Ghana's African Cup hopefuls were held to a 1-1 draw by an understrength South Africa in a training match on Sunday.

South Africa took a surprise lead in the seventh minute at Royal Bafokeng stadium when Thami Sangweni caught out goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey with a long-range shot.

Ghana equalized five minutes later through Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari's looping effort from outside the penalty area.

Despite dominating possession, Ghana's Black Stars couldn't force a win against a Bafana Bafana team missing many leading players, who weren't released by their clubs because the fixture wasn't a full international.

Ghana had a late goal by Prince Tagoe ruled out for offside.

Muntari, Lyon defender John Mensah and Marseille's Andre Ayew all started for Ghana.