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South Africa changes pay off
January 23rd, 2013 10:47PM

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[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS] Host South Africa became only the fourth team to get a win in 10 games at the Africa Cup of Nations  when it beat Angola, 2-0, on Wednesday on spectacular goals by Siyabonga Sangweni and Lehlohonolo Majoro.

Highlights: South Africa-Angola

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund returned Durban, the city in which he was born, and made five changes from the team that tied unfancied Cape Verde Islands, 0-0, in the opener. The changes paid off as the Bafana Bafana earned a comfortable win to move into the lead in Group A with four points.

Sangweni scored on a volley and Majoro came off the bench to put the game away with another goal from close range.

Morocco and Cape Verde Islands played to a 1-1 tie, their second straight draw, in the other Group A game.

-- Jemal Tassew's red card and the reaction of Ethiopian fans in Monday's game against defending champion Zambia cost the player and his federation. The African soccer confederation banned the goalkeeper for two games and fined Ethiopia $10,000 for the angry display by its fans, who threw items, including vuvuzelas, on the field to protest the dismissal.

The incidents marred a great day for Ethiopia, playing its first game in the African championships in 30 years. The Walya Antelopes held Zambia to a 1-1 tie in a game it could have won.

Stats: The first 10 games have produced just 17 games, an average of 1.7 goals a game.

Television viewing: All games are available on ESPN3.com and WatchESPN.

GROUP A
Jan. 19 in Johannesburg
South Africa 0 Cape Verde Islands 0
Angola 0 Morocco 0
Jan. 23 in Durban
South Africa 2 Angola 0
Morocco 1 Cape Verde Islands 1
Jan. 27 in Durban
Morocco vs. South Africa
Jan. 27 in Port Elizabeth
Cape Verde Islands vs. Angola

GROUP B
Jan. 20 in Port Elizabeth
Ghana 2 DR Congo 2
Mali 1 Niger 0
Jan. 24 in Port Elizabeth
Ghana vs. Mali
Niger vs. DR Congo
Jan. 28 in Port Elizabeth
Niger vs. Ghana
Jan. 28 in Durban
Mali vs. DR Congo

GROUP C
Jan. 21 in Nelspruit
Zambia 1 Ethiopia 1
Nigeria 1 Burkina Faso 1
Jan. 25 in Nelspruit
Zambia vs. Nigeria
Burkina Faso vs. Ethiopia
Jan. 29 in Nelspruit
Burkina Faso vs. Zambia
Jan. 29 in Rustenburg
Nigeria vs. Ethiopia

GROUP D
Jan. 22 in Rustenburg
Ivory Coast 2 Togo 1
Tunisia 1 Algeria 0
Jan. 26 in Rustenburg
Ivory Coast vs. Tunisia
Algeria vs. Togo
Jan. 30 in Rustenburg
Algeria vs. Ivory Coast
Jan. 30 in Nelspruit
Tunisia vs. Togo

QUARTERFINALS
Feb. 2 in Durban
Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B
Feb. 2 in Port Elizabeth
Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A
Feb. 2 in Nelspruit
Winner Group C vs. Runner-up Group D
Feb. 2 in Rustenburg
Winner Group D vs. Runner-up Group C

SEMIFINALS
Feb. 6 in Durban
Winner Durban vs. Winner Rustenburg
Feb. 6 in Nelspruit
Winner Nelspruit vs. Winner Port Elizabeth

THIRD-PLACE GAME

Feb. 9 in Port Elizabeth

FINAL

Feb. 10 in Johannesburg



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