Nelione Tavaes of Angola challenged by Lesenya Ramoraka Botswana
Wednesday May 30, 2018. 19:28
Angola claimed 1-0 win over Mauritius in their second 2018 Cosafa Cup Group B match at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
The Palancas Negras started their second group encounter on a high as they probed for an early goal, fresh from a loss to Botswana on Monday.
Angola dominated the possession after 16 minutes and Chico Bana unleashed a thunderous shot which was dipping into the net, but Kelvin Jean-Luis was equal to the task to punch it away for a corner.
With three minutes to half time, Wilson made a great run behind the defence, but his lobbed shot hit the right post and bounced back to action, allowing Les Dodos to clear the ball.
Coach Srdan Vasiljevic’s troops continued their dominance, yet both sides remained deadlocked at half time.
Chances were few and far between in the second stanza, until Mauritius conceded an own goal through substitute Vincent Jean in the 63rd minute.
Three minutes later, Chico Bana nearly doubled Angola’s lead, but he was denied by the crossbar from a shot on the edge of the area.
Mauritius tried to throw everything at Angola to bag their second win, but Barros was alert in the box for the team in red to bag their first win of the tournament.
The win sees the Angolans move to the third spot with three points from two matches, equal with the Mauritians, but separated on goal difference.
Meanwhile, both sides will wrap up group matches on Friday. Angola face Malawi and Mauritius tackle Botswana.
Angola (0) 1 (Vincent Jean 63’ og)
Angola: Barros, Vidal Jo, De Paizo, Carlinhos (Alem 84’), Nandinho, Wilson (Mateus 54’), Va Felix (Nelito 70’), Agostinho, Cafumana, Bana, Bana, Ventura
Mauritius: Jean-Luis, Dorza, Speville, Rose (Vincent Jean 46’), Francis, Langue, Sophie, Balisson, Augustin, Patate (Jocelyn 62’), Jubeau