Before the game South Africa were talking about taking a good lead to Angola in this CHAN qualifier.
Nothing went to plan for Shakes Mashaba’s boys, which isn’t so surprising since so many key PSL players were not made available by their clubs.
In the 12th minute Ribeiro cracked a long ranger which was saved by Bafana goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands.
SA captain Wandisile Letlabika’s cross was headed away by Gomito at the near-post after 22 minutes.
Michael Morton was speculative and his shot didn’t trouble keeper Mario either.
In the second half Angola midfielder Gerson headed the ball wide of the target from a corner-kick. Palancas Negras then scored through a Mateus’ deflected strike. The home side started to push forward as you’d expect.
Lyle Lakay forced Angola keeper Mario into a good save in the 65th minute, and then substitute Bradley Grobler didn’t make an impact either in 76th minute.
Papel rubbed salt into the home side’s wound in injury time, and that goal made it 2-0, giving SA a difficult task of turning the tie around in the second leg.