Injuries aggravate South Africa's serious problems

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DURBAN, South Africa (AP) -- South Africa has lost midfielders Kagisho Dikgacoi and Lerato Chabangu to injury for Wednesday's crucial African Cup of Nations game against Angola.

Crystal Palace's Dikgacoi has a knee problem which flared up again. He was substituted at halftime of the poor, goalless draw with Cape Verde in the tournament's opening game after struggling through 45 minutes.

Chabangu injected some urgency in the second half at Soccer City but has hurt his groin.

Coach Gordon Igesund says South Africa "have enough depth in the team and have to get on with it."

The fate of the goal-shy home team is already in the balance after just four days at the African Cup and may rest with striker Katlego Mphela, who also has fitness doubts.