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The Lorch goal that helped BafAnna BafAnna knock Egypt out

South Africa caused a massive upset at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, knocking hosts Egypt out in the last 16, with a single goal being the difference.

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Thembinkosi Lorch’s strike in the 85th minute helped South Africa secure a stunning 1-0 victory over Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt after a pulsating last-16 clash in Cairo Saturday.

Stuart Baxter had talked up causing a “national disaster” by beating the Pharaohs in their last 16 clash. Some might have called his bluff, but Bafana Bafana, or BaffAnna BaffAnna as the commentator on the night insisted on referring to them, pulled out all the stops.

It’s been that kind of tournament.

After three woeful group performances, South Africa were rank outsiders against the record seven-time African champions.

A seesaw struggle was settled when a swift counterattack allowed Lebo Mothiba to send Lorch through and score.

South Africa will face arch-rivals Nigeria, who eliminated holders Cameroon earlier Saturday, in the quarter-finals

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