- Morocco snuck a late winner against Bafana Bafana to win the contest 1-0
- The Atlas Lions outplayed Bafana towards the end and they were rewarded with Mbark Boussoufa’s winner in the 90th minute
- The loss leaves Bafana in 3rd place in the group, but still have a chance of qualifying for the next round if results go their way
The match seemed to be heading for a goalless draw at the Al Salam Stadium as Bafana Bafana and Morocco fired blanks against each other.
Taking one point from the contest would have been a decent result for Stuart Baxter’s men, but their hearts were broken at the end as Morocco secured a late winner.
Morocco won the contest 1-0 as Mbark Boussoufa pounced in the 90th minute following a scrap in the Bafana box.
The Atlas Lions finish the group as winners and the victory capped off a period of dominance towards the end of the encounter.
Achraf Hakimi came close to opening the scoring in the second half as his powerful shot struck the crossbar.
Earlier, Percy Tau and Thamsanqa Mkhize came closest for Bafana, but both shots were wide of the mark.
South Africa now play the waiting game as they hope for favourable results elsewhere to boost their chances of progression.
Briefly.co.za noted the reaction via social media and South Africans were angered by the result and performance.
Twitter user Tumie Chauke (@ChaukeTumie) said, “So this is what chiefs fans felt like the whole season.”
Even Queen B was raging as her passion for Bafana spilled over into social media.
She wasn’t the only Mzansi celeb left frustrated as record-breaking hit-maker, Cassper Nyovest shared a comical video as well.
EFF leader Julius Malema threw his weight behind the suggestion that the Bafana budget should be scrapped and used to build a new hospital instead.
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