The South Africans hosted the Black Stars at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, looking to get their first victory of the campaign after they held Zimbabwe to a goalless draw in Harare on Friday, 3. September.
The hosts were promising in the first half as they tried to find the opener and were denied what looked a legitimate goal, as the linesman on the far side ruled out Percy Tau’s goal as offside. Tau got his head onto a cross whipped in by Nyiko Mobbie and beat Richard Ofori in the Ghanaian goal, but the flag went up as the hosts were left disappointed. The sides went into the break level.
In the second half, both sides tried to get forward as much as possible, but it was South African striker Evidence Makgopa who wasted what was arguably the best chance of the game. With the net begging to be rattled after an Ofori error, Makgopa somehow directed his close range effort wide of goal.
But he did not live to regret that miss as Bongokuhle Hlongwane scored the winning goal in the final 10 minutes of the match to seal an important victory for the South Africans, who are on four points after two matches in group C.
Broos will no doubt be delighted with the effort from his players.