South Africa up and running

  • Last Updated: January 23 2013, 20:25 GMT

A review of Wednesday's action in the Africa Cup of Nations, including South Africa's victory over Angola.

South Africa celebrate against Angola
South Africa celebrate against Angola

Hosts South Africa got their African Nations Cup campaign up and running with a comfortable 2-0 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 Wednesday'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.

Defeat leaves Angola deep in trouble at the foot of the standings and without a goal after two games.

In the second Group A game of the day, Cape Verde scored their first ever goal in a major tournament but conceded late on to miss out on an historic victory over Morocco.

Following their goalless draw against South Africa, Cape Verde impressed once more and Luis Platini went down in their history books with a landmark goal after 35 minutes.

They continued to boss the game but a defensive lapse allowed Morocco to level in the 78th minute through Youssef El Arabi and they spent much of the final 10 minutes on the backfoot as they fought to preserve a point.


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