Live: Egypt v South Africa | AFCON LAST 16

Live: Egypt v South Africa | AFCON LAST 16 Match info: Time: 15:00 ET / 22:00 CAIRO LOCAL TIME Venue: CAIRO STADIUM The Pharaohs continue their quest for a...

Live: Egypt v South Africa | AFCON LAST 16

Match info:

Time: 15:00 ET / 22:00 CAIRO LOCAL TIME

Venue: CAIRO STADIUM

The Pharaohs continue their quest for a record-extending eighth continental crown with a last-16 clash against 1996 champions South Africa in Cairo tonight.

Salah played a key part in Egypt’s serene progression to the knockout stages, scoring in the 2-0 wins over Democratic Republic of Congo

and Uganda that followed a slender 1-0 victory against Zimbabwe in their Group A opener.

And Aguirre claimed the Liverpool forward, who missed Thursday’s training session with a cold as a precautionary measure, will be the frontrunner to win the Ballon d’Or if he can cap another fine season by adding an AFCON title to his collection.

While the Pharaohs won all three group games without conceding a goal, Bafana Bafana (The Boys) sneaked into the last 16 as the lowest of the best four third-place qualifiers.

South Africa did not have a single goal attempt on target in losses against the Ivory Coast and Morocco.

But South Africa coach Stuart Baxter sees a glimmer of hope, telling reporters: “If we can improve our attacking game by 10 to 15 percent, we will give Egypt problems.”

Bafana Bafana will be without midfielder Themba Zwane, who serves a suspension after two yellow cards in the group games.

Live: Egypt v South Africa | AFCON LAST 16

 

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