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Football: South Africa Cup of Nations factfile

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Factfile for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finalists South Africa:

Group results: Cape Verde 0-0, Angola 2-0, Morocco 2-2

Scorers: Siyabonga Sangweni (2), Lehlohonolo Majoro, May Mahlangu (1 each)

Coach: Gordon Igesund

Captain: Bongani Khumalo

Key player: Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune is a superb shot-stopper

Rankings: CAF 22, FIFA 85

Nickname: Bafana Bafana (The Boys)

Previous appearances: 7 (1996: champions, 1998: runners-up, 2000: third, 2002: quarter-finals, 2004, 2006, 2008: first rd)

Match record: P34 W14 D11 L9 F41 A34

Record wins: Namibia 4-1, Cameroon 3-0, Ghana 3-0

Record loss: Nigeria 0-4

Squad

Goalkeepers: 16. Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), 22. Senzo Meyiwa (Orlando Pirates), 1. Wayne Sandilands (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Defenders: 2. Siboniso Gaxa, 3. Tshepo Masilela (both Chiefs), 11. Thabo Matlaba, 21. Siyabonga Sangweni (both Pirates), 14. Bongani Khumalo (PAOK/GRE, capt), 5. Anele Ngcongca (Genk/BEL), 4. Thabo Nthethe (Bloemfontein Celtic)

Midfielders: 12. Reneilwe Letsholonyane, 8. Siphiwe Tshabalala (both Chiefs), 6. Lerato Chabangu (Moroka Swallows), 13. Kagiso Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace/ENG), 15. Dean Furman (Oldham/ENG), 19. Max Mahlangu (Helsingborg/SWE), 20. Oupa Manyisa (Pirates), 18. Thuso Phala (Platinum Stars), 10. Thulani Serero (Ajax/NED)

Strikers: 7. Lehlohonolo Majoro, 17. Bernard Parker (both Chiefs), 9. Katlego Mphela (Sundowns), 23. Tokelo Rantie (Malmo/SWE)

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