South Africa stunned 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, Egypt, with a 1-0 win in their last 16 match to book their spot in the quarterfinals. A single Thembinkosi Lorch goal was the difference between the two sides.
Stuart Baxter had said that beating the Pharoahs would cause a “national disaster”.
South Africa might have done just that, perhaps inspired by the other underdogs who have produced the goods.
It’s been a tournament of upsets so far. Madagascar stunned Nigeria during the group stage, Benin knocked Morocco out and the Super Eagles went on to knock out title-holders Cameroon.
On Saturday night, Bafana Bafana added to the list of upsets. They’ve not set up a quarterfinal meeting against Nigeria, who they’ll play on Wednesday at 21:00.