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Played
January 23, 2013 5:00 PM SAST
Moses Mabhida Stadium — Durban
Referee:‬ K. Coulibaly‎
Attendance:‬ 40000‎
 
30′ S. Sangweni
 
62′ M. Majoro
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: South Africa 2-0 Angola

Goal.com South Africa rates the performances of each player during South Africa's vital win over Angola on Wednesday night

By Daniel Eslick

South Africa deserved their victory and played fluid football which matched the style and abilities of their players. Gordon Igesund made a few brave decisions in his selection which paid off.

  • Itumeleng Isaac Khune
    27
    1
    4.00

    Itumeleng Isaac Khune

    Khune was impeccable in goal, worthy of his clean sheet and an inspirational force due to his distribution. He almost cost the side with an edgy moment involving Manucho but the player displayed why he is considered as one of the most important elements in the South African side, with a few good saves and a general command of his area.

  • Peter Tsepo Masilela
    22
    1
    4.00

    Peter Tsepo Masilela

    Masilela's experience and commitment were on show against the Angolans, as the left-back provided fantastic defensive cover as well as being an offensive outlet down the left flank. He was one of the stand out performers on the day.

  • Bongani Khumalo
    7
    7
    3.50

    Bongani Khumalo

    Khumalo marshaled the defensive side of the game well and looked commanding as captain of the side. He fashioned a few opportunities for himself during corner-kicks and dealt with the strength and physicality of Angola's front men. His dominance in the air was vital against the likes of Manucho.

  • S. Sangweni
    16
    1
    4.00

    S. Sangweni

    Sangweni's volley was inch perfect and strike with sublime confidence. A player who should be known for his defensive work was the inspiration Bafana Bafana needed in order to secure the win against Angola, as he backed up his goal with some vital tackles.

  • A. Ngcongca
    12
    3
    3.00

    A. Ngcongca

    Ngocongca was solid throughout, but was not troubled on too many occasions to play much of a role in the side's victory. Most of Angola's attacking threat came down the right flank. He was involved in an off-the-ball incident at the end of match which was more embarrassing for the Angolan player than controversial.

  • Dean Furman
    39
    0
    4.50

    Dean Furman Top of the Match

    Furman was truly magnificent for the Afcon hosts in the middle of the park. His ability to control the game with pinpoint passing and vision made him a vital cog throughout the match. He played the full game and was involved in the build-up to many of Bafana's attacking moves, releasing players like Rantie and Mphela with slick passes.

  • Thuso Phala
    7
    8
    4.00

    Thuso Phala

    Phala was once more devastating down the right side of midfield, beating defenders at will and supplying some vital passes and crosses during the match. His combination with Rantie was a joy to behold as the two players dominated Angola's defense.

  • May Siphiwe Mahlangu
    17
    0
    3.50

    May Siphiwe Mahlangu

    Mahlangu was tough and speedy during the first half and would have been disappointed to have been hauled off at half-time. But the young midfielder would be buoyed by his impact on the game, as he showed he can partner well with Furman, as the duo controlled the midfield during the first stanza.

  • Katlego Mphela
    7
    13
    4.00

    Katlego Mphela

    Mphela was admirable as a center-forward and was consistently a threat throughout the match. Even though he could not find a goal, his combination play with Rantie was mesmerizing at times and he worked hard up-front.

  • Bernard Melvin Parker
    17
    1
    3.50

    Bernard Melvin Parker

    Parker was heavily involved during the match in many attacks but did suffer from over-hitting his passes early on. As he grew into the game so did his performance become better. His constant movement down the left flank was a vital aspect in South Africa's attacking plays.

  • Tokelo Anthony Rantie
    10
    3
    3.00

    Tokelo Anthony Rantie

    Rantie's pace was menacing at times, but he still suffers from not finding that elusive finishing touch. He found himself in great positions to score or to create a goal on numerous occasions but his composure deserted him.

Substitutions

  • Reneilwe Letsholonyane
    15
    2
    3.50

    Reneilwe Letsholonyane

    Yeye showed his ability to pick out passes and release attacking players during the second-half. His experience was vital in holding off Angola's attempts to find an avenue back into the game.

  • O. Manyisa
    6
    6
    2.50

    O. Manyisa

    Manyisa did not make much of an impact during his brief appearance as a substitute.

  • M. Majoro
    18
    0
    3.50

    M. Majoro

    Majoro's goal displayed his great form this season, as he kept calm and composed in beating Lama at his near post. Hopefully his injury is not too severe.

Angola did not turn up at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and may have suffered from underestimating South Africa's potential to score goals.

  • Lama
    1
    1
    2.50

    Lama

    Lama would have felt he should have saved Majoro's effort which resulted in the second goal, while he was nervy throughout the tie.

  • Bastos
    0
    1
    3.00

    Bastos

    Bastos showed his strength in the central defensive areas, but was often beaten in the air by Mphela or Khumalo. He was also guilty was giving South Africa a lot of space to work in when they launched their attacks,

  • Pirolito
    0
    1
    3.00

    Pirolito

    Pirolio was a leading light in building passages of play for the Angolans, but he struggled to find a killer pass or cross in order to inspire his side into finding the back of the net.

  • Dany
    0
    2
    2.50

    Dany

    Dany was unable to quell many of the South Africans attacks and was awarded a yellow-card for a late challenge on Rantie. Not one of his more impressive performances.

  • Lunguinha
    0
    2
    2.50

    Lunguinha

    The Angolan right-back was guilty of losing possession and providing poor deliveries during the match, even though he was able to get into good positions with his pace as his weapon.

  • Dédé
    2
    1
    2.00

    Dédé

    Dede was completely dominated during his 64 minutes on the pitch, with Furman and Mahlangu controlling the game in the middle of the park. He was by far one of the worst performers one the pitch for Angola.

  • Miguel Quiame
    0
    1
    3.00

    Miguel Quiame

    Miguel was also put under pressure during the tie and was able to provide a few vital tackles, but was another Angolan player who just couldn't close down the speedy South African attackers.

  • Manucho
    6
    1
    4.00

    Manucho

    Manucho was a threat throughout the encounter and South Africa were lucky to keep him off the score-sheet. He was certainly Angola's talisman but was denied a goal due to fine defending and a save from Khune.

  • Mateus
    6
    0
    4.00

    Mateus

    Mateus was one the few players who looked intent to get past defenders and score for Angola and he came close on a few ocassions. He linked up well with Manucho and would have been buoyed by his efforts despite the defeat.

  • Geraldo
    2
    0
    2.00

    Geraldo Flop of the Match

    Geraldo really struggled to impose himself in the heart of midfield for the Angolans and was substituted at half-time. He could not counter South Africa's pace and passing.

  • William
    0
    2
    3.00

    William

    William had an excellent opportunity to score the equaliser for Angola but drove his shot straight at Khune in the second half. He linked up well with Mateus on occasion but would have expected to score.

Substitutions

  • Amaro
    0
    1
    2.00

    Amaro

    Amaro struggled to cope with the pace of the South Africans, while his embarrassing dive at the end of the match did not enhance his already poor outing on the pitch.

  • Gilberto
    0
    1
    2.50

    Gilberto

    Gilberto could not make an impact after replacing Dede in the second half, as South Africa dominated the majority of proceedings in the midfield.

  • Yano
    0
    1

    Yano

    Geraldo really struggled to impose himself in the heart of midfield for the Angolans and was substituted at half-time. He could not counter South Africa's pace and passing.

  • Djalma
    0
    1
    2.50

    Djalma

    Djlama tried to make an impact when he came on at half time and could not give Manucho the service he required when the opportunity presented itself.

Results
Group A Matchday 2
Times In SAST
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Didier Drogba Didier Drogba
Striker
Galatasaray
6 3
Mbokani Mbokani
Striker
Dynamo Kiev
5 2
Alain Traoré Alain Traoré
Midfielder
Lorient
5 0
Wakaso Wakaso
Midfielder
Rubin
4 3
Victor Moses Victor Moses
Midfielder
LFC
4 2