DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – Hosts South Africa got their African Nations Cup campaign back on track with a convincing 2-0 win over Angola in Durban on Wednesday to go top of Group A.
Defender Siyabonga Sangweni handed them a 30th-minute lead with a far post volley and a solo effort from substitute Lehlohonolo Majoro doubled the advantage just after the hour mark.
South Africa had put on a poor show in drawing their opening match against Cape Verde on Saturday, but after making five changes for Wednesday’s game produced a much more convincing performance.
They now have four points from their first two matches while Angola have one, having not scored in their two encounters at the 16-nation tournament.
(Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Toby Davis; firstname.lastname@example.org +27828257807 Messaging email@example.com)
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