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South Africa claimed bronze in the 2013 Cosafa Cup tournament on Saturday, beating Lesotho 2-1 in the third place play-off at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia.
South Africa has once more proved that it is a destination of choice for major sporting events after hosting a successful 2013 Africa Nations Cup, says SA Football Association president Kirsten Nematandani.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations closed with a dazzling musical performance by African artists before Nigeria and Burkino Faso locked horns in front of a packed crowd of 85 000 at the National Stadium outside Soweto on Sunday.
Bafana Bafana may be out, but support for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations remains strong. As they did in the 2010 Fifa World Cup, many South African football fans have shifted their support to one of the four remaining teams. Brad Morgan weighs up their chances going into the semi-finals.
Africa's top-ranked team, Cote d'Ivoire, missed out on the semi-finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations when they lost 2-1 to Nigeria in Rustenburg on Sunday. Burkina Faso completed the semi-final line-up with a 1-0 defeat of Togo after extra time in Nelspruit.
After progressing to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations top of their group, South Africa's resolve and talent was put to the test by Mali in Durban on Saturday evening. Bafana Bafana gave their all, but it wasn't quite enough as the Eagles advanced to the semi-finals.
Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium is sold out for Saturday's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals clash between hosts South Africa and Mali. The Eagles are ranked third on the African continent, but Bafana's players are quietly confident ahead of the clash.
Cote d'Ivoire and Tunisia snatched wins in Group D as the first round of group stage matches in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations was completed on Tuesday. While they won, both teams were pushed all the way by Togo and Algeria respectively.
Bafana Bafana's players, looking ahead to Wednesday's clash with Angola, believe they still have what it takes to get through to the second round of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), despite their goalless opening match draw with Cape Verde.
Champions Zambia were held to a 1-1 draw by Ethiopia despite the Wayla Antelopes having goalkeeper Jemal Tassew sent off in the first half of their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations clash at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Monday.