• FT

    Algeria

    0

    Angola

    0

  • FT

    Burkina Faso

    1

    Ghana

    0

  • FT

    Gabon

    1

    Zimbabwe

    1

  • FT

    Malawi

    1

    Morocco

    1

  • FT

    Nigeria

    2

    Rwanda

    0

  • FT

    Senegal

    2

    Congo

    0

  • FT

    South Africa

    2

    Cape Verde

    1

  • FT

    Tunisia

    4

    Botswana

    1

  • FT

    Uganda

    1

    Congo DR

    0

  • FT

    Zambia

    1

    Togo

    0

  • PPD

    Kenya

    P

    Guinea

    P

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - CAF

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South Africa

  • Mbulelo Mabizela 42'
  • Mbulelo Mabizela 70'

2 - 1

FT

Cape Verde Islands

  • Janicio Gomes Martins 78'

South Africa 2-1 Cape Verde Islands

BLOEMFONTEIN, June 5 (Reuters) - Captain Mbulelo Mabizela scored twice in South Africa's unconvincing 2-1 win over the Cape Verde Islands at the start of their 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign on Saturday.

The Tottenham Hotspur player blasted home a free kick just

before halftime and then netted a spectacular long-range shot in

the second to give South Africa all three points in new coach

Stuart Baxter's first game.

But Baxter admitted his side were not impressive and had

panicked and lost discipline after the islanders pulled a goal

back in the 78th minute when Janicio scored with a snap shot.

The 144th-ranked islanders then pressed in the final 10

minutes to grab an equaliser, with Calo missing after rounding

South African goalkeeper Hans Vonk, who then dropped a ball in

the final minute which Lito failed to capitalise on.

'It was nice to win but we have a lot of work to do,' said

Baxter, whose side travels to Ghana in a fortnight for their

next qualifier.

Scoring Summary

  • South Africa
  • Cape Verde Islands