South Africa Stun World Cup ‘Darlings’


South Africa shocked Morocco with a 2-0 victory, kicking the World Cup semi-finalists (Darlings) out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the last-16 stage in San Pedro, on Tuesday, as Evidence Makgopa and Teboho Mokoena scored second-half goals.

Morocco, who had Sofyan Amrabat sent off later on, was among the favourites at the tournament in Ivory Coast, but their continental curse continues, and they remain without a Cup of Nations title since 1976, this time, undone in the muggy heat of the Laurent Pokou Stadium.