The Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Saturday evening produced yet another surprise at AFCON 2019 as they shockingly eliminated host nation and tournaments favourites Egypt after beating them by a lone goal in their last 16 tie at the Cairo International Stadium.
In a fully packed stadium, majority of which were natives, it was the 1996 AFCON winners who secured a place in the quarter finals ahead of their Egyptian counterparts to leave the whole country shell shocked.
The only goal of the game was scored by winger Thembinkosi Lorch who calmly and smartly finished off a sweeping move in the 85th after the Egyptians were caught out by the hard working and impressive South Africans.
For their prize, Coach Baxter and his team book a date with Nigeria in a quarter final which promises to be exciting after what we have seen from the two teams.
More to follow……….
Writer: Qwesi Nabila Zakariah (@qwesi_nabila)
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