Nigeria is set to play South Africa on Wednesday in a quarterfinal bout, after beating the defending champions, Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in 3-2 match at the Alexandria stadium.
Bafana Bafana destroyed the hopes of Egypt delivering Africa Cup of Nations success in front of an expectant home crowd on Saturday after the tournament hosts crashed out at the last-16 stage.
With just five minutes remaining, Thembinkosi Lorch scored the only goal of the game at the Cairo International Stadium, and despite having superstar forward Mohamed Salah in their ranks, Egypt could not find a way past South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams.
After a highly successful club season in which he won the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool, Salah could not inspire his national team to victory at the continental championship.
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The Super Eagles will now meet South Africa in Quarterfinal on Wednesday.
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