South Africa's pain was Guinea's joy on Monday night at the Africa Cup of Nations as Kamohelo Mokotjo and Bafana Bafana suffered a last minute defeat to Morocco. Mbark Boussoufa's 90th minute goal settled a drab game in Cairo to send Julian Jeanvier and Guinea through to the last 16 but leave South Africa sweating on tonight's final set of group games.
Kamohelo played the full 90 minutes, earning his 18th cap in the process, as Stuart Baxter's side completed their Group D campaign against the already-qualified Atlas Lions. In truth, South Africa never really looked like scoring as Morocco racked up their third straight 1-0 victory.
With the four best third-place teams going through, South Africa's defeat means they currently have the third best record with two groups yet to complete. Guinea by contrast are now guaranteed to have one of the four best third place records and progress to the knockout stages which begin on Friday. There Syli Nationale will take on either Algeria or Morocco, both of whom progressed through the Group stages with a perfect record.
South Africa will make it through as one of the best third-place teams unless Cameroon fail to beat Benin in Group F and then Mali fail to beat Angola in Group E. Should Bafana Bafana progress hosts Egypt, or surprise package Madagascar, lie in wait in the Last 16.