South Africa beat Burkina Faso 2-0 in a friendly dedicated to its anti-apartheid hero and former president Nelson Mandela, opening a unique day of sport at the 2010 World Cup stadium in Soweto where the national rugby team also played later Saturday.
Siphiwe Tshabalala turned and fired a crisp left-footed shot into the bottom corner in the 22nd minute, lifting a mixed crowd of football and rugby fans at FNB Stadium.
Luyolo Nomandela was initially awarded the second in injury time, although a half-saved shot from fellow substitute Lerato Chabangu appeared to have already crossed the line when Nomandela poked the ball into the net.
Although Burkina Faso was this year's African Cup runner-up and narrowly lost February's final against Nigeria at the same stadium, formerly Soccer City, this team was well understrength. South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was rarely tested until a couple of late chances for the visitors from West Africa.
Alassane Sango sent a long-range sh...