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Kamohelo Mokotjo and South Africa stun hosts at AFCON 2019

Bafana Bafana into Quarter-Finals after victory over Egypt

7 July 2019

Kamohelo Mokotjo and South Africa produced their performance of the tournament so far to dump hosts, and many people's favourites, Egypt out of the Africa Cup of Nations last night.

Kamohelo retained his spot in the starting XI as Stuart Baxter's side started well in Cairo against The Pharaohs. Indeed, the Brentford man came closest to opening the scoring before the interval, whistling a shot narrowly wide from distance. 

Egypt, despite their possession and territorial advantage, never looked comfortable as South Africa played more adventurously compared to previous outings and struck the winner with five minutes to play. Thembinkosi Lorch, starting in his first game at the 2019 Afcon, coolly slotting home Lebo Mothiba’s pass following a lightning break.

Victory for Bafana Bafana sets up a Quarter-Final tie against Nigeria at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday, 8pm kick-off UK time. 

The appearance was Kamohelo's 19th for his nation, and 12th since joining Brentford exactly two years ago today.

There could be more Brentford representation in the Last Eight of this year's tournament as Julian Jeanvier and Guinea take on Algeria in Cairo this evening, kick-off 8pm UK time. 

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