WATCH: Thembinkosi Lorch stuns Egypt into silence

WATCH: Thembinkosi Lorch stuns Egypt into silence
Thembinkosi Lorch celebrates goal with Kamohelo Mokotjo of South Africa during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals last 16 match between Egypt and South Africa at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 06 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Tuesday Jul 06, 2021. 09:00

On this day in 2019, South Africa claimed a famous win over Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Pharaohs were overwhelming favourites heading into their last-16 match staged at Cairo International Stadium but against all odds, the visitors came up trumps thanks to an 85th minute winner from Thembinkosi Lorch.

Unsurprisingly, Javier Aguirre was sacked shortly after Egypt’s exit from the competition on home soil while Bafana Bafana fell in the next round at the hands of fierce rivals Nigeria.

In the end, Algeria would be crowned champions of Africa with a 1-0 win over Senegal in the final.

Relive all the drama from South Africa’s famous win over Egypt here:

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