AFCON

Mbalula lauds Bafana after win

2013-01-23 21:46
Fikile Mbalula (AFP)

Johannesburg - Sports minister Fikile Mbalula congratulated Bafana Bafana on Wednesday after the national soccer team secured their first win of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.

Hosts South Africa beat Angola 2-0 in Durban, climbing to the top of Group A, in their second match of the continental competition at a near-capacity Moses Mabhida Stadium.

"The team show commitment to winning and they are flying the flag high," said Mbalula, who had handed out the jerseys to the players before the match.

"We are proud of them and will continue supporting them for their upcoming games."

Bafana Bafana, who had drawn 0-0 against Cape Verde Islands in the tournament opener on Saturday, face Morocco in their final match of the group stages in Durban on Sunday.

Read more on:    bafana bafana  |  afcon  |  fikile mbalula  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

 

3 sports games you have to watch this weekend

Whether it’s date night or a braai with buddies, plan around these three exciting sporting games!

 
 

Men24.com

Everyday struggles of naturally skinny guys
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
How to maintain your mo, bro
Hottie of the day: Colette
Vote

Who do you think will be the next manager at Manchester United?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.