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Tunisia beats South Africa with Brazilian touch

Latest update : 2008-01-28

Tunisia powered their way to a 3-1 win over South Africa in the African Nations Cup on Sunday with Brazilian-born striker Francileudo dos Santos scoring twice.

TAMALE, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Tunisia powered their way to a
3-1 win over South Africa in the African Nations Cup on Sunday
with Brazilian-born striker Francileudo dos Santos scoring
twice.


Francileudo was on target in the eighth and 34th minutes and
was also involved in the second goal in between when his shot
struck the post for Chaouki Ben Saada to snap up the rebound.


Substitute Katlego Mphela made the score more respectable
for South Africa when he notched a late consolation.


South Africa, coached by Brazilian World Cup winner Carlos
Alberto Parreira, have one point from two games while Tunisia,
led by European championship-winning French coach Roger Lemerre,
have four.


Tunisia, champions in 2004 on home soil, need only a draw
against Angola on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals.


"The first goal set the tone for the match," said Parreira.
"We had no concentration, they deserved the win but there is a
mathematical chance of qualifying so we have to keep at the job.


"This is a young team and this was another lesson for them."


Tunisia captain Radhi Jaidi said: "We pressed the South
African team from the first minute and the goal gave us more
confidence."


The North Africans, who held Senegal 2-2 in their opener,
made an early breakthrough when Francileudo scored with a diving
header in the eighth minute after South Africa failed to
properly clear a corner.


Despite stringing some good moves together in midfield, the
Bafana Bafana's hopes disintegrated when they conceded two
further goals in three minutes.


Ben Saada was on target in the 32nd minute then Francileudo
pounced on a short back pass and rounded Moeneeb Josephs to add
the third.


South Africa were close with a Thembinkosi Fanteni header
which bounced off the crossbar before halftime and a Steven
Pienaar shot on the turn which went narrowly wide in the 75th
minute.


They continued to go forward and were rewarded when Mphela
turned in Pienaar's shot in the 86th minute.

Date created : 2008-01-27

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