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Impressive Bafana down Angola in 2013 AFCON

Posted: 23 January 2013 Time: 17:56

South Africa finally produced a performance worth celebrating as they beat Angola 2-0 in Durban in their second match of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

After the dismal effort against Cape Verde, Bafana Bafana looked a different side as goals from Siyabonga Sangweni and Lehlohonolo Majoro secured the vital three points.

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The attacking line-up selected by Gordon Igesund paid dividends as the hosts – bar an early shot from Mateus which Itumeleng Khune tipped round the post – dominated the first half.

And after a hopeful early effort from Katlego Mphela, the Bafana's first real chance fell to an unmarked Sangweni, who completely missed Thuso Phala’s curling free-kick into the area.

Dean Furman was proving a handful for the Angolans with his ball-winning abilities, and one such tackle saw him get up immediately and try and chip goalkeeper Lama, but the effort landed on the roof of the net.

Tokelo Rantie was also looking sharp and his partnership with Mphela yielded a few half-chances, but none that troubled Lama.

However, on 30 minutes the keeper did have a job to do – to pick the ball out the back of the net.

Bernard Parker’s free-kick was not cleared by the Angolan defence, allowing Sangweni to sneak round the back and volley across the face of goal and into the back of the net.

It was no more than Bafana deserved for some enterprising play which was lacking against Cape Verde, though Mateus had a chance late in the half when the ball dropped to him in the box, but his shot was rushed and way over.

Angola came out with more fire in the second half and almost levelled six minutes in when the impressive Mateus found Guilherme Afonso, whose snap-shot looked to be going in before Khune got down well to save.

Three minutes later and Furman was inches away from his first ever international goal, but for a fine tip around the post by Lama.

However, the keeper had no answer on 62 minutes as Bafana scored their second goal. Substitute Majoro, with his first touch of the game, ran onto a long ball from Reneilwe Letsholonyane and beat one defender before slotting through the goalie’s legs.

Mateus hit a shot straight at Khune shortly afterwards, but it was Bafana who came closest to adding to their tally when Mphela’s cross found Majoro’s, whose snap-shot went narrowly wide.

Angola came into the game more in the final 10 minutes but, a Manucho header which Khune saved aside, were unable to really trouble the Bafana backline.

In fact, Majoro came close to adding to a third in injury-time when he ran onto a long-ball and chipped the goalie, but the ball went well wide when he should have done much better.

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AWAY: Angola

Previous comments on this story...

El Kampion
posted: 07:03 pm
And my friend is on TV, i am going to make a call to Supersport 4 i want to thank him....
posted: 07:04 pm
Great perfomance bt bad substitution,Phala was nt surpose to play the whole 90 minutes.
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 07:04 pm
Two words, Dean Furman, absolutely brilliant for the entire match. Did not understand the substitution of Mahlangu because he was playing quite well but the introduction of Yeye played out well in the end with that pass to Majoro for the second goal. The whole defence played very well especially Ngcongca.

Overall it was a very good perfomance by the team. I'm proud of you guys. Team Bafana all the way
Legendary Wonder
posted: 07:04 pm
Thanks Neil Tovey, Majoro and Ntsimbi, the dark cloud seen by the prophet and I yang a on Metro was removed all thanks to the good work of Neil Tovey, the national HERO.

The team played very well overall, but Mahlangu didn't deserve to be substituted!
Dj Lumeh (Treble Dj...)
posted: 07:06 pm
YEYE still dont look so good says jacob zuma
Frank White (The Khosi Extremist )
posted: 07:06 pm
great perfomance guys . Dean ''the bear jew''furman is an absolute beast . May mahlangu very well done. Rantie was tightly marked ,they were obviously aware of his exploits in sweden. Parker performed whether u like it or not. one last thing , go to hell isa hayatou , u are a garbage CAF president and u even failed to do anything for ur home country. Oh one last thing , to hell wit tremble chump queen,maminazela,matt tremble,mrete,and all those unpatriotic gorillas from gayfair!!!!!!!
Champ of all
posted: 07:07 pm
Masilela was exposed, gave us nothing going forward....if it was nt for Parker who really impressed defensively we'll b in trouble. Well done to parker........mayb he must b converted to a left back.
Naturena born killer
posted: 07:09 pm
Where r de damn haters now, ha ba show balakaletsi. Shapa bafana shapa. I bet dey will be singing a different tune now. Shame
posted: 07:10 pm
Who said Yeye plays street football? Who said Yeye can't play diagonal balls. From Yeye to Majoro n the rest is history. That's how we do it a Khosi Nation. Wena KG remain where u r, we don't need u near this team n good performance by the guyz.
El Kampion
posted: 07:11 pm
Mahlangu,best 45 minutes of his career in the national team

Yeye, better than the previous game

Masilela, no ways...found wanting most of the time

Shabba...you looked nice on the bench poii...soon we will all be blowing vuvuzelas....i thank Neil

Siya....inja yempilo....you deserve to be a Galaxy nja yam

Majoro....good 1 poi

We will not stop talking until we are heard....once again, Neil Tovey,,,i thank you
posted: 07:11 pm
Naturena born killer
posted: 07:12 pm
In bAfana I believe, in Gordon I trust. Bua motho re go thuse
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 07:12 pm
Sangweni scored Majoro scored, Its good to see Chiefs and Pirates coming together for the good of the nation. This anyways is not about pirates, sundowns, chiefs, free state stars or whateva but its about South Africa
Rodger must goooooo,fullstop
posted: 07:12 pm
Siyabonga,siyabonga siyabonga,
El Kampion
posted: 07:12 pm
Parker for full back...left back to be precise....did well in that position
posted: 07:13 pm
I never believed dis could happen bt congrats to dat Witchdoctor who gve them strong muti as promised on da newspaper............ Dat Muti turned foolman into furman, a brilliant soccer player, He even had a short on target..... I salute muti coz it really work wonders for Ghana n Bafana, Bt Cowdon Igasende really has to go........ We cnt rely on muti while We hve players who cn make things happen withouth being boosted by Muti
Navigator Wonder
posted: 07:13 pm
Furman and Nsimbi are super and May Mahlangu am impressed go on boys the Ghosts are behind u now Shapa Bafana Shapaaaa....
posted: 07:13 pm
posted: 07:14 pm
No need for analysis,English combination is bad for Bafana,lets see more of today's display Dean.
Champ enigma
posted: 07:14 pm
Hey Pierats faithfools are hipocrytes. I thought they are supporting Zambia and Ivory Coast. Now cause Bafana bachiefs won and their cow scored they are running naked on the blog. Sies. Ratsfaithfools are total messedup.
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