Despite starting out strong, Bafana Bafana was knocked out their last chance to
make it into the final Afcon eight by Ghana. A perfect header in the 82nd minute by
Andre Ayew gave Brilliant Khuzhwayo no chance as Bafana Bafana again gave away
yet another lead.
Bafana Bafana must win their final group stages match against Ghana on Tuesday night if they are
to continue at the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations, currently under way in Equatorial Guinea. "We
can make it," insists Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.
South Africa's u20 football team beat Finland 2-1 to win the Commonwealth Cup in St Petersburg
on Sunday. "These boys have tasted how sweet winning is," said coach David Notoane, saying the
team would carry this spirit with them to Senegal for the CAF African Youth Tournament in March.
Midfielder Thuso Phala says Bafana Bafana will fight their way out of the deep hole they
have find themselves in at the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations tournament, currently
under way in Equatorial Guinea. Kick-off against Senegal is at 9pm on Friday.
The South Africans suffered a 3-1 defeat against Algeria in their opening African Cup of
Nations Group C clash in Mongomo, Equitorial Guinea, on Monday night.
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