Mo Salah's Egypt knocked out of AFCON in shock South Africa defeat
A weekend of high drama in the footballing world saw Mo Salah's Egypt surprisingly knocked out of their own tournament after a shock 1-0 loss to South Africa.
One of the favourites to win the African Cup of Nations on home soil, Egypt were dumped out of the tournament despite the best efforts of superstar Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah. A late Thembinkosi Lorch goal was enough to give South Africa victory after a pulsating last-16 clash in Cairo on Saturday.
Following the full-time whistle Champions League winner, Salah, was reduced to tears, covering his face with his shirt after the seven-time champions were unable eliminated before the quarter finals stage.
The South Africa were unrecognisable from the team that struggled in the group stage as they displayed sharpness and desire not previously evident. They will face archrivals Nigeria, who eliminated defending champions Cameroon earlier Saturday, in the quarter-finals.