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South Africa Crush Egyptian Hearts To Set Up Quarter-Final Clash With Nigeria
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South Africa Crush Egyptian Hearts To Set Up Quarter-Final Clash With Nigeria

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Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Nigeria will play South Africa in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations after the Bafana Bafana defeated hosts, Egypt 1-0 in Cairo.

Lorch Thembinkosi scored the lone goal late in the game to seal the victory as a packed Cairo stadium watched their hopes of winning a 10th African title whisk away.

The South Africans were quite impressive all through the game, causing the Pharaohs lots of problem with their pace in attack while maintaining a good shape defensively.

Mohamed Salah was pretty much an anonymous figure in the game and couldn't help his team from losing as he was given no breathing space by Cape Town City defender, Mkhize Thamsanqa.

Having gone past one of the favorites to win the competition, they will now face-off against a Super Eagles team tipped by many to win their fourth title.

The Nigerians had seen off Cameroon earlier on Saturday in a thrilling encounter that finished 3-2.

Both side who gained access to the tournament from the same qualification group where South African edged the Nigerians 2-0 in their first game before playing a draw in Johannesburg.