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Kamohelo joins Julian in knockout stages of Africa Cup of Nations

Bees duo face Last 16 games this weekend

3 July 2019

Both our representatives at the Africa Cup of Nations are through to the knockout phase after the group stage came to an end this evening.

Julian Jeanvier's Guinea were already guaranteed a spot in the Last 16 after Monday's games but South Africa and Kamohelo Mokotjo were left sweating until the final kick last night to see if they would also progress as one of the best third-placed sides. 

Cameroon's Group F draw with Benin meant South Africa would miss out if Mali failed to beat Angola in Group E. As it was a single first-half strike from Amadou Haidara ensured victory for Mali and sent Bafana Bafana through as the fourth, and final, best third-placed finishers. 

Both Guinea and South Africa face tough assignments in this weekend's Round of 16. For Guinea, Algeria, who came through the group stages with a perfect record, lie in wait on Sunday while South Africa face hosts Egypt, who also won three from three, and are yet to concede a goal, 24 hours earlier. 

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