WATCH: The Bafana goal which sent the Pharaohs packing

2019-07-07 09:41

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana stunned the football world when they knocked tournament favourites and hosts Egypt out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Saturday in Cairo.

As it happened: Bafana Bafana v Egypt

Entering the match on the back of three disappointing groups matches, Stuart Baxter's charges more than held their own against a side who boasted star Liverpool player Mo Salah in their ranks.

It was an 85th minute goal by Absa Premiership Player of the Year, Thembinkosi Lorch, that settled matters and will see Bafana Bafana play Nigeria in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, July 10 at 21:00 (SA time).

Baxter hailed the performance as a "masterclass", while the president of the Egyptian Football Association (FA) Hani Abou Rida resigned and "sacked" his technical team after the hosts' shock elimination.


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