Bafana Morocco cry

Bafana Morocco. Image via Instagram @caf_online

Watch: Bafana left Morocco players in tears crying

Morocco players were left crying in tears lying on the field by South Africa’s Bafana during Afcon in Ivory Coast.

Bafana Morocco cry

Bafana Morocco. Image via Instagram @caf_online

South Africa’s Bafana left Morocco players crying after their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) round of 16 match on 30 January. It was a close contest as the two sides faced each other, trying to book the quarter-final place.

Before the game, many fans took Bafana Bafana as underdogs, but they shocked the world.

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They were solid in defence and utilised their chances well when they got them. Thanks to Teboho Mokoena and Evidence Makgopa, South Africa won the game 2-nil. As Bafana celebrated dancing, it was an emotional game, but Morocco players and fans both cried.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) captured this heartbreaking moment after the final whistle. They shared on their Instagram that the Atlas Lions’s journey was over.

“The Atlas Lionsโ€™ #TotalEnergiesAFCON2023 journey is over. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ”

Bafana Morocco cry
Morocco players. Image via Instagram @caf_online


The 2024 Afcon tournament had been surprising to many fans and players. It started with the last tournament’s finalists, Senegal and Egypt, going home after their round of 16 defeats. As if that was not enough, some of Africa’s most ranked teams, like Algeria and Cameroon, also went home trophyless.

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It seemed as if it was Morocco’s chance to win the tournament after an impressive display at the World Cup. They also got a penalty to claim the game, but Achraf Hakim could not hit the target.


After Caf shared the video of Morocco players crying after the Bafana defeat, many fans could not even believe it.

@Parivt Ikram “You have never laughed at someone older than you โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ˜‰”

winner_7023 “๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Always and thank you for everything one love Morocco”

@๐Ÿ‘‘๐€๐๐ข๐ฅ ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ค๐š๐ข๐๐Ÿ‘‘ “We went out, and the audience clapped, and I know he has men walking; he hits Qara’i, and I know that he has a million cuts, why his head ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚”

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@Adjoa Quainoo “๐Ÿ˜ขNext time for Africaโ€™s Atlas Lions – Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ”

@Tano Louis “Congratulations on the journey, and thank you for giving the Ivory Coast a second chance ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ”

@3alam.ttofoula “To win Zahia and to lose Haaanya, you will remain the best lions and the best coach and always Morocco ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ”