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It’s Nigeria, South Africa as Bafana Bafana shock Pharaohs 1-0


Nigeria’s bench players gather for the national anthem during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Round of 16 football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at the Alexandria Stadium in the Egyptian city on July 6, 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

South Africa caused the biggest upset yet of the on-going African Cup of Nations in Egypt yesterday when they knocked out the hosts to book a place in the quarterfinals. They will meet Nigeria in a game nobody thought was possible before yesterday’s events in Egypt.

Earlier in Alexandria, Nigeria had beaten Cameroon 3-2 against pundits’ predictions, but it was nowhere near the shock caused by the Bafana Bafana, who defeated Egypt 1-0 in Cairo.

The South Africans, who did not show any sign of a side that barely managed to qualify for the second round, got their winner five minutes from time through Thembinkosi Lorch.

South Africa will now meet Nigeria on Wednesday.

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