Sports Information of Saturday, 6 July 2019
South Africa are into the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations just after a shock 1- gain around hosts Egypt in Cairo.
Thembinkosi Lorch struck in the closing stages to stun Javier Aguirre’s side and maintain alive their problem to turn out to be continental champions for just the second time.
Stuart Baxter’s facet came in for major criticism during the team stage as they scraped via irrespective of dropping to Ivory Coastline and Morocco, but they responded with a disciplined and medical display screen that saw them preserve Mohamed Salah silent and make the most of Lorch’s late opening.
They will facial area Nigeria in very last eight after the Super Eagles before observed off Cameroon 3-2 in a thriller.
Percy Tau’s dipping free-kick was brilliantly tipped about by Mohamed El-Shenawy as the 50 percent begun in energetic vogue.
The finest opportunity of the to start with 45 minutes fell to Trezeguet, who could only shoot tamely at Ronwen Williams immediately after currently being established up by Salah pursuing a fast break.
Trezeguet was all over again established up 6 yards from intention soon after a excellent go from Salah early in the second fifty percent, but his complete was the moment extra a weak just one.
Egypt ended up starting to think a lot more manage on proceedings but making possibilities was still posing a trouble, and South Africa captain Thulani Hlatshwayo was only ft from finding the base-left corner with a header from a Lorch supply.
As Egypt continued to throw caution to the wind, they had been stung on the split with 5 minutes of normal time to go. A perfectly-worked move observed Lebo Mothiba stride into house and sq. the ball for Lorch, who retained his composure to facet-foot earlier El-Shenawy and ship his aspect into the final eight.