Sports Mole anticipates Sunday’s international friendlies clash between South Africa and Angola, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Looking to earn a sixth win in a row in all competitions, angola take a trip to Mbombela Stadium to measure yourself against South Africa in a friendly match on Sunday.
Bafana Bafana, on the other hand, will be looking to outperform the visitors after suffering defeats in both of their meetings at the African Nations Championship this year.
Angola continued their fine run of results on Thursday when they secured a deserved 1-0 win over Botswana in their first friendly outing since March’s goalless draw with Equatorial Guinea.
In a guarded affair at Dobsonville Stadium, the Al-Ittihad Alexandria striker Cristovao Patience came out triumphant for the home team when he scored the game’s only goal on the stroke of halftime to sink Mogomotsi Mpotethe men
This result was in line with their excellent performance in the 2022 African Nations Championship qualifiers earlier this year, where they picked up four wins out of four to book their place in the tournament proper.
Pedro GoncalvesThe team began their CHAN qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Mauritius on 24 July before defeating Les Dodos 1-0 in the second leg a week later to set up a playoff clash against South Africa. .
Angola defeated Bafana Bafana 6-1 on aggregate, posting a 2-0 first leg win at home on 28 August before visiting Orlando Stadium a week later to claim a 4-1 victory and securing his fourth CHAN appearance and first since. 2018.
Los Palancas Negras have been particularly impressive on the defensive end of the pitch, where they have kept four clean sheets and conceded just once in their last five matches, while scoring 10 goals in that time.
Angola, currently ranked 119th in the latest FIFA world rankings, go into the weekend unbeaten in 10 of their 12 matches, with an impressive eight wins and two draws since the turn of the year.
South Africa, on the other hand, have put together a fine run since their CHAN qualifying heartbreak and will head into Sunday looking for a fourth straight friendly win.
Hugo BroosThe team began their friendlies on September 24, when they comfortably defeated Sierra Leone 4-0 before going on to a 1-0 victory over Botswana on home soil three days later.
South Africa picked up a third win in a row for the first time since November 2021 on Thursday when they fought back from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Mozambique.
After falling behind at half time courtesy of Nelson DivrassoneThe first goal in the 14th minute, Minnesota United striker Bongokuhle Hlongwane he delivered a solid second-half performance when he struck twice in a three-minute spell to turn the game on its head.
South Africa will now be looking to keep the giant going as they prepare for the return of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, where they will look to kick-start their campaign following a 2-1 defeat against Morocco in the Group K opener in June.
The Bafana Bafana will see their chances to keep up their hot streak as Sunday’s game sees them face Angola, against whom they are unbeaten in 16 of the last 19 meetings between the teams, with 10 wins and six draws since 1996.
Form of the International Friendly of South Africa:
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State of form of the international friendlies of Angola:
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Goncalves has called up a 24-man squad for his two November friendlies, including the 24-year-old striker nelson gives lightwho this season has scored three goals with Vitoria de Guimaraes in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Paciencia raised his goal tally for Angola to six with their win against Botswana last time out and we expect the veteran striker, who has 14 senior caps under his belt, to once again open up the Palancas Negras attack with a header.
On the defensive side of the field, we expect a couple of center-backs from the man from Valenciennes. Jonathan Buatu Mananga Y Gaspar Kialonda, protecting Hugo Marques in goal
After a Man of the Match performance against Botswana last time out, we expect Hlongwane to be rewarded with another starting role on Sunday.
The 22-year-old should join the veteran forward themba zwane and the man from the orlando pirates Zakhele Lepasa in the final third, while Broos could name an unchanged back four Nyiko Mobbie, Aubrey Maphosa Modiba, Rushine of Reuck Y grant kekana.
Possible starting line-up for South Africa:
williams; Mobbie, Modiba, De Reuck, Kekana; Saleng, Timm; Zwane, Mokoena, Hlongwane; happens
Angola’s possible starting line-up:
marquis; Piazo, Buatu-Mananga, Gaspar, Quinito; Herenilson, Show, Light; Patience, Salvador, Vladimir
We Say: South Africa 2-1 Angola
Angola and South Africa have achieved good form in recent outings and this makes for an exciting watch. While we anticipate an open contest, the Bafana Bafana have the firepower to get the job done and we predict they will emerge victorious, ending their two-match losing streak against the visitors.
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