Last Updated: 23/01/13 4:55pm
A deserved victory for the hosts. Bafana Bafana were more attacking, more fluent than against Cape Verde. In fact, this is their best game this year.Majoro looks hurt and Lama goes over to apologise. The players are applauding the Durban crowd for their support which was amazing to say the least.
A deserved victory for the hosts. Bafana Bafana were more attacking, more fluent than against Cape Verde. In fact, this is their best game this year.
Majoro is down after getting knocked by the keeper. The Kaizer Chiefs forward was chasing a long ball which Lama got to first. The goal scorer is being treated on the field and the mexican wave is in full swing.
The fourth official shows that there will be three minutes added on, the vuvuzelas are louder, is that possible? The crowd is happy, Bafana Bafana are taking it easy and Angola look beaten, and are.
Some handbags here and dramatic acting as an Angolan player goes down like Mayweather knocked him. The free kick is whipped in and Khune collects. He sees Majoro up front and releases him with an inch-perfect punt. Majoro is one on one with a defender, he sees the keeper off his line and lobs the ball which lands up on the roof the goal.
It's end to end stuff here as Angola push forward forward looking to reduce the deficit and Bafana defending astutely, waiting to intercept and counter-attack. A bit rushed at the moment by the hosts.
Manucho rises above two defenders to head towards goal, Khune dives to his left to make an easy save.
Manyisa loses the ball and then wins it back, he spots Phala running in to the box and makes the pass, but he is flagged for offside which he was not.
Yeye goes down from an aerial challenge by Djalma. Bafana are slowing the pace down and Angola are struggling to get forward now.
Mphela has worked hard for Bafana and Gordon Igesund decides it's enough and brings on midfielder Oupa Manyisa.
Time is running out for Angola who are seeing more of the ball. Khumalo brings down a striker just outside the box and this looks dangerous, free kick just 20 yards out. Gilberto takes it but it hits the wall. There's a collective sigh of relief from the crowd.
The Angolan coach kicks the ball up front to the delight of the crowd. He seems frustrated. Majoro is troubling the Angolan defence, combining well with Mphela who is holding up the ball nicely. Majoro's attempt at goal goes wide.
Angola are more urgent in their attack now but Manucho again shoots straight at Khune. They seem a bit frustrated, can Bafana get a third goal? Their confidence is as high as the vuvuzelas are loud.
Angola have a good chance to score, it's two on two but the striker holds on to the ball too long and it's cleared. Majoro chases the long ball and takes on a defender, beats him with a sublime body swerve. Majoro is in the small box, Mphela and Parker are calling for it but he strikes, the ball goes through the keeper's legs. what a goal!!! what a substitution!!!
Angola have a good chance to score, it's two on two but the striker holds on to the ball too long and it's cleared. Majoro chases the long ball and takes on a defender, beats him with a sublime body swerve.
Rantie, who is the busiest of the strikers and giving Massunguna a headache, is taken off. The crowd don't like it but maybe Gordon Igesund does not want him to get hurt. Majoro on.
Furman goes close with a shot from just outside the box. Mphela did well to hold the ball up in the 18-area and to set up Furman.
Mateus goes flying down the right and sends in a low cross that Manucho hits straight at Khune. Tense moment there for Bafana.
Massunguna fouls Rantie again and this time the ref cautions the tall Angolan defender. Rantie looks hurt and is being treated outside the field of play. Parker stands over the ball ready to take the free kick.
And South Africa kicks off the second half. Just one change to the home side, Reneilwe 'YEYE' Letsholonyane comes on for May Mahlangu.
And it's halftime. South Africa lead 1-0 against Angola who have never beaten the hosts. Join me after the break for some more hot action at a humid and loud Moses Mabhida Stadium.
One minute added on, Bafana look steady and Angola are a bit shaken. They are looking for a gap to goal but nothing is working for them as Khumalo's back line anticipates their moves and passes.
Parker has a goal but it does not have enough power to beat the keeper. Phala then whips in a cross from the right that the keeper gets a slight touch to, Rantie is at the end of it but an Angolan defender puts him off and the ball loops over the goal.
Angola have a good chance to score, Manucho heads a cross towards an unmarked Mateus but he hurries the effort and skies the ball.
Manucho chases a long ball and Khune comes out of his big box to head it clear. Close call for Bafana.
Another corner for Bafana. Angolan defence looks rather disorganised right now as the hosts maintain the pressure. Phala whips in the corner but Manucho is there to clear it.
Angolan coach and staff arguing with the fourth official. Bafana meanwhile whip in a corner that captain Khumalo just heads wide of goal.
Bafana centre-back Siyabonga Sangweni scores for the hosts. The coach, the players on the bench and the fans are ecstatic. Could this goal be that takes them to the next round?
Rantie wins another free kick, the Angolans seem set on taking him out. Parker takes the free kick and whips it to the far post where Bafana defender Sangweni, of all players, pops up and blasts it home!
Mahlangu plays in a free kick from deep but the Angolans cut it out easily. They are composed in defence the Angolans, not showing any nervousness against the determined Bafana players.
South Africans are confident, passing the ball, holding on to it comfortably, and Mphela combines well with Rantie who again wastes his effort. He skies the ball and he had time to take a proper shot.
Bafana have more ball and are going forward more often than in the game against Cape Verde. Positive start for the hosts. Angola are strglling to get out of their half as they play a 4-5-1, leaving Manucho alone upfront.
Masilela whips in a cross from the left and Mphela is on it, but the Angolan keeper puts him off and spoils his first touch, the ball goes out for a goal kick.
Mphela and Rantie combine well and the latter goes for goal but it flies across the face of gaol. The crowd sighs collectively.
Furman sets up Mphela with a defence splitting pass and the striker tries to cross it in. Angola are defending frantically.
A well worked set-piece from the corner but the final shot is blocked by the Angolans. Bafana has them on the backfoot so far and Furman is by far the best player on the pitch thus far.
Phala whipped in the free kick and it only needed a touch from a Bafana player, the crowd gasps as Sangweni just misses it.
Rantie shows some good skill down the left and is brought down, the ref awards the free kick and the South African player is mad, punching the turf. This is the third time an Angolan fouls him, clearly a marked man.
Mphela has a crack at goal from way outside the bog box. That was hopeful, and the shot is well wide of goal.
Masilela's slide tackle is applauded, the Angolan throw-in is taken quickly but Manucho heads way over the goal.
Oldham Athletic midfielder Dean Furman shows some good anticipation as he intercepts an Angolan pass, but his pass is wasted.
Both teams are in the tunnel, Angola in their red strip with black trimming, and Bafana Bafana in their traditional yellow jerseys and green shorts.
The fans are trickling in, the stadium is not full yet but the sounds of the vuvuzelas make it seem like there's 50000 fans!
Angola: Lama, Lunguinha, Massunguna, Dede, Miguel, Bastos, Pirolito, Geraldo, Guilherme, Manucho, Mateus
Bafana Bafana: Khune, Ngcongca, Masilela, Khumalo, Sangweni, Furman, Mahlangu, Phala, Parker, Rantie, Mphela
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Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has opted to use three strikers in his starting line-up. Katlego Mphela, Bernard Parker and Tokelo Rantie are the forwards, however, Parker might drop deeper to assist the midfielders.
Those results mean all four teams sit on one point each, leaving a win this week of paramount importance in the quest to secure a quarter-final berth.
Bafana Bafana, as South Africa are known, were held to a shock goalless draw against Cape Verde in the curtain raiser on Saturday, while the Black Antelopes were also unable to find a way past Morocco in last Saturday's other GROUP A encounter.