27 January 2013

South Africa/Morocco: Program of the Day

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May Mahlangu of South Africa scores one of the goals which took the host team through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Morocco will need all three points on Sunday in order to qualify for the Afcon quarter-finals while Bafana Bafana seek at least a point in order to progress.

South Africa enter into their final Group A clash against Morocco brimming with their confidence after their inspired performance against Angola, which has left them top of Group A with four points.

The hosts will have to deal with a few injury concerns before the match, as striker Lehlohonolo Majoro will not be fit for the tie after being helped off the pitch on Wednesday.

Gordon Igesund is wary of Morocco before the tie and is encouraging his players to focus on the present and the match ahead.

"We know what we need to do on Sunday. We can't continue living in the past. We must start celebrating once we qualify for the quarter-finals," he told reporters.

"We won our second game, but we really can't get carried away with that. One win is not going to qualify us. We know what have to do next. We have a tough match against a strong Morocco side and we need to win that one."

Many South Africans feared the tie against Morocco, but it seems the tables have turned as suddenly the Atlas Lions could be deemed as the underdogs on Sunday night.

South Africa and Morocco have played on three occasions with Bafana Bafana holding a slight advantage over their opponents with two wins and a draw the final results.

Kickoff: 19:00 - 17:00pm.

At : Durban.

Date : Sunday 27th January, 2013.

South Africa starting lineups:

Khune, Masilela,

Khumalo, Sangweni,

Ngongca, Phala,

Furman, Mahlangu,

Tshabalala, Mphela, Parker.

Morocco starting lineups:

Lamyaghri, Chakir,

Bergdich, Benatia,

El Adoua, Abdel,

El Ahmadi, Belhanda,

Assaidi, El Hamdaoui, Amrabat.

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