Angola Humiliates Bafana Bafana in CHAN Qualifier, Knocks Them Out

Angola Humiliates Bafana Bafana in CHAN Qualifier, Knocks Them Out

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
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  • South Africa will not be participating at the 2022 African Nations Championship in Algeria
  • Bafana Bafana was thumped 4-1 by a fiery Angola at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto
  • This ensured that the Palanca Negras overwhelmed the hosts 6-1 over two legs in sealing their passage to North Africa

South Africa crashed out of qualifiers for the 2022 African Nations Championship to be hosted in Algeria.

Bafana Bafana was hammered 4-1 by Angola in the second leg encounter that was held at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto. This ensured a 6-1 aggregate victory for the Palanca Negras, who won 2-0 in the first leg last weekend.

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Bafana Bafana was humiliated 4-1 by Angola in Soweto. Image source: @BafanaBafana.
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South Africa has failed to qualify for the tournament since the 2014 edition, which the country hosted and was knocked out in the group stages. This was also the first time a senior Angolan national team - men and women - registered a victory in South Africa.

There'll be much food for thought for coach Hugo Broos who was in the stands while stand-in coach Helman Mkhalele took on his responsibility.

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The Springboks came out all guns blazing as they took an early lead against the Wallabies through a Damian de Allende try under the posts, Sports Brief reported. Damian Willemse then converted the try to make the score 7-0.

The Boks continued to bully the Australians, with captain Siya Kolisi leading by example. The Australians only grew into the game at the half-hour mark, when they made their first trip into the Bok 22. Their pressure was rewarded with a penalty for a high tackle which was converted by fly-half Noah Lolesio to make the score 7-3.

The next ten minutes were played at a frenetic pace as both sides looked to grab points before the halftime whistle. The Boks would grab the next try as 19-year-old Canan Moodie scored a beautiful try. Jaden Hendrikse delivered a high box kick from a ruck which Moodie rushed after. The youngster leaped high, plucked the ball out of the air, and sprinted to dive over the line. Willemse couldn’t convert the try, but South Africa took a 12-3 lead into the break.

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