South Africa’s national football team, the Bafana Bafana Tuesday pulled off a major upset by defeating World Cup semifinalists Morocco 2-0, securing their place in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
The match concluded with a final score of Morocco 0-2 South Africa, with Evidence Makgopa and Teboho Mokoena finding the back of the net for Bafana Bafana.
The upset sent shockwaves through the football world, marking one of the most significant moments of the tournament.
The breakthrough for South Africa occurred in the 60th minute when Evidence Makgopa skillfully navigated through defenders to score a well-placed goal under Yassine Bouno, the Moroccan goalkeeper.
Morocco faced further disappointment in the 84th minute when Hakimi missed a penalty opportunity. The situation worsened for Morocco in injury time, with Amrabat receiving a red card in the 92nd minute.
South Africa capitalized on the advantage, sealing their victory with a second goal in the 95th minute through Teboho Mokoena.
With this surprising outcome, Morocco exits the 2023 AFCON, while Bafana Bafana advances to the quarterfinals.
The match will be remembered as a testament to South Africa’s resilience and skill, in overcoming the odds against a formidable opponent.
Football fans worldwide are now eagerly anticipating the quarterfinal clashes, with South Africa proving they are a force to be reckoned with in the quest for the AFCON title.
As Bafana Bafana celebrates their historic win, attention turns to the upcoming AFCON quarterfinal fixtures:
Friday: 7:00 pm: Nigeria vs Angola
10:00 pm: DR Congo vs Guinea
Saturday: 7:00 pm: Mali vs Ivory Coast
10:00 pm: Cape Verde vs South Africa (All Matches shown in E.A Time Zone)
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