- After a weak start against Ivory Coast, South Africa is at risk of elimination from the Afcon
- This comes after 1-0 loss to Morocco
- Bafana will need other matches to fall into place if they are to progress to the next round
It appears that Bafana's Afcon hopes may soon be extinguished.
The team had a disappointing start to the tournament with a loss to Ivory Coast.
After a 1–0 loss to Morocco, the team may soon find themselves knocked out.
Bafana's loss to Ivory Coast was an ominous start for the team, as it was the first time they have lost to the west African nation since 1994.
Then, with seconds left on the clock, Bafana suffered another defeat thanks to a late goal by Morocco's Mbark Moussoufa. As a result, South Africa finished in third place Group D.
While they have not yet been eliminated, Bafana is hanging onto Afcon by a thread. The top four teams to place third in each group will still move on to the next round, however.
This means that Bafana will need some lucky breaks if they hope to make the cut and stay in the tournament, Briefly.co.za has gathered. With Group E set to finish its remaining matches on Tuesday, South Africa will find out soon enough if their Afcon hopes are over.
Additionally, Kenya's match against Senegal may influence South Africa's chances of progression. If Kenya loses to Senegal, they will fall below Bafana in terms of points, giving South Africa a chance to remain in the competition, according to The South African.
However, if Kenya draws or wins, they will move forward and Bafana may be left behind.
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