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South Africa miss CHAN after heavy defeat to Angola – Sporting Life

 

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South Africa like their Nigerian counterparts will be missing at the next African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be hosted by Ivory Coast after heavy defeat by Angola.

South Africa got off to a great start in the match .ed in Soweto, with Prince Nxumalo halving the aggregate deficit by nodding home a free-kick just six minutes into the first half.

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But disaster struck for the home side on 39 minutes when an attempted headed clearance by Mosa Lebusa looped over goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse into his own net.

It left South Africa needing to score three unanswered goals to survive with a team sorely weakened by the absence of stars on club duty.

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Angola grew stronger as the second half progressed with Jaredi Teixeira a constant menace on the left wing.

He set up the second and fourth goals for Deivi Viera and Daniel Kilola, and Joaquim Paciencia netted the third with a free-kick that flew in off the underside of the crossbar. While South Africa and Nigeria  are in the finger biting moods same was not the case with last Nations Cup host Cameroon as they netted twice late in the opening half to beat Equatorial Guinea 2-0 and squeeze through having lost 1-0 away.

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Djawal Kaiba broke the deadlock on 43 minutes in the northwestern city of Garoua and Souaaibou Marou snatched what proved the crucial goal in stoppage time.

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T. was an even closer call for the Ivory Coast, who beat Burkina Faso on penalties after both legs finished 0-0.

Indian Ocean nation Madagascar will be the only tournament debutants – despite being held 1-1 by Botswana in Antananarivo they progressed 2-1 on aggregate.

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While Eagles lost 5-4 on penalty to Ghana in Abuja,  Bafana Bafana lost 4-1 to Angola in Soweto.

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