South Africa beat the Democratic Republic of Congo 1-0 in an international friendly played at the Orlando Stadium.
Lyle Foster scored the only goal of the game for South Africa midway through the first half.
This was an important win for Bafana Bafana who are preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations and the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
South Africa’s coach, Hugo Broos, made seven changes to the starting lineup compared to their previous match against Namibia.
DR Congo had some promising attacks early in the game but did not test Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Ricardo Goss.
The home side took the lead in the 25th minute through Foster after a corner kick routine. South Africa had further chances to score through players like Percy Tau and Bathusi Aubaas. DR Congo had opportunities on the counter-attack but lacked precision in creating clear openings.
DR Congo made a double change just before the hour mark to add attacking pressure, causing some nervy moments for the South African goalkeeper.
South Africa came close to increasing their lead in the 85th minute when Bathusi Aubaas had a deflected shot saved by DRC goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi Nzau, with the ball hitting the post.
Bafana Bafana are scheduled to play international friendly matches against Eswatini at home and Afcon hosts Ivory Coast (away) in the next month.