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Egypt 0-1 South Africa: Lorch’s late strike breaks Pharaohs’ hearts

Host nation Egypt were shocked by South Africa on Saturday as Thembinkosi Lorch scored a late winner in the last-16 encounter.

South Africa are into the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after a shock 1-0 win over hosts Egypt in Cairo.

Thembinkosi Lorch struck in the closing stages to stun Javier Aguirre’s side and keep alive their challenge to become continental champions for just the second time.

Stuart Baxter’s side came in for heavy criticism during the group stage as they scraped through despite losing to Ivory Coast and Morocco, but they responded with a disciplined and clinical display that saw them keep Mohamed Salah quiet and make the most of Lorch’s late opening.

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