Morocco 2 - 2 South Africa

Match info: Africa Cup of Nations - Group A at Moses Mabhida Stadium

Date: 27/01/2013 KO: 17:00 Ref: Bakary Gassama Att: 45,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Issam El Adoua 10
Abdelilah Hafidi 82


S. Africa

May Mahlangu 71
Siyabonga Sangweni 86

FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • It's more disappointment for Morocco, who are inconsolable after being dumped out of the group stage for the fourth successive time. Jubilation for South Africa though as they join Cape Verde in the last-right, with the team huddled in the middle of the pitch now in a show of unity. Well, I hope you've enjoyed it. I'm Ryan Gordon wishing you a great week ahead. Cheers all!

  • And that's it! South Africa go through to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as Group A winners, while Morocco are sent home early!

  • We're already past the four minutes of added time, but a lengthy injury has seen the referee add a couple of extra minutes on.

  • The fourth official shows there will be four minutes of time added on, and Gordon Igesund moves to eat those up immediately as he takes off for May Mahlangu.

  • It's a carbon copy of South Africa's first, and the host nation are back at the top of the group, Siyabonga Sangweni being fed the ball on the edge of the area before holding up play and curling a stunning effort into the same corner May Mahlangu found earlier.

  • GOAL! Morocco 2-2 South Africa! Siyabonga Sangweni!

  • Dream land for Morocco as they put themselves back into this tournament, Abdelilah Hafidi putting the ball into the bottom corner of the net after controlling well with his chest in the area.

  • GOAL! Morocco 2-1 South Africa! Abdelilah Hafidi!

  • Here's another change for Bafana, with Bernard Parker making way for his Kaizer Chiefs club-mate Reneilwe Letsholonyane.

  • So as it stands, South Africa are through to the quarter-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, where they will be joined by Angola, who still lead Cape Verde 1-0. The Blue Sharks are heading for a basement finish in the group stages, while Morocco are currently third.

  • Bernard Parker picks up a booking now, seemingly for arguing with the referee, despite his side having been awarded a free-kick.

  • That is stunning from May Mahlangu, and Bafana are right back in this! He works a nice one-two with Tokelo Rantie to set himself up acres of shooting space, and he picks up a sumptuous curling effort which leaves the keeper no chance before nestling in the top corner of the net.

  • GOAL! Morocco 1-1 South Africa! May Mahlangu!

  • The two sets of players have done well to play against the adverse weather conditions, with the wind howling furiously through the stadium, although at least the rain has stopped for now.

  • Really decent chance for Morocco as Kamel Chafni is teed up on the edge of the area, but he gets his shot all wrong and blazes miles over.

  • Bafana do have a corner though, which is whipped in but only finds the first defender, who can head clear.

  • Another excellent delivery from Thusa Phala, but an equally impressive save from the keeper as he turns the ball out to safety with a diving save.

  • Another free-kick in a promising area for South Africa, with Kamel Chafni going into the book for his challenge on Bongani Khumalo.

  • Decent chance for South Africa to level things as a deep corner finds Siyabonga Sangweni at the far-post, but he can't get the right connection on the ball and heads well behind.

  • Here comes another change for Morocco, with Zakarya Bergdich coming on in place of Chahir Belhazouani.


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