Published: Sun, July 07, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Egypt vs. South Africa - Football Match Report

Egypt vs. South Africa - Football Match Report

Salah, passed fit after recovering from a midweek cold that forced him to miss some training, had a shot deflected wide soon after.

Egypt are the host nation this year and with the match set to go ahead in Cairo, Bafana Bafana boss Stuart Baxter believes the pressure is on them.

Former Black Leopards head coach Dylan Kerr has urged South Africa to play without any fear against Egypt on Saturday.

Afterwards, Egyptian Football Association (EFA) president Hany Abou-Rida announced his resignation and confirmed the departure of the entire technical and administrative staff.

South Africa will face Nigeria in last eight after the Super Eagles earlier saw off Cameroon 3-2 in a five-goal thriller.

Egypt could not muster a response as they failed to reach at least the semi-finals at a home tournament for the first time.

A disciplined South Africa side shackled Egypt's key marksman Salah and launched repeated counter attacks, which eventually gave them a memorable win.

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"We created good chances against South Africa, but the forwards couldn't score them because of the opponent's superior defending".

Percy Tau's dipping free-kick was brilliantly tipped over by Mohamed El-Shenawy as the half begun in lively fashion.

"They qualified so they have a chance like all the others", the Englishman, who is now unattached after leaving South African club Leopards two months ago, continued.

"Egypt are among the favourites to win the competition for a record eighth time".

"We have scored goals in 10 of the 11 matches since I have been in charge", he told a press conference.

"All the players have the same idea when they play against Egypt - that they have nothing to lose", he added.

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