20 Jan 2013

South Africa coach says players froze in Nations Cup opener

11:45 am on 20 January 2013

Hosts South Africa and Cape Verde Islands played out a scoreless draw in the opening match of the African Nations Cup football competition, while Angola and Morocco also drew nil-all.

After the opening day at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium, the South Africa coach Gordon Igesund accused his players of losing their nerve during a woeful display against the tiny Cape Verde Islands

In contrast Cape Verde coach Lucio Antunes was delighted with the result which, he said, brought dignity to the country.