Bafana Bafana have registered the biggest upset of the Africa Cup of Nations by unceremoniously dumping hosts Egypt out of the tournament.
Thembinkosi Lorch scored on 85 minutes to give South Africa a stunning 1-0 victory over Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt after a pulsating last-16 clash in Cairo Saturday.
After three woeful group performances, South Africa were rank outsiders against the record seven-time African champions, whose line-up included Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
A seesaw struggle was settled when a swift counter-attack allowed Lebo Mothiba to send Lorch through and he fired past goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy. The winners were unrecognisable from the team that struggled in the group stage as they displayed sharpness and desire not previously evident.
South Africa will face archrivals Nigeria, who eliminated defending champions Cameroon earlier Saturday, in the quarter-finals.
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