International Friendly Match Report: South Africa vs Angola

International Friendly Match Report: South Africa vs Angola

  • South Africa and Angola played out an entertaining 1-1 draw against Angola at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit
  • This was after Bafana Bafana had defeated Mozambique at the same venue last week Thursday
  • This ensured that the national team went unbeaten for a fourth consecutive match

Cristovao Pacienca opened the scoring for the visitors in the 20th minute from a corner kick, leaving Ronwen Williams rooted to the spot with an expertly-placed corner.

Zakhele Lepasa equalised in the 41st minute for the hosts from the penalty spot after Kgaogelo Sekgota was fouled in the box.

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South Africa and Angola drew 1-1 at the Mbombela Stadium in Angola. Image source: @BafanaBafana.
Source: Twitter

South Africa beat Mozambique 2-1 last Thursday at the same venue. This followed consecutive wins against Sierre Leone and Botswana.

South Africa XI: Williams, Mobbie, Xulu, De Reuck, Modiba, Mokoena, Le Roux, Zwane, Sekgota, Lakay, Lepasa.

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Subs: Kekana, Saleng, Mothwa, Timm, Mayo, Aubaas, Blom, Buthelezi.

2022 World Cup: Mbulelo Mabizela dismisses the PSL as the best league in Africa after failed WC qualification

Former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain, Mbulelo "Old John" Mabizela, believes it is an exaggeration that DStv Premiership is regarded as the biggest league in Africa.

Mabizela wondered how this could be if its players - local and foreign - are not in any of the African squads that will do battle at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Bafana, for instance, was not able to secure a place in major football competitions including the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and the World Cup in recent years.

Mabizela said:

"The fact that the PSL is ranked among the big leagues in Africa is something we should stop talking about now because it is clear that the players we have in this league are not at the right level. Here I am not talking about foreign players as there was talk about Richard Ofori (from Ghana) who was supposed to represent PSL at the World Cup."

"I am talking about the players here in South Africa from whom the players of the national team are selected. Bafana failed to secure a place in the World Cup. Even the players who play in our PSL league are now finding it difficult to play in the big European leagues like they used to do before, which is worrying."

Source: Sports Brief News