Bafana Bafana who only made it to the Round of 16 as one of the best third placed four teams after the group stage scored late in the 85th through Thembinkosi Lorch.
South Africa's team players celebrate
more shocks continue in the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as South
Africa bundled out hosts Egypt 1-0 in the Round of 16.
who only made it to the Round of 16 as one of the best third placed four teams
after the group stage scored late in the 85th through Thembinkosi
Lorch at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday night.
African defenders played their hearts out to keep Egypt’s key players Muhamad Salah
and Mahmoud Trezeguet out.
Africa, winners of the AFCON trophy in 1995 will now face Nigeria at the
quarter final stage. On Saturday the Super Eagles of Nigeria came from 2-1 down
to eject defending champions Cameroon 3-2.
Friday a 10-man Benin side saw off Morocco 4-1 on penalties after a 1-all draw
in normal play. Benin will now face Senegal at the quarter final stage. The
Teranga Lions of Senegal ejected Uganda Cranes 1-0.
On Sunday the
surprise package in the tournament Madagascar will face DR Congo, while favourites
Algeria take on Guinea in the other Group of 16 matches.
Nigeria’s ex-captain told URN on Saturday night that this year’s AFCON is
producing a lot of shocks. “It was a shock to see Madagascar beat Nigeria. But
we continue to see many more surprises and possibly we could get a team that
has never won the trophy before,” added Kanu.