Mzansi reacts to Bafana’s victory
On Saturday South Africa shocked the continent by eliminating Egypt. The hosts, who completed Group A with a 100 percent record, five goals scored and none conceded. Bafana Bafana played an attacking game using the speed of Percy Tau and Thembinkosi Lorch.
After a horrible performance in the AFCON group stages Bafana Bafana fell outside the top 2, with only three points, a win over Namibia and two losses against Morocco and Ivory Coast. They qualified as one of the better number threes in all other groups.
An amazing counterattack allowed Lebo Mothiba to send Lorch through and he fired past Egyptian goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy.
South Africa will now face arch-rivals Nigeria, who eliminated defending champions Cameroon 3-2 earlier on Saturday. The quarter-finals will kick off on 10 July at 21:00.