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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!
LORCH NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH
Special mention to Hlanti and Zungu as well ...
Our man of the Moment, Thembinkosi Lorch has been voted Man-of-the-Match pic.twitter.com/9i8IBK5WTS— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) July 6, 2019
Our man of the Moment, Thembinkosi Lorch has been voted Man-of-the-Match pic.twitter.com/9i8IBK5WTS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
Bafana Bafana will now face arch-rivals Nigeria in the quarter-final ...
Kick-off is at 21:00 (SA time)
Lorch finishes off a great counter attack ...
Can Bafana Bafana hold on for the victory?
85' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
Help @CAF_Online admin identify the mystery Egyptian ??#EGYRSA #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/Ml5QSwVKVH— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 6, 2019
Help @CAF_Online admin identify the mystery Egyptian ??#EGYRSA #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/Ml5QSwVKVH
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.
69' CHANCE! Captain Hlatshwayo gets close as Hlanti dinks in a searching free-kick but his headed effort goes wide ...
?? pic.twitter.com/E5a5VgAXpc— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 6, 2019
First-half statistics between Bafana Bafana and Egypt courtesy of @CAF_Online#AFCON2019 #TotalAFCON2019 https://t.co/1kOokwWsU3 pic.twitter.com/VL68focgel— Sport24News (@Sport24news) July 6, 2019
First-half statistics between Bafana Bafana and Egypt courtesy of @CAF_Online#AFCON2019 #TotalAFCON2019 https://t.co/1kOokwWsU3 pic.twitter.com/VL68focgel
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 ...?
29' Lorch with another sizzling shot but narrowly misses the goalposts 0-0#AFCON2019— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) July 6, 2019
29' Lorch with another sizzling shot but narrowly misses the goalposts 0-0#AFCON2019
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!
Close! Veldwijk almost scores with his first touch as his first time shot from Tau's ball is saved by El Shenawy.
Another change for Bafana. Veldwijk comes on for the goalscorer Lorch.
Egypt just kicking the ball as far up as possible. Bafana finally makes a change as Furman gives way for Kekana.
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.
Four minutes of added time.
Can't say they haven't deserved that and South Africa are now just a few minutes from knocking the hosts out!
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!
Final substitution for Egypt as Soliman comes on for El Nenny. Still no changes for Bafana.
Furman does well to put off Salah who in trying to chase down the ball fouls Hlanti.
Warda delivers the ball from the free-kick and Williams holds it easily. Into the final 10 minutes of regulation time.
Yellow! Warda is down in pain and Zungu who is the culprit, goes into the referee's book.
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.
Save! Brilliant play there from South Africa and Lorch can only fire a shot straight at El Shenawyi who holds it well.
Close! Hlatswayo almost opens the scoring as he gets on the end of the free-kick and headers painfully wide.
Yellow! Ashraf goes into the book after his challenge on Mokotjo.
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.
Substitution for Egypt as Warda comes on in place of El Said.
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.
Wasted chance there from Hlanti who tries to go for goal from a free-kick 30-yards out but he skies his effort.
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.
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.
Blocked! Salah finds some space and tries to have a go from range but his shot is well blocked.
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.
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.
Chance! El Nenny has a go from outside the box, but the effort was always rising and didn't trouble Williams.
Kick off! Back underway in this Round of 16 clash between Egypt and South Africa. Ahmed Ali on for Marwan Mohsen for Egypt.
Salah has a go but it's far from his best effort. One minute of extra time.
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.
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.
The game just getting a bit sloppy with some lazy fouls from both sides. Frustration starting to show from the players.
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.
Close! Mokotjo lets fly from distance and it goes just wide of the left-hand post.
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.
Bafana win another free-kick inside the Egypt half and will have another chance to deliver a ball into the box.
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.
Another chance for Bafana as a long ball is delivered into the box. South Africa applying some great pressure here.
Bafana win a free-kick in a promising area. Tau is over it and he hits the cross-bar! So close!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bafana look to counter but Zungu's ball is too heavy and rolls out for a throw-in.
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.
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.
Kick off! Play underway in Cairo!
Cheeky from Lorch who tries to catch El Shenawy off his line but the keeper catches it comfortably. The stadium is buzzing with fans.
Good evening and welcome to tonight's coverage of the Round of 16 Afcon clash between the hosts Egypt and South Africa!
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
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.
Egypt progressed to the Round of 16 as Group A winners after winning all three of their matches, scoring five goals along the way.
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.
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.
The teams are out and we are just seconds away from getting underway.
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