LIVE UPDATES: Egypt vs South Africa
Well, well, well. The race to the quarter-finals is shaping up nicely after Nigeria dumped defending champions Cameroon out of the competition thanks to a 3-2 thriller in Alexandria.
Up next, the hosts are back in action against South Africa in the knock out round specifically the round-of-16 stage of the competition.
Egypt’s path to this stage was without blemish. Winning all three games and not conceding a goal. They finished top af their group (Uganda, DRC, Zimbabwe).
The South Africans were third in their group which had Morocco, Ivory Coast and Namibia. Their only victory came against Namibia. The Bafana Bafana qualified as one of four third-best placed sides.
There are eight trophies between the two sides. Egypt have a record seven titles whiles South Africa boasts its 1996 glory when they hosted and won it. Egypt beat South Africa to the hosting rights after CAF stripped Cameroon of the rights in late 2018.
This should be a tasty clash.
Stay with us for all the updates as game starts at 7pm GMT.