- The last time South Africa played Angola was during the 2008 Afcon, when Bafana came from behind to
earn a 1-1 draw.
- The two teams also met in the 1996 and 1998 Afcon’s, with Angola having never beaten the South Africans.
- Bafana beat Angola 1-0 on their way to lifting the 1996 Afcon when they last hosted the tournament.
- Angola have a mixed away record in their last 10 games, winning two, drawing four and losing four matches.
- Angola hosted the Afcon in 2010.
- Even though Angola have a celebrated attack they are ranked quite low at 78th in the world, while Bafana are ranked 85th – the worst position in Group A.