South Africa lose in Sudan, out of Afcon contention

South Africa's players celebrate their win during their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 match against Egypt at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo on July 6, 2019.

Photo credit: File | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Failure to qualify for the 2021 tournament in Cameroon means Bafana Bafana (The Boys) will miss the finals of the marquee African national team competition for the fourth time in seven editions.
  • Earlier, Tunisia beat Equatorial Guinea 2-1 in Rades in a match between countries who had already qualified from Group J while Tanzania edged Libya 1-0 in Dar es Salaam in the same section.
  • Guinea, who secured a place at the 24-team tournament earlier this week, surrendered an unbeaten Group A record when losing 2-1 to Namibia in Windhoek.

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