Bafana Bafana beat Angola 7-6 in a penalty shoot-out on Wednesday to advance to the final of the four-nations tournament in Ndola‚ Zambia. A new-look Bafana‚ a blend of youth and experience picked by coach Stuart Baxter‚ had fought back from 1-0 down at the break to 1-1 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium. The match had been brought forward a day from Thursday‚ so Baxter’s squad had only one training session in SA before leaving for the tournament‚ which also includes the hosts and Zimbabwe. Bafana had an early chance when Reeve Frosler went on a brilliant run down the right and put in a quality cross for Lebogang Mothiba’s header‚ but the keeper saved it. Just before the half-hour SA goalkeeper Darren Keet did well to stop a long-range effort by Herenilson Carmo. An attempted casual pass to Keet from Buhle Mkhwanazi resulted in Djalma Campos netting the opener for Angola in the 31st minute. Bafana grabbed the equaliser via a back-heeled finish from Mothiba in the 50th. SA then pushed hard fo...

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