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.
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