - and this group is really entertaining too."

FULL-TIME

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Well that livened up in the second half, didn't it? South Africa were the better side for much of that match and again you can't help but be impressed by their intricate style of football, but once again they faded in the latter stages and Senegal claimed a deserved equaliser to take control of this group.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Is that the last chance? South Africa have a three-on-three, Bernard Parker is played in down the right, he opts to cross but his dinked delivery is behind Sibusiso Vilakazi.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Three minutes added. It's been end-to-end in this second half. South Africa striker Tokelo Rantie, who has led the line tirelessly, makes a great diagonal run and works a bit of space for a shot but can only locate the side netting.

CLOSE!

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

And from it, Senegal should have taken the lead. Kara Mbodj is the man again, meeting Papakouli Diop's outswinging corner unchallenged, but this time he can't direct his header goalwards.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Can Senegal find a late winner for the second game in a row? They look the more likely at the moment. Sadio Mane wins a corner.

SUBSTITUTION

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham is on to stiffen the Senegal defence. Alfred N'Diaye makes way.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

BBC Sport's Matthew Kenyon in Mongomo

"We've got to the part of the match where the press box is one of the noisiest places in the ground. Not with the sound of commentators - but with desperate South African/Senegalese journalists cheering/berating their team."

CLOSE!

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

And now it's South Africa's turn to go close! Beautiful intricate interplay in the penalty area ends with the ball being presented on a plate for Andile Jali six yards out, but a terrific block from Ludovic Sane denies him.

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Kwaku Bonsu Jude: Come on SA, this is the Afcon, obviously the first goal is not enough

CLOSE!

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

And Dame N'Doye very nearly does give Senegal the lead! He cuts inside from the right and lets fly from 20 yards, bringing a fine flying save from Jackson Mabokgwane.

SUBSTITUTION

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Senegal coach Alain Giresse introduces Dame N'Doye up front in place of Moussa Sow. That's the reverse of the change he made in their first match, when Sow came on and scored a late winner - can N'Doye do the same?

YELLOW CARD

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Finally, the referee's patience snaps. South Africa captain Dean Furman goes in late on Idrissa Gueye and picks up the game's first yellow card.

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Ojelabi Tosin: I think the best time to watch the Afcon 2015 is in the second half where the action comes alive.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Big chance for South Africa as the substitute Reneilwe Letsholonyane bursts through the middle and feeds Tokelo Rantie, who is denied by a great block by Kara Mbodji.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

BBC Sport's Matthew Kenyon in Mongomo

"The pitch in Mongomo is beginning to look its age... ie young. That bobble which forced Mame Biram Diouf into an embarrassing air shot - a couple of large divots in the penalty area in front of me. They didn't let any of the teams train here yesterday (as they should normally be allowed to do). And I counted 13 people at half time tamping down and repairing. Still not disastrous by any means - given the circumstances."

SUBSTITUTION

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

South Africa goalscorer Oupa Manyisa is off. Shakes Mashaba gives a 20-minute run-out to Reneilwe Letsholonyane.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

South Africa skipper Dean Furman tries his luck from range but his shot trundles innocuously wide.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

South Africa are on the ropes here. Lamine Gassama does brilliantly to dig out a cross from the right and Mame Diouf flicks a header just wide.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Another heart-in-mouth moment for South Africa keeper Jackson Mabokgwane, who flaps at the cross and somehow manages to gather at the second time of asking. How Bafana Bafana miss Senzo Meyiwa.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Senegal suddenly look strong and purposeful now. Sadio Mane drives to the byeline and wins a corner. Into the final quarter - will we see a winner here?

SUBSTITUTION

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Striker Bernard Parker enters the fray for South Africa, replacing Thuso Phala.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

South Africa have a promising free-kick 25 yards out, but Oupa Manyisa steps up and smashes it over the wall.

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

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South Africa 1-1 Senegal

Senegal came on strong in the final half-hour against Ghana. South Africa faded badly in the latter stages of their match against Algeria. Will we see a similar story tonight?

South Africa 1-1 Senegal

BBC Sport's Matthew Kenyon in Mongomo

"So the question now for South Africa is how they cope with conceding a goal after taking the lead. Against Algeria they imploded. But if they're to retain a real chance of making progress they need to compose themselves."

GOAL

South Africa 1-1 Senegal - Kara Mbodji

But Senegal are not to be denied a second time. Again a free-kick proves South Africa's undoing. The cross is hung up towards the back post, where no-one has tracked Kara Mbodji, who beats keeper Jackson Mabokgwane with a bullet header. Again question marks over the keeper, who had advanced off his line into no-man's land.

South Africa 1-0 Senegal

BBC Sport's Matthew Kenyon in Mongomo

"We've lost the big screen here in Mongomo. It flickered for a bit. Went green. Came back to life. Then went. It doesn't look like it's returning this evening. But why watch the screen when you have the action in front of you! (And it doesn't show replays)..."

DISALLOWED GOAL

South Africa 1-0 Senegal

Senegal hoist a free-kick deep to the back post, it's headed back across goal, South Africa keeper Jackson Mabokgwane fumbles and Sadio Mane stabs it into the empty net. But his joy is short-lived - the linesman's flag is up.

South Africa 1-0 Senegal

Senegal look nervy now - they know another goal for South Africa could put them in huge trouble. South Africa skipper Dean Furman applauds in encouragement - his side are in control at the moment.

South Africa 1-0 Senegal

That means everyone in this group is on three points now. It could not be tighter. Senegal's run of Afcon games without a clean sheet stretches to 13. They face Algeria in the final game - that could be a real humdinger, with a quarter-final place at stake.

South Africa 1-0 Senegal

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Demba Ba was left out of the Senegal squad for the tournament and

wasn't happy. He's even angrier now...

GOAL

South Africa 1-0 Senegal - Oupa Manyisa

Oupa Manyisa
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I ask, and Oupa Manyisa answers. Anele Ngcongca crosses low from the right, it misses everybody and comes to Manyisa at the far post who coolly slots his finish back across Bouna Coundoul. Can South Africa hold onto their lead this time?

KICK-OFF

South Africa 0-0 Senegal

We're back in action in Mongomo. Let's have a few goals, shall we?

South Africa 0-0 Senegal

I've been on Afcon live text duty since Wednesday, and six games later, I still haven't seen a single first-half goal. The good news is that the second halves have tended to be more entertaining - let's hope that's the case again here.