Bafana Bafana have saved their blushes by overcoming minnows Sao Tome 4-2 in Port Elizabeth.
Sao Tome, who were actually the home side despite the match being in Port Elizabeth, were ahead after just 12 minutes.
Themba Zwane then drew Bafana level just before the break.
Much to the relief of the home fans, star man Percy Tau put Bafana ahead in the 69th minute, but the celebrations were cut short five minutes later with Sao Tome finding the equaliser to make it 2-2.
Zwane then put Bafana ahead to complete his brace and with time running out, Tau also registered his brace for a 4-2 win.
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa