AFCON: Bafana Bafana Advances to Next Stage After 2–0 Win Against Morocco, Mzansi Celebrates

AFCON: Bafana Bafana Advances to Next Stage After 2–0 Win Against Morocco, Mzansi Celebrates

  • Bafana Bafana secured the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final spot after defeating Morocco 2-0 at Stade Laurent Pokou
  • South Africans celebrated the unexpected victory on social media, praising players like Evidence Makgopa and Teboho Mokoena for their outstanding performance
  • However, some critics argue that Bafana Bafana's win was due to luck and an early offside goal
  • Briefly News spoke to a football expert who explained that SA's win against Morroco was guaranteed

South Africa's national football team Bafana Bafana through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after beating Morocco 2-0 in a game played on Tuesday night at Stade Laurent Pokou.

Bafana Bafana wins against Morocco
Bafana Bafana advanced to the quarter-finals after beating Morocco. Image: @_owurakuampofo
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Bafana shocks fans after win against Morocco

Bafana Bafana's recent game against Morocco stunned many football lovers. Many were not expecting the SA national team to walk over Morocco like that.

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Evidence Makgopa and Teboho Mokoena scored the two goals that saw Bafana taking the lead against the Atlas Lions of Morocco. Bafana headed to their social media pages to celebrate the historic win and proceed to the next round of the competition.

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Football professional shares thought on SA's victory

Briefly News spoke to Gabriel "Scofield" Mashingaidze, a referee in the Harare Super League and Tambai Superliga who shared that Bafana Bafana's victory was not a surprise. He also noted the SA has not lost to an Arab team in a while, so he expected them to proceed to the knockout stages. He said:

"To me personally, South Africa winning against Morroco was not a surprise. This is because Bafana Bafana has eight Mamelodi Sundowns players, and the team has been a dominant team on the continent and has scooped some, if not all major tournaments.

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"It might be a surprise to others, but I watched the game as Sundowns played against Casablanca. SA was definitely not an underdog and they have not lost to an Arab team for quite some time."

Mzansi celebrates Bafana Bafana's win

South Africans are over the moon following their national team's victory. Many took to social media to celebrate the team's hard work and effort.

@aey_dear said:

"He might have conceded us a penalty, but his pairing with and the hard work that he always put in is the reason why we are where we are now in this competition. What a player."

@aey_dear added:

"Teboho Mokoena plays his heart out from start to finish. Absolutely good on the ball, positive attitude, and gives us a lot in attack. What a player."

@PovertykillerB said:

"Soldier of the country. A fearless lad that gives his all for the Bafana Bafana Team. Mothobi Mvala."

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@FutballReality commented:

"The lucky team won with an early offside goal that changed everything, not the better team. You guys won't be this lucky in the next round. Bookmark this comment."

Rulani Mokwena shows love to Bafana Bafana star Themba Zwane

In other news, Briefly News reported that Mamelodi Sundowns' head coach Rulani Mokwena showered Themba Zwane with praise after the team qualified for the next round.

Themba Zwane made the country proud again after being crowned the Man of the Match again following their game against Tunisia at the Africa Cup of Nations. Bafana Bafana qualified for the knockout phase after their draw against Tunisia.

Source: Briefly News

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