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Disappointing South Africa held by tiny Cape Verde

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South Africa got their Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a limp start here Saturday when debutants Cape Verde held the disappointing former champions to a goalless draw. 

South Africa Striker Lehlohonolo Majoro (R) is tackled by Cape Verde's midfielder Toni Varela during a group A football match at the 2013 African Cup of Nations in Soweto on January 19, 2013 at Soccer City. South Africa got their Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a limp start here Saturday when debutants Cape Verde held the disappointing former champions to a goalless draw.

On this evidence the 2013 hosts will have to show marked improvement in their next Group A games against Angola and Morocco if they are to avoid a humiliating first round exit.

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