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Angola and Morocco drew 0-0 in a Africa Cup of Nations clash on Saturday night.

Posted: 19 January 2013 Time: 23:02

Angola and Morocco drew 0-0 in a Africa Cup of Nations Group A clash on Saturday night.

Following South Africa and Cape Verde’s goalless draw the pressure was on the two teams to deliver the goals and make the fixture the better game of the evening, but it was not to be.

Angola’s shot-stopper was immediately put to the test, inside the first ten minutes of the game, through a strike from outside the area by Mounir El Hamdaoui.

The Palancas Negras struggled to turn around Morocco’s mobile and organised style of play which saw the North African’s dominate the opening 20 minutes of the game.

Set pieces seemed to be the only way in which Angola looked likely to score and they were fed the opportunity by Manucho, with a worked ball into the box, just before the half hour mark, but it was offside.

The misfiring continued until the end of the first 45 minutes when Adil Hermach struck a woeful effort over the bar.

Angola coach Gastavo Ferrin opted to bring in Guilherme Afonso at the start of the break, seeing Mingo Bile come off in his place.

Nervy moments struck the Moroccan camp when Abdelhahim El Kaoutari nearly deflected the ball into the back of his own net, as Angola started to take a hold of the momentum of the game.

Younes Belhanda was brought on for his creative skill and flair and it almost paid off immediately when he twisted and turned in the box to unleash a 68th minute shot which went just wide.

Manucho had the perfect opportunity to burry a late goal with two minutes to go, but he disappointingly struck his effort wide, as the game saw out a goalless draw between the two teams.

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kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 11:11 pm
why do we have to play long balls?i hope gorden will start with Serero&Furman in our next game
posted: 11:41 pm
Good result for Bafana. All is even in the group. Gordon must put his loyalty to Swallows players aside and pick the best 11. When he substitutes, he must do in initiating plan B, C or D. All the players must be aware from beginning of what plan A - D is. Tonight , they played like headless chickens, one couldn't believe that they were professionals. There is no playmaker - Serero must be given this role since Pienaar is not there. Rest of players must accept Serero as playmaker. Khumalo must stop being a softy leader - he says that they must be more ruthless but what did he do as the captain during the game. Shout to the players and direct them accordingly. Shabalala and Reneilwe needed a kick up the backside tonight and no-one was prepared to give them that rollicking.
posted: 12:34 am
NU KING (ba mu da kingi)
posted: 02:32 am
but the game is far better than that of south africa. bb is still in deep ####. they may not get out of it.
posted: 03:41 am
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 05:49 am
Good music to my ears
posted: 06:53 am
Top of the morning Mzansi,its time to kick the you - know - what , not kiss it.What a pleasure it gives to witness our lovely country playing host to the sons and daughters of Mama Africa,our beloved continent.Im awfully grateful to all those who contributed meaningfully to free us from the rhetoric times of the past(living and those who are no longer with us).We are enjoying the fruits of their blood,sweat and tears. Afcon tourney is more than just a football event,we celebrate unity and upliftment of Africans and showcasing to the world ,as we know it,that Africa is indeed the MOTHER of all continents.C'mon sons and daughters of the soil,let's go outhere and scream our lungs out for all the teams.Group B games today,eBhayi(Nelson Mandela Stadium)...Ghana vs Drc (Congo)@17h00, 2nd game Mali will take on Niger @ 20h00.
posted: 08:19 am
@metro, I hail you. If most of us Africans have your mindset, surely there will be no stopping this continent from fulfilling its true potential.
posted: 09:23 am
@metro keep it up,in united we stand,in divided we fall.Up Africa.
posted: 10:00 am
As much as we are angry wt our yesterday rsults,wht wer expecting frm that line up?We wer nt going to score & even in our next game we wnt if we fail to hv gud lineup.Hw cn we expect Yeye to hold dat middlefld alone? I wish in our next game we may c Manyisa or Mahlangu taking over frm Kagisho since we dnt hv Pienaar or Teko.We miss creativity in our team.Wow wht game betwn Moroco & Angola,t waz rily far beta dn ours.Lts kp African spirity high Ma Africa. KBY.........
posted: 10:35 am
what a game of skill power and poise..the Angolans should have nicked it easily...that ref was a bit unkind to the Angolans...i am afraid we are as good as out in this group stage i don't see us beating an of these two teams if we could not wallop those upstarts from Capo Verde
posted: 11:44 am
this game is more quality than the south africa/cape verde game.the morrocan are more hungry for goals especially in the first half.thanks to good goal keeping and defence.the morrocan just cannot keep up with their tempo ..they slow down allowing angola to settle into the game.
posted: 11:48 am
this group remain wide open.south africa will have to step up their game if they have to past the group stage
because now they are going to meet better oppositions.
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 01:27 pm
i am hurting after flying from the UK to witness our display last knight but honestly this guys have to up their game.I do believe that we will beat Angola& Morocco should think the boys were not free..i love bafana and my love is not lost at all,remember our coach with his negative style is always doing it with limited talent.but wena Gorden will give most of us heart attacks..(coach you have got Swedesh footballer of the year,Dean Furman oldham captain ,oupa manyisa,rantie)so why long balls.in south africa our strength is short passes cause we have got the skill no way we can play west africans at their own game.

my line up: khune

this team can best any team cause our middle-field mostly will be ball players...
kaizer chiefs no:1 in the UK
posted: 01:28 pm
posted: 02:44 pm
Shabba did not score the opening goal, so I hope now he can be dropped to the bench, I m a Khosi fan but sometimes if players dont perfom they must watch from the bench...they must know that no one is guaranteed a first line-up. The same happened to Teko at Bucs, look at him now at Downs, he's probably the best creative midfielder in the country..just that he's unlucky.
Funelakhe Duze
posted: 04:14 pm
Ths wil b th worst afcon evr!
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