Blasts from the past: Benni warms up for Mali challenge

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Blasts from the past: Benni warms up for Mali challenge

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Today in SA sports history: January 15

2002 — Benni McCarthy scores just before halftime to secure a 1-0 victory for Bafana Bafana against Angola in a friendly at Mmabatho Stadium. It was their last warm-up match ahead of the African Nations Cup tournament in Mali.

2014 — Bernard Parker scores from a controversial penalty as Bafana Bafana draw 1-1 against Mali in their Africa Nations Championship (Chan) group match at the Cape Town stadium. Mali had been penalised after a dramatic dive by  Lindokuhle Mbatha outside the box. That gave SA a 1-0 lead, but Mali equalised through Ibourahima Sidibe  in the 55th minute...

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