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10 Jul 2019

That is it folk, THANK YOU for choosing Sport24 to catch this epic AFCON quarter-final encounter between Bafana Bafana and Nigeria ...

Enjoy the rest of your evening!

<p>That is it folk,<strong> THANK YOU</strong> for choosing <strong>Sport24 </strong>to catch this epic <strong>AFCON </strong>quarter-final encounter between <strong>Bafana Bafana</strong> and <strong>Nigeria </strong>...</p><p>Enjoy the rest of your evening!</p>

10 Jul 2019

FULL-TIME: That's it, the referee brings this quarter-final to an end ...

10 Jul 2019

92' Iwobi off, Balogun on

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90' FOUR minutes of additional time added on ...

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Poor defending allows Ekong to tap in from close range ...

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88' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

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87' CHANCE! Hlanti whips in a half decent loss cross for Veldwijk but the strikers delay to pull the trigger back fires and loses the ball ...

10 Jul 2019

85' Lebo Mothiba off, Lars Veldwijk on ...

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83' Zwane's introduction has been immense as his link-up play has been better with Zungu ...

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80' Simon comes on for Musa ...

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75' All of a sudden, the intensity increases ... Bafana Bafana on a high and Nigeria keeping up now. 

Great game now.

10 Jul 2019

After an intense VAR decision, Zungu's goal stands and Bafana level matters in Cairo.

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70' GOAL! GOAL! 

10 Jul 2019

63' Mkhize has a go from nearly 30 yards out but way off. 

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61' Bafana Bafana showing signs of frustration here ... losing it slowly now. Need urgency in their approach in attack and defence.

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58' Really surprised by Baxter making that change so quick and early. But it is needed. 

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57' Zwane comes on for Lorch ...

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56' Mkhize and Hlanti not really influencing the game as much as they did against Egypt. An injection of creativity and energy is need, but who to bring on?

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54' VAR has not been used yet ...

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52' Furman to the rescue again as Mkhize struggles to keep up with Ahmed. The winger's low dangerous cross is knocked out for a corner. 

Nothing comes off the dead ball situation

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50' Etebo! What a strike from the dead ball situation as Williams get his fingertips on it just to flick it onto the post and out for a corner. 

10 Jul 2019

48' Massive loss as Hlatshwayo picks up a yellow car and will miss the next match if they qualify for the semis. 

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47' The opening minutes and Nigeria pressing the South Africans. Its all about the quick movement for both sides. 

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45' Second half is underway ...

10 Jul 2019

STATS!

Bafana still seeing more of the ball overall ...

<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">STATS!</span></strong></p><p>Bafana still seeing more of the ball overall ...</p>

10 Jul 2019

HALF-TIME: Bafana Bafana 0-1  Nigeria

10 Jul 2019

44' Mothiba's attempt to lift the ball over the wall, but his sneaky free-kick is headed away ...

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42' CHANCE! Chukwueze slips past Hlanti in the penalty area but Dean Furman to the rescue with goal saving tackle!

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40' Decision making has not been in Bafana's favour tonight. Especially in attack!

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36' Ahmed darting forward on the left flank putting Mkhize under a lot of pressure before he slips and plays in Chukwueze who then scuffs his shot from 20 yards out.

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34' Still not shot on target for Bafana ...

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32' Bafana really struggling to find space as Nigeria's back four not allowing Tau, Lorch or Mothiba to get any space. 

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30' Baxter's blazer is off (finally, it's 32 degrees!) ... he seems animated in the technical area!

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28' Bafana Bafana unlucky with going behind after seeing much of the ball ... 

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A lapse in concentration and slight deflection off Buhle allows Samuel Chukwueze to pick up the loose ball in the penalty area and knocks it past Williams. 

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26' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

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25' COUNTER-ATTACK! Furman does great in getting a 50-50 ball off a green shirt which then finds Tau on the right. The Brighton attacker plays in Lorch who then wants a one-two play but the return pass is bad. 

10 Jul 2019

24' Mkhize has since returned to the fold, yet to be tested and check whether he is feeling all good.

10 Jul 2019

22' Ighalo already has three goals while South Africa have only scored TWO goals at AFCON ...
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The teams are out on the park and it is now time for the National Anthems.
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Team Nigeria: Akpeyi, Awaziem, Ekong, Omeruo, Collins, Ndidi, Etebo, Musa, Iwobi, Chukwueze, Ighalo.
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Team South Africa: Williams, Mkhize, Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Furman, Mokotjo, Zungu, Lorch, Tau, Mothiba. Subs: Keet, Bvuma, Mphahlele, Cardoso, Maela, Kekana, Mabunda, Vilakazi, Serero, Veldwijk, Maboe, Zwane.
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The South Africans will be weary of the Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo, who is currently sharing the lead for the Golden Boot with Sadio Mane, Cedric Bakambu and Adam Ounas.
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These teams met in the qualifying rounds for this tournament, where Bafana Bafana shocked the Super Eagles in Uyo by beating them 2-0, while the return leg in Johannesburg ended 1-1.
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South Africa caused a major upset by eliminating the hosts Egypt in the Round of 16, courtesy of a late goal by Thembinkosi Lorch. Nigeria disposed of Cameroon 3-2 in an all West Africa Round of 16 encounter.
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Welcome to the Cairo International Stadium for our live coverage of this Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final between Nigeria and South Africa.
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Kick-off! We are underway here at the Cairo International Stadium, as Nigeria get us going!
3'
A few early fouls from Nigeria, as they try to stamp their authority on this game.
6'
Wilfred Ndidi makes his way into the Bafana Bafana area and his right-footed shot is just a tad too high. That was a patient Nigerian build-up!
8'
South Africa must be aware of the speed of the Nigerian forwards.
10'
A late foul by Hlanti means Nigeria have a free-kick on the right. It is good to see that South Africa are not sitting back against the Super Eagles. They are defending with intent now.
12'
SHOT! Percy Tau finds Thembinkosi Lorch, and his right footed shot at an acute angle flies away to the right.
15'
YELLOW! Lebo Mothiba now fouls Awaziem and Nigeria have another set-piece in the Bafana Bafana half and his name is in the book. That is the first booking!
17'
We have a stoppage in play due to an injury to South Africa's Thamsanqa Mkhize.
19'
A good run by Mkhize after a through-ball from Lorch amounts to nothing for Bafana Bafana, but they have looked promising thus far.
23'
OFFSIDE! Ahmed Musa sends a through-ball into the box, but Odion Ighalo is ruled offside. Relief for Bafana Bafana.
26'
Percy Tau is guilty of a hand-ball and Nigeria have a set-piece near the halfway line.
27'
GOAL, NIGERIA, CHUKWUEZE! 1-0: Musa sends the ball into the penalty area after a patient build-up and Samuel Chukwueze is there to find the back of the net after a deflection. Great goal!
30'
Everything went right for Nigeria there and after the deflection they are jumping for joy.
32'
Wilfred Ndidi fouls Sfiso Hlanti and South Africa have a free kick in their own half.
35'
YELLOW! Ahmed Musa is booked for a dangerous foul on Mkhize.
37'
Nigeria counter-attacks after the Bafana Bafana set-piece, but the final finish by Samuel Chukwueze is dreadful!
39'
Great work by Mkhize, who shuts out Iwobi near the penalty area. Nigeria is all over South Africa at the moment.
41'
South Africa have a set-piece after a foul by Troost-Ekong, but a hand-ball by Mothiba ends a promising move.
43'
Peter Etebo concedes a corner and Lorch takes it, but Nigeria clear. Tau is taken out on the edge of the box and we have another set-piece. The shot from Mothiba hits the wall!
45'
NIGERIA 1-0 SOUTH AFRICA. The Super Eagles go into the break with a one goal lead. They have pressed Bafana Bafana and have always looked dangerous on the counter-attack. Can the men in gold hit back?
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We will have one minute of time aded on for stoppages.
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
49'
A good start by Bafana Bafana, as they make their way into the Nigerian penalty area before being dispossessed. Etebo then fouls Mokotjo and South Africa have a good set-piece.
51'
YELLOW! Thulani Hlatshwayo is booked for a silly foul on Odion Ighalo and he will miss the next match for South Africa. Nigeria have a promising free-kick and what a save by Williams to push it wide. Nigeria have a corner. What a set-piece that was!
53'
Dean Furman clears some danger and concedes a corner for South Africa after a superb Nigerian counter-attack. They manage to clear the corner.
56'
Furman tries a shot at goal, but he was not even sure where that was going. Poor!
58'
SUBSTITUTION: South Africa make a change and Themba Zwane replaces Thembinkosi Lorch.
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South Africa have 30 minutes left to react and come up with some goals.
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South Africa have 30 minutes left to react and come up with some goals.
62'
Wilfred Ndidi fouls Bongani Zungu and South Africa have a free-kick in their own half. Relief!
63'
YELLOW! The frustration is showing now and Percy Tau is booked for a silly foul on Musa. They need to keep their cool.
65'
South Africa make their way into the Nigerian half and Kamohelo Mokotjo finds Thamsanqa Mkhize, but the final shot is just to the right of goal.
66'
A big problem this evening is that South Africa have not really tested the Nigerian keeper thus far.
68'
A good patient build-up by South Africa ends in a Percy Tau shot at goal, which is easily collected by the keeper. There was no one on the other end to fight for the ball. Poor!
69'
A good through-ball from Furman just cannot be controlled by Mkhize. Zwane then secures a free-kick after a foul by Ndidi.
74'
GOAL, SOUTH AFRICA, ZUNGU! 1-1: Initially the set-piece amounts to nothing. They find the back of the net, but Bongani Zungu is ruled offside. However after checking VAR, the goal is allowed and VAR rules that the ball came off a Nigerian player. Goal !!
77'
YELLOW! Another booking for Bafana Bafana and Mkhize is booked for a foul on Musa.
80'
It is getting even more physical now and Peter Etebo is guilty of a foul on Percy Tau. Frustration now for Nigeria!
81'
Samuel Chukwueze launches a Nigerian counter-attack and finds Iwobi, who's final shot just drifts to the left.
82'
SUBSTITUTION: A change for Nigeria now and Moses Simon replaces Ahmed Musa.
83'
Nigeria secure a corner after a deflection off Mkhize. He did well there to clear the danger though. Williams is fouled and the corner amounts to nothing.
86'
SUBSTITUTION: Another change for South Africa now, as Lars Veldwijk replaces Mothiba.
88'
Nigeria secure a corner after a good stop by Thulani Hlatshwayo. It leads to a second corner conceded by Bongani Zungu.
89'
GOAL, NIGERIA, TROOST-EKONG! 2-1: Moses Simon sends in the cross and Williams cannot get there. William Troost-Ekong then finds the back of the net, after a defensive South African lapse. That could be that! We have four minutes of time added on.
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FULL-TIME: NIGERIA 2-1 SOUTH AFRICA. Bafana Bafana did well to get back into the game, but they let themselves down with a defensive error in the dying moments. Nigeria move on! Thank you for joining us.
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SUBSTITUTION: Another change for Nigeria. Leon Balogun replaces Alex Iwobi.
Nigeria
South Africa
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Goal Scorers
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27' Samuel Chu...
89' William Tr...
71' Bongani Zungu
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Yellow Cards
4
35' Ahmed Musa
14' Lebo Mothiba
49' Thulani Hl...
62' Percy Tau
75' Thamsanqa ...
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Red Cards
0
11
Squad
11
Jamilu Collins
Wilfred Ndidi
William Tro...
Ahmed Musa
Peter Etebo
Odion Ighalo
Samuel Chuk...
Daniel Akpeyi
Alex Iwobi
Chidozie Aw...
Kenneth Omeruo
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Buhle Mkhwa...
Thamsanqa M...
Bongani Zungu
Lebo Mothiba
Kamohelo Mo...
Thulani Hla...
Dean Furman
Sfiso Hlanti
Percy Tau
Ronwen Will...
Thembinkosi...
12
Reserves
12
Ikechukwu E...
Ola Aina
Leon Balogun
John Obi Mikel
Henry Onyekuru
Abdullahi S...
Paul Onuachu
Moses Simon
Samuel Kalu
John Ogu
Victor Osimhen
Francis Uzoho
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Darren Keet
Innocent Maela
Daniel Cardoso
Ramahlwe Mp...
Lebohang Maboe
Thulani Serero
Themba Zwane
Samuel Mabunda
Bruce Bvuma
Sibusiso Vi...
Hlompho Kekana
Lars Veldwijk