South Africa Sent Host Parking,As the Defeat Salah’s Egypt, Set A date with Super Eagles in AFCON 2019 quarter finals
South Africa surprise the world by beating host nation Egypt in the second round as they set up a quarter final clash against Nigeria. Second half strike from Thembinkosi Lorch takes the Bafana Bafana past the Pharaohs.
Salah got the first chance as early as the four minutes of play but the Liverpool forward smashes the loose ball just wide on the half volley but there was some venom in the shot.
South Africa got the first shot on goal in the first 15 minutes after a thunderous shot from their dangerous man Percy Tau. A poor touch by Furman allows Salah to break upfield with great intent. But Salah’s pass is poor, behind his team-mate, and South Africa are allowed to go up the other end themselves, Tau cutting in from the right again and looking for the top right from 25 yards. He stings El Shenawy’s hands, a fine effort.
South Africa were given a dangerous area in the 22nd minute. Tau whips a glorious effort over the wall and towards the top left. El Shenawy, who has been in decent form in this tournament, tips over the bar. In the 29 minutes, Thembinkosi Lorch spins on the edge of the Egyptian box before shooting just wide which was South Africa’s fifth shot on in the match.
Baxter’s boys were the better side in the first 45 minutes creating numerous chance but unlucky not to register a goal. The Pharaohs have not been bad also as they also took the game to the Bafana Bafana but lacks final touch.
South Africa started the second half just like they ended the first 45 minutes as they continue to mount pressure on the Pharaohs.
South Africa kept coming at Egypt and it finally paid off five minutes to go in the normal time. Two passes out from the back, and Mothiba raced down the right in acres, with Lorch free in the middle, no idea where Egypt’s defence has gone. But they’re not there. Lorch opens his body and rams a shot past El Shenawy and into the bottom right. The stadium falls silent in the style of the Maracana 1950.