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2019-07-06 | 21:00 |  African Cup of Nations | Cairo International Stadium |  Full Time

As it happened: Bafana Bafana 1-0 Egypt

2019-07-06 22:50
Last Updated at 14:01
06 Jul 23:26

That is all folks, THANK YOU for sticking around and witnessing history tonight as Bafana Bafana knocked out hosts Egypt in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations last 16.

Enjoy the rest of your evening!

06 Jul 23:17
- Thembinkosi Lorch has scored his first goal for South Africa during his first game in the Africa Cup of Nations.
06 Jul 23:17
- Mohamed El-Shenawy is the goalkeeper who has made the most saves (16) in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. 
06 Jul 23:15
- South Africa have won two of their last three Africa Cup of Nations games (L1), as many as in their previous 18 (D7 L9).
06 Jul 23:14
- South Africa had not won a knockout stage game in the Africa Cup of Nations since February 2000 and a quarter-final victory over Ghana (1-0).
06 Jul 23:13
- Egypt had not been eliminated before the quarter-finals of an Africa Cup of Nations since 2004 (group stage). 
06 Jul 23:11


Bafana Bafana will now face arch-rivals Nigeria in the quarter-final ...

Kick-off is at 21:00 (SA time)

06 Jul 22:53
06 Jul 22:53
93' CHANCE! Veldwijk could have made it 2-0 but his effort is saved ...
06 Jul 22:51
92' Veldwijk now comes on for Lorch ...
06 Jul 22:50
91' Kekana comes on for Furman. Solid performance from the SuperSport captain ...
06 Jul 22:49
90' FOUR! minutes of additional time added on ...
06 Jul 22:49
89' Bafana Bafana on a counter attack again ... Lorch takinig it to the corner ...
06 Jul 22:48
88' Tau is stretchered off injured. That is a deep worry if Bafana Bafana go through ...
06 Jul 22:47
87' The Egyptian crowd even more hostile than before ...
06 Jul 22:45

Lorch finishes off a great counter attack ...

Can Bafana Bafana hold on for the victory?

06 Jul 22:45


06 Jul 22:43
80' Tired legs out there! Changes needed for Bafana ...
06 Jul 22:40
78' Yellow! Warda is down in pain and Zungu who is the culprit, goes into the referee's book.
06 Jul 22:33

74' Hlanti and Mkhize doing what they haven't done in their previous games as they both are faring well against Salah and Trezeguet respectively while also doing their bit going forward.

Great balance!

06 Jul 22:31
72' LORCH! Mkhize plays in the PSL Player of the Year and the striker sees his effort go straight to the keeper ...
06 Jul 22:28

69' CHANCE! Captain Hlatshwayo gets close as Hlanti dinks in a searching free-kick but his headed effort goes wide ...

06 Jul 22:27
67' Ashraf receives a yellow card for a nasty challenge on Mokotjo
06 Jul 22:25
63' A return to the Egypt squad after an off field scandal now Warda comes on for El Said.
06 Jul 22:16
57' CHANCE! An exquisite pass from Salah plays in Trezeguet but the forward scuffs his opportunity with Williams saving the soft strike at goal. 
06 Jul 22:15
55' Hlanti with great work in getting Salah off the ball as the Egyptian looks to sprint forward but the Wits left-back is not having it. 
06 Jul 22:13
51' Salah kept at bay so far in this match no real threat at goal but a real danger when on the counter attack.
06 Jul 22:07
Meanwhile it has been confirmed that Ali replaced Mohsen at half-time ...
06 Jul 22:06
47' CHANCE! Elneny with a ludicrous strike but just over the bar.
06 Jul 22:05
46' No changes from either side. Egypt have to do better with Bafana needing to maintain the same impetus.
06 Jul 22:03
45' Second-half is underway ...
06 Jul 21:49

A great 45 minutes by South Africa who look hungrier going forward. Tau has been immense. Egypt will be disappointed with their effort so far.

Thoughts on the first half ...?

06 Jul 21:46
06 Jul 21:46
45' A minute of additional time added on ...
06 Jul 21:45
44' Salah's effort on goal goes wide. 
06 Jul 21:44
43' First yellow card of the match with Hlanti putting a dangerous tackle on Mo Salah.
06 Jul 21:41
38' Egypt throwing their bodies on the line here as Bafana continue to threaten their back four. This time Tau plays in Lorch who chases down the ball with the keeper coming out, who then knocks it out back into play before Zungu grabs hold of it and pulls the trigger but a flood of red shirts block the effort.
06 Jul 21:37
36' Water break now with ten minutes left before HALF-TIME!
06 Jul 21:36
35' CHANCE! Mokotjo just sees is his 20 yard low shot go narrowly wide of the target.
06 Jul 21:31
30' Half hour in and the Bafana players are still pressing the Egyptians. 
06 Jul 21:28
27' TREZEGUET! Mokotjo with a goalsaving tackle on the Egyptian as he took the ball into the penalty area. 
06 Jul 21:27
26' Salah playing a bit deeper as he starts to collect the ball from inside his own half.
06 Jul 21:26
24' And just as South Africa commit too many players forward. Mo Salah breaks and sparks a counter attack! He sprints forward as three red shirts vs two yellow jumpers. The winger plays in Trezeguet who opens up his boot and sees his soft effort go straight to the keeper.
06 Jul 21:24
23' Good spell for South Africa. The lads seems up for it tonight. 
06 Jul 21:23
21' TAU! Sensational free-kick from the Bafana winger. 24 yards out and the keeper gloves it over the cross bar. Egypt seems a bit rattled and nervous. 
  • 95'

    FULL-TIME: EGYPT 0-1 SOUTH AFRICA! Bafana Bafana have done it! Egypt bow out as South Africa produces a brilliant performance when it counts. Lorch the goalscorer and 20 years since they won the title, Bafana march on to the quarterfinals!

  • 94'

    Close! Veldwijk almost scores with his first touch as his first time shot from Tau's ball is saved by El Shenawy.

  • 93'

    Another change for Bafana. Veldwijk comes on for the goalscorer Lorch.

  • 92'

    Egypt just kicking the ball as far up as possible. Bafana finally makes a change as Furman gives way for Kekana.

  • 90'

    Close! South Africa have a two on one but Lorch cannot find his man as Egypt try to launch an attack. Furman clears away from the box before Williams collects a cross.

  • 90'

    Four minutes of added time.

  • 87'

    Can't say they haven't deserved that and South Africa are now just a few minutes from knocking the hosts out!

  • 85'

    GOAL, SOUTH AFRICA, LORCH! 0-1: They might have snatched it! A brilliant counter-attack sees Mothiba square for Lorch who finishes perfectly past El Shenawy!

  • 83'

    Final substitution for Egypt as Soliman comes on for El Nenny. Still no changes for Bafana.

  • 82'

    Furman does well to put off Salah who in trying to chase down the ball fouls Hlanti.

  • 80'

    Warda delivers the ball from the free-kick and Williams holds it easily. Into the final 10 minutes of regulation time.

  • 78'

    Yellow! Warda is down in pain and Zungu who is the culprit, goes into the referee's book.

  • 75'

    The game is getting physical now as we enter the last 15 minutes. Unless there's a goal by then we will head into extra time. Still no movement on the Bafana bench.

  • 72'

    Save! Brilliant play there from South Africa and Lorch can only fire a shot straight at El Shenawyi who holds it well.

  • 70'

    Close! Hlatswayo almost opens the scoring as he gets on the end of the free-kick and headers painfully wide.

  • 68'

    Yellow! Ashraf goes into the book after his challenge on Mokotjo.

  • 67'

    Salah delivers a dangerous corner which Williams gets to. The goalkeeper spills it but is fouled in the process and South Africa can clear from a free-kick.

  • 64'

    Substitution for Egypt as Warda comes on in place of El Said.

  • 63'

    Save! Williams has to be alive to a poor header back towards him as he palms it behind for a corner. Bafana do well to defend the set piece.

  • 60'

    Wasted chance there from Hlanti who tries to go for goal from a free-kick 30-yards out but he skies his effort.

  • 58'

    Save! How did they miss! The perfect pass from Salah and Trezeguet just has Williams to beat but his effort is poor and straight at the keeper.

  • 56'

    Good work there from Hlanti to keep Salah at bay. Ali gets a shot away shortly after but it's well over. Egypt getting impatient here and trying to create something out of nothing.

  • 54'

    Blocked! Salah finds some space and tries to have a go from range but his shot is well blocked.

  • 51'

    Another promising Bafana build up comes to an end as the ball rolls out for a goal-kick. South Africa have again looked dangerous so far this half.

  • 49'

    Big call as Bafana has a penalty cry turned down with Egypt being awarded a free-kick. Replays show that Mothiba could well have been brought down cynically in the box.

  • 47'

    Chance! El Nenny has a go from outside the box, but the effort was always rising and didn't trouble Williams.

  • 46'

    Kick off! Back underway in this Round of 16 clash between Egypt and South Africa. Ahmed Ali on for Marwan Mohsen for Egypt.

  • 45'

    Salah has a go but it's far from his best effort. One minute of extra time.

  • 45'

    HALF-TIME: EGYPT 0-0 SOUTH AFRICA! Great opening half but it remains scoreless. South Africa has come out firing and look to be leaving it all on the field. Egypt will be looking for a second-half response.

  • 44'

    Yellow! Hlanti goes into the book for a bad foul on Salah. It's in a good position and the Liverpool forward is on his feet and over the ball.

  • 42'

    The game just getting a bit sloppy with some lazy fouls from both sides. Frustration starting to show from the players.

  • 39'

    Chance! South Africa again get inside the box as El-Shenawy is called into action to make a good save before Egypt eventually concede a corner which comes to nothing.

  • 36'

    Close! Mokotjo lets fly from distance and it goes just wide of the left-hand post.

  • 34'

    It's a poor delivery from the free-kick and Bafana win a throw-in. They are camping out in the Pharaoh's half at the moment. Need to make it count.

  • 33'

    Bafana win another free-kick inside the Egypt half and will have another chance to deliver a ball into the box.

  • 30'

    Still 0-0 after 30 minutes. Brilliant opening period with both teams having their chances. South Africa looking much more positive than they have so far this tournament but Egypt look dangerous on the counter-attack.

  • 24'

    Another chance for Bafana as a long ball is delivered into the box. South Africa applying some great pressure here.

  • 22'

    Bafana win a free-kick in a promising area. Tau is over it and he hits the cross-bar! So close!

  • 18'

    Bafana holding steady with the midfield proving to be well organized at the moment. Plenty of intensity from both teams in the opening 20 minutes.

  • 15'

    Shot! Tau stings the gloves of El-Shenawy as he cuts inside from the right flank and lets loose a venomous shot, but straight at the keeper who palms it up and then gathers.

  • 13'

    Egypt trying to slow the game down now as they get onto the ball and begin to knock it around the park. Said almost gets on the end of a good ball from Salah which goes out for a goal kick.

  • 10'

    A great through ball from Tau and Mothiba looks to get on the end of it, but Hamed times his challenge well to deal with the threat.

  • 8'

    Trezeguet dances his way inside and outside of the South African defence and wins a free-kick in a promising position. Said delivers the ball but puts it straight into touch.

  • 6'

    Bafana look to counter but Zungu's ball is too heavy and rolls out for a throw-in.

  • 4'

    CLOSE! Salah goes close as the ball falls to him inside the box and he lashes a shot wide which takes a deflection. South Africa defend the corner well.

  • 3'

    Tau now with an effort as he finds himself in some space outside the box but his effort is well wide. Good intent here from Bafana early on.

  • 1'

    Kick off! Play underway in Cairo!

  • 1'

    Cheeky from Lorch who tries to catch El Shenawy off his line but the keeper catches it comfortably. The stadium is buzzing with fans.

  • 0'

    Good evening and welcome to tonight's coverage of the Round of 16 Afcon clash between the hosts Egypt and South Africa!

  • 0'

    South Africa XI: Williams, Mkhize, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Hlanti, Furman, Mokotjo, Zungu, Lorch, Tau, Mothiba. Egypt XI: El Shenawy; Elmohamady, Hegazy, Alaa, Ashraf, Elneny, Hamed, Said; Salah, Mohsen, Trezeguet

  • 0'

    Dean Furman has returned for Bafana whilst Thembinkosi Lorch gets his first start of the tournament. For the Pharaohs, the big news is Mohammad Salah starts after question marks were raised over the Liverpool stars fitness after he fell ill in the week.

  • 0'

    Egypt progressed to the Round of 16 as Group A winners after winning all three of their matches, scoring five goals along the way.

  • 0'

    South Africa meanwhile snuck into the Round of 16 as a best placed third place and have scored just one goal this tournament. It came in their only win against Namibia in their second fixture.

  • 0'

    A major boost for the Egyptians will be the home crowd which is set to be a sell-out at the Cairo International Stadium. The South Africans will have a tough match as it is, but a hostile crowd is bound to make their task even more difficult.

  • 0'

    The teams are out and we are just seconds away from getting underway.

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    • 85' Thembinkosi Lorch
  • 1 Yellow Cards 3
    • 68' Ayman Ashraf
    • 44' Sfiso Hlanti
    • 79' Bongani Zungu
    • 94' Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Ahmed El Mohamady
  • Ahmed Hegazi
  • Trézéguet
  • Tarek Hamed
  • Marwan Mohsen
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Ayman Ashraf
  • Mohamed El-Shenawy
  • Mohamed Elneny
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  • Mahmoud Alaa
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  • Buhle Mkhwanazi
  • Thamsanqa Mkhize
  • Bongani Zungu
  • Lebo Mothiba
  • Kamohelo Mokotjo
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • Dean Furman
  • Sfiso Hlanti
  • Percy Tau
  • Ronwen Williams
  • Thembinkosi Lorch
  • Ahmed El-Shenawy
  • Baher El Mohamady
  • Omar Gaber
  • Ali Ghazal
  • Walid Soliman
  • Ahmed Mansour
  • Ahmed Ali
  • Mahmoud Hamdi
  • Nabil Emad
  • Amr Warda
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  • Darren Keet
  • Innocent Maela
  • Daniel Cardoso
  • Ramahlwe Mphahlele
  • Lebohang Maboe
  • Thulani Serero
  • Samuel Mabunda
  • Bruce Bvuma
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • Hlompho Kekana
  • Lars Veldwijk

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