Hosts Egypt thrown out of AFCON

Mazino Dickson

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Hosts Egypt crash out of 2019 AFCON after a late Thembinkosi Lorch goal gave South Africa a 1-0 win in Cairo in a Round of 16 clash.

In a match that completely tore the book makers prediction to shreds, the Bafana Bafana completely dominated the Pharaohs with Thembinkosi Lorch strike in the closing stages stunning Javier Aguirre’s side and thousands of Egyptian fans who watched in total disbelief.

The win keeps South Africa’s hope of becoming continental champions for just the second time alive.

The 1996 champions will now meet three-times champions Nigeria on Wednesday in the quarter-finals.