Morocco vs. South Africa: Final score 2-2, hosts advance in Africa Cup of Nations

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Bafana Bafana are into the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations as winners of Group A following their draw with Morocco.

They needed two dramatic equalizers when they should have been able to win much more comfortably, but South Africa fans won't be too bothered about the means by which their side got the result they needed. Bafana Bafana scored a couple of terrific goals, coming from behind to draw Morocco 2-2 and advance in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Isaam El Adoua got Morocco off to a brilliant start by heading in a corner after just 10 minutes. It took until the 71st minute for South Africa to find an equalizer, but it was well worth the wait. May Mahlangu scored the goal with a brilliant curled shot from just outside the penalty area, assisted by Tukelo Rantie.

Morocco went back ahead through a well-worked team move, with substitute Abdelilah Hafidi finishing off a deflected cross by fellow sub Zakaya Bergdich in the 82nd minute. They went into full time-wasting mode in an attempt to preserve their win, but only managed to waste four minutes. Siyabonga Sangweni scored Bafana Bafana's second equalizer, curled to the back post in a fashion similar to Mahlangu's goal. The scorer of that first goal also provided the assist with a great through ball, which Sangweni cut back before finishing.

South Africa finish Group A play level with Cape Verde on five points, but win the group by virtue of their superior goal differential.

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