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AFCON 2019: South Africa last minute strike stun host Egypt


South Africa has knocked host Nation Egypt out of the Africa Cup of Nations and booked their place in the quarter-finals with a late winner in Cairo.

With Egypt committing players forward in the final stages, South Africa hit on the counter-attack as Thembinkosi Lorch calmly slotted into the corner.

The hosts’ best chance fell to Mahmoud Trezeguet, but he could only fire his shot straight at Ronwen Williams. South Africa will return to the capital to play Nigeria in the last eight come Wednesday, 10 July, 2018 with a place in the semi finals at stake.

Thembikosi Lorch scored what proved to be the game’s lone goal five minutes from time to produce on Africa Cup of Nations all time surprises.

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