The 2023 African Cup of Nations has been the cup of surprises. After the defeats of Algeria and Ghana in the group stage, and Egypt and Senegal in the round of 16, it was the turn of another favorite to say goodbye early.
With that, South Africa surprised and beat Morocco 2-0 this Tuesday and eliminated the semi-finalist team from the last World Cup.
Makgopa and Mokoena scored for Bafana Bafana and dispatched Hakimi’s team, who wasted a penalty in the 35th minute of the second half. In the quarterfinals, the winning team faces Cabo Verde.
The biggest name in Morocco, Hakimi felt even greater pain when the Moroccan team was eliminated.
This is because in the 35th minute of the second half, he had the chance to tie the game with a penalty kick. But he hit the crossbar. In the final minutes, the South African team consolidated their 2-0 victory.