Hosts South Africa take on Morocco at Moses Mabhida Stadium in their last match of group A targeting just a single to qualify for the last eight of the 2013 Africa Nations Cup

Gordon Igesund is expected to ring in the changes once again as his squad is hit with injuries.

The 1996 winners climbed to the summit of Group A when they managed to defeat Angola 2-0 last Wednesday, all while Morocco and Cape Verde played out to a goalless draw.

As the host nation underwhelmed in their opening fixture, Igesund was forced to go back to the drawing board and pull out something special against the Sable Antelopes.

Fielding five different players to the ones who started against the Blue Sharks on the opening day of the tournament proved to be a success, but with injuries to Wednesday’s goals corer Lehlohonolo Majoro (calf) and Tekolo Rantie (ankle), the coach will be forced to shuffle the pack around once again.

The win over Angola marked the first African Cup of Nations win for Bafana since 2004 and they will need just one point against Morocco, who lie joint second on two points with Cape Verde, to secure their spot in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Youssef El Arabi’s second half strike was crucial in saving Morocco from the jaws of defeat and they will now need nothing short of a win to see them through to the next round.

History doesn’t favour the Atlas Lions against South Africa, as they have never beaten Bafana in their history. 

Morocco will miss Younes Belhanda for the crucial fixture after picking up two yellow cards in the previous two Group A encounters. 

Morocco will need to beat South Africa and pray that Cape Verde fails to pick maximum points from their tie with Angola.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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