African Nations Cup

January 23, 2013


South Africa

2 - 0


Group A

15:00 +00:00, January 23, 2013

Durban Stadium

Referee: Koman Coulibaly

Hosts ease past Angola

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Hosts South Africa got their African Nations Cup campaign up and running with a comfortable victory over Angola.

Both of these sides were involved in 0-0 draws on the opening day of the tournament and Group A remained goalless until 30 minutes into today's match when Siyabonga Sangweni's sweet volley broke the deadlock at Durban's Moses Mabhida stadium.

Substitute Lehlohonolo Majoro added Bafana Bafana's second with a fine individual effort after the break as South Africa moved to the top of the section ahead of tonight's other Group A contest between Morocco and Cape Verde.

Defeat leaves Angola deep in trouble at the foot of the standings and without a goal after two games. Cape Verde await Gustavo Ferrin's men in the final round of group games.

The match got off to a low-key start, with Angola striker Mateus' effort that slewed wide of target inside four minutes the only chance of note in the early exchanges.

South Africa slowly asserted themselves, however, and took the lead after half an hour when Sangweni capitalised on misplaced header by Angola defender Antonio Lunguinha to drill home a low volley from the left edge of the six-yard box.

The hosts might have made it two a minute before the break as Bernard Parker's shot following a strong run was saved by Mamona Lama.

Moments later Tokelo Rantie headed onto the roof of the Angola net with the goal gaping after Lama could only tamely pat away Thuso Phala's cross.

Angola threatened seven minutes into the second half when Mateus crossed for Afonso Guilherme to take a first-time shot but Itumeleng Khune got down well to save.

South Africa midfielder Dean Furman's low shot was then tipped round the post by Lama as the chances continued to arrive at both ends.

A second goal arrived in the 62nd minute as Majoro - having entered the action just four minutes earlier - latched onto a long punt downfield, ran on and beat a defender before cutting in from the byline and slotting the ball home through the legs of Lama.

Angola pushed for a consolation in what time remained, with Manucho going close with a couple of headers, but they again drew a blank and must now beat Cape Verde in their final game if they are to have any chance of reaching the knockout stage.

Scoring Summary

South Africa Angola
Siyabonga Sangweni (30') 
Micheal Majoro (62') 


South Africa Angola
16 Itumeleng KhuneJoao Mamona Luis Lama
21 Siyabonga Sangweni15 Miguel
Tsepo MasilelaAlex Afonso Dani Massunguna
14 Bongani Khumalo13 Bastos
5 Anele Ngcongca3 Antonio Lunguinha
15 Dean FurmanAderito Waldemar Dede
18 Thuso Phala18 Hermenegildo Da Costa
19 May Mahlangu16 Jose Pirolito
17 Bernard Parker23 Guilherme Afonso
Katlego MphelaManucho
23 Tokelo Rantie17 Mateus
1 Wayne SandilandsAdilson Neblu 22
22 Senzo MeyiwaMavanga Landu 12
Siboniso GaxaFrancisco Zuela 10
Thabo NthetheMarcos Airosa 2
11 Thabo MatlabaAmandio Costa 14
Siphiwe TshabalalaRegio Francisco Congo Zalta Mingo Bile 20
12 Reneilwe LetsholonyaneMafuta Fabricio 5
10 Thulani SereroSebastiao Felisberto Graca Amaral Gilberto 11
20 Oupa ManyisaCampos Braume Manuel Abel Djalma 7
7 Micheal MajoroManuel Costa 21
 Osvaldo Manucho Dinis 8
 Herculano Yano 19
Reneilwe Letsholonyane for May Mahlangu (46)
Campos Braume Manuel Abel Djalma for Hermenegildo Da Costa (46)
Micheal Majoro for Tokelo Rantie (58)
Sebastiao Felisberto Graca Amaral Gilberto for Aderito Waldemar Dede (65)
Oupa Manyisa for Katlego Mphela (78)
Amandio Costa for Guilherme Afonso (85)
Yellow Cards
 Alex Afonso Dani Massunguna (50)
· Squads: South Africa | Angola