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South Africa knockout Egypt and Nigeria oust Cameroon in five-goal thriller

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Bafana Bafana and Nigeria are through to the quarter-finals of Afcon 2019 after beating Egypt and Cameroon respectively

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South Africa knockout Egypt and Nigeria oust Cameroon in five-goal thriller 1

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FULL-TIME

AND IT’S ALL OVER!!! Bafana Bafana are into the quarter-finals of Afcon 2019. What a performance by Stuart Baxter’s side.

WATCH: Lorch’s goal against Egypt courtesy of SuperSport

GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLL!!!!

THEMBINKOSI LORCH SCORES FOR SOUTH AFRICA!!! A counter-attack from South Africa as Lebo Mothiba releases Lorch and the SA No.23 slots the ball past El-Shenawy to give Bafana the lead.

10 minutes to go…

It remains goalless between Egypt and South Africa with 10 minutes to go…

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LORCH SHOOTS STRAIGHT AT EL-SHENAWY

Hlanti’s free-kicks have been poor

Morgan Gould’s reaction

Former Fifa referee Jerome Damon

HLANTI WITH A POOR ATTEMPT

Bafana wins a free-kick outside the box, but the Hlanti’s effort goes way off target. A disappointing one for the Bafana left-back.

TREZEGUET SQUANDERS A GOOD CHANCE!!!

Mo Salah combines with Trezeguet inside the Bafana box, and the latter shoots from close range. However, he shoots straight at Williams who makes a comfortable save. That was Egypt‘s best chance so far.

Bafana doing all they could to win this match

It’s a foul

ELNENY SHOOTS!!!

Egypt launches an attack, and it’s Elneny who fires toward goal. However, his attempt goes over the top. A decent attempt that is!

The second-half is underway

We are back underway at the Cairo International Stadium…

First-half stats

HALF-TIME

We’ve come to the end of the first 45 minutes. It’s Egypt 0-0 South Africa.

MO SALAH WITH A SHOT!!

The Egyptian star gets to take free-kick from outside the box, but his effort goes wide and high of target.

BAFANA THREATEN!!!

An attempted shot by Bafana Bafana is blocked and the clearance falls for Tau, who fires toward goal. However, the Bafana star still can’t find the target as his effort is deflected for a corner.

CLOSE!!!

Kamohelo Mokotjo’s attempt goes narrowly wide. The midfielder receives the ball from Mothiba outside the box, and he fires toward goal, but his effort inches wide. That was close.

Looks like everyone is behind Bafana…

Bafana in control?

WILLIAMS DENIES TREZEGUET!!

Egypt launches a counter-attack and it’s Salah who leads the attack, and after entering the Bafana box, the Liverpool man finds Trezeguet, who shoots straight at Williams. A comfortable save to say the least.

WHAT A SAVE!!

El-Shenawy stretches to his right to finger-tip Tau’s free-kick over the top. That was goal-bound but the Egyptian goalkeeper does well to make a great save!

Bafana win a free-kick

Bafana presented with a great opportunity to break the deadlock. They win a free-kick in a promising area.

TAU SHOOTS!!!

Percy Tau finds his way past the Egyptian defence and shoots from outside the box, but El-Shenawy makes a fine block to deny the Bafana Bafana international. That was a great effort.

Egypt really dominating thus far?

Bafana already under pressure?

Bafana must absorb the pressure for now, says one fan…

Kick-off

We are underway at the Cairo International Stadium…

Now for the singing of the National Anthems

Now for the singing of the National Anthems…

Starting XI: Egypt v South Africa

Egypt v South Africa: The Numbers

In his own words: Stuart Baxter

In his own words: Stuart Baxter

Bafana arrive in style at the Cairo International Stadium…

Bafana substitute bench

Stuart Baxter has named his starting XI

Egypt v South Africa

Our second match of the day is at the Cairo International Stadium!

Egypt and South Africa battle for a spot in the quarterfinals. Follow the match LIVE!

Congratulations to Nigeria

Full-time stats

FULL-TIME

The defending champions crash out! Nigeriaedge Cameroon in a five-goal thriller. What an exciting game this was.

 

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Three goals each…

CLOSE!!

Ighalo comes close to making it three goals in this match, but his attempt hits the woodwork before Onana clears off the goal line. That was very close.

Cameroon make a change

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GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!!

Nigeria are in front. Alex Iwobi fires past Onana from an Ighalo pass. Cameroon are now under pressure. What a comeback from Nigeria.

IGHALO COMPLETES HIS BRACE!!

The Super Eagles fight back as Ighalo scores from close range. There are appeals for offside, but the match officials don’t think so. A great chest-assist by Ahmed Musa. Nigeria 2-2 Cameroon. It’s game on!

Side by side…

Will Nigeria come back from this setback?

AINA SHOOTS!!!

The Nigerian man makes a silky run toward the Cameroon box, but he skies his effort way off target. He’s very disappointed with his attempt.

CLOSE!!

Cameroon come close to scoring a third after a Njie cross deflected off a Nigerian defender but Akpeyi does well to stop the ball from going into his net, and the Super Eagles eventually clear their lines.

The second-half is underway

We are back underway at the Alexandria Stadium… 

WATCH: Njie’s goal for Cameroon courtesy of SuperSport

ANALYSIS

The Super Eagles lost this first 45 minutes after that defensive confusion in the 39th minute. Their back started playing with fear from there onwards. And that’s when Cameroon used their pace to exploit this weakness. Hence they scored those two quick goals.

Who had the better first-half?

The scoreboard reads…

HALF-TIME

We’ve come to the end of the first-half. Cameroon go into dressing rooms leading Nigeria 2-1. What a half this was…

GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLL!!!

The Indomitable Lions roar as Njie fires them into the lead with a sublime finish. Bahoken did well to flick the ball for Njie, but the attacker had to do some work to do before firing past Akpeyi. 2-1 to Cameroon. What a comeback!

GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL!!!

Cameroon level matters through Stephan Bahoken, who fires past Akpeyi from close range! It’s all square now! Samuel Etoó up on his feet in celebration of the goal. 1-1.

 

WATCH: Ighalo’s opening goal for Nigeria courtesy of SuperSport

Two goals for Ighalo at Afcon 2019

GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL!!!!

IGHALO FIRES NIGERIA INTO THE LEAD!! After a scramble inside the Cameroon box, the ball falls on the path of Ighalo whose deflected shot trickles into the back of the net. 1-0 to Nigeria.

Let’s see how the referee is going to handle this game

Still no goals…

The end of the road for Nigeria?

Kick-off

We are underway at the Alexandria Stadium…

Two matches to look forward to tonight…

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Here is how the Super Eagles are lining up…

The Indomitable Lions are here…

Starting XI: Nigeria v Cameroon

The dressing rooms

The Alexandria Stadium looks ready for the match

Hello Africa!

Hi everyone, welcome to our coverage of the first match of this evening. It’s the Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon who are battling for a spot in the quarter-finals. I am Ernest Makhaya, and I will be your host tonight.

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