The Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Saturday sent hosts of the 2019 AFCON,Egypt by defeating the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 to reach the 2019 total AFCON quarterfinals.
Thembikosi Lorch scored what proved to be the game’s lone goal five minutes from time to produce on Africa Cup of Nations all time surprises.
South Africa will now face Nigeria on Wednesday (10 July 2019) with a place in the semifinal at stake.
Hosts and record champions Egypt will have themselves to blame after losing the chance of a record extending eighth title at home despite the huge support of more than 70000 fans at the infamous Cairo International Stadium.
Bafana Bafana had been woeful in all three Group D matches, barely troubling rival defences, and the public and media slammed the negative tactics of coach Stuart Baxter.