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South Africa Bafana Bafana stun Morocco, reach quarters

Cote d’Ivoire : Africas, News desk

Another day, another upset at the the Africa Cup of Nations.

South Africa’s Bafana Bafana beat Morocco 2-0 at the Laurent Pokou stadium in San Pédro in Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday (Jan. 30). On the other hand, Achraf Hakimi missed a late penalty as Morocco became the latest big name to be knocked out with a 2-0 loss to South Africa in the round of 16.

 Evidence Makgopa’s 57th-minute strike and a free kick from Teboho Mokoena in the fifth minute of stoppage time sent the Bafana Bafana through to the quarterfinals at Morocco’s expense.

Walid Regragui the coach of morocco said: “We’re very disappointed because we came with the ambition of winning it, going out so early in the tournament wasn’t expected, but this cup is really difficult. Lots of surprises,” said Morocco coach, who returned after having his suspension lifted but now faces an uncertain future. Moreover, “I said that Morocco was due in the semifinal whatever happened, so we will have a good discussion. In any case, I never hide from taking responsibilities, mine at least I failed.

“Beating a team like Morocco is something special,” South Africa coach Hugo Broos said. “We are very, very, very happy”. Furthermore, in 1996, South Africa played in their first AFCON finals – and won.

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