Morocco vs South Africa LIVE! AFCON 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Morocco vs South Africa LIVE! AFCON 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

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

Morocco, who had Sofyan Amrabat sent off late on, were among the favourites at the tournament in the 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.

South Africa led in the 57th minute when midfielder Themba Zwane, so often the creative fulcrum of the side, slipped a pass through to tall striker Makgopa and he calmly slid the ball past goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, before Mokoena fired in a superb late free kick.

Morocco had a chance to level with the score at 1-0 when they were awarded a penalty, but Achraf Hakimi hit the crossbar and it will be South Africa who play Cape Verde in the quarter-finals in Yamoussoukro on Saturday.

Morocco vs South Africa latest news

  • Full match report

Atlas Lions eliminated in huge Africa Cup of Nations shock

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Africa Cup of Nations favourites Morocco were knocked out of the tournament by South Africa as the shocks continued. Read our full match report here!


FT: Morocco 0-2 South Africa

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That's it! Tourament favourites Morocco are OUT of the AFCON!

Morocco 0-2 South Africa

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96 mins: GOAL!: Bafana Bafana are through!

Mokoena fires in a free-kick!

Morocco 0-1 South Africa

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91 mins: Amrabat sent off!

He's the last man and drags down Mokoena.

Morocco really up against it now!

Morocco 0-1 South Africa

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Morocco 0-1 South Africa

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88 mins: It's going to take a moment of magic to break South Africa down

Morocco 0-1 South Africa

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84 mins: Hakimi hits the cross bar!

Morocco 0-1 South Africa

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81 mins: PENALTY!

Morocco 0-1 South Africa

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80 mins: Morocco want a penalty!

A strike from Ammalah appears to hit Mvala on the hand.

We're going to VAR!

Morocco 0-1 South Africa

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77 mins: Slight break in play has the TV cameras panning to Moroccan fans in the crowd.

They look nervous.

Morocco 0-1 South Africa

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72 mins: This game is so open now.

Morocco have to go for this.

Morocco 0-1 South Africa

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Excellent play from Hakimi almost frees En-Nesyri but South Africa clear!

Morocco 0-1 South Africa

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60 mins: Morocco fire back but South Africa manage to clear two shots on the line!

GOAL! Morocco 0-1 South Africa | Evidence Makgopa

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57 mins: GOAL!

Makgopa opens the scoring with a lovely finish after peeling off Saiss.

After a VAR check, the goal is given!

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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49 mins: Ezzailzouli takes on the South African defence and hits the ground in the box but nothing given.

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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47 mins: CHANCE!

Ounahi blazes over from just outside the box!

Morocco vs South Africa: Back underway!

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Off we go!

Morocco vs South Africa: Much more needed from Atlas Lions

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Morocco aren't doing a huge amount to underline their status as tournament favourites.

HT: Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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No goals at the break!

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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45 mins: 4 minutes added on here but Bafana Bafana remain untroubled

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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Adli overruns the ball after Modiba slips. Required more composure.

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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39 mins: Bafana Bafana growing in confidence.

Could they cause the biggest shock of the tournament so far?

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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36 mins: The Atlas Lions need more. They're being so frustrated here.

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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30 mins: We're heading for a drinks break after a cagey contest thus far.

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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28 mins: Modiba goes into the book for scything down Hakimi after the PSG star beats him for pace.

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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25 mins: Sloppy play from Morocco so far.

Even when they get in behind the South African midfield, they're choosing the wrong option.

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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21 mins: South Africa proving very hard to break down and boast a real threat on the counter.

Morocco struggling for attacking invention.

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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16 mins: CHANCE for South Africa!

Mokoena tries his luck from range but its well saved!

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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10 mins: En-Nesyri looks free in the box after South Africa fail to clear their lines but Williams saves from close range.

May have been offside anyway...

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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09 mins: Hakimi's first foray forward but he's forced onto his left foot and a wild shot is cleared.

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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05 mins: Tau up against Hakimi looks an interesting battle.

Morocco can't really get out at the moment.

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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03 mins: Mokoena plays in a lofted ball for Makogba but Aguerd does well to block out any danger.

Morocco 0-0 South Africa

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01 mins: Cagey start. Neither team will be trying to force the issue early on.

Morocco vs South Africa: KICK-OFF!

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Away we go!

Morocco vs South Africa: Almost there!

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The anthems are up as we get set for the final AFCON 2023 last-16 game.

Morocco vs South Africa: Bafana Bafana in good spirits

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No pre-match nerves here!

Morocco vs South Africa: Calm before the storm

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How it looks 👇

Morocco vs South Africa: Why is Hakim Ziyech not playing tonight?

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It seems the Morocco medical team do not want to risk their star man.

Confirmed South Africa lineup

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South Africa XI: Williams; Mudau, Kekana, Mvala, Modiba; Sithole, Mokoena; Morena, Zwane, Makogba, Tay

Subs: Mobbie, Mashego, Xulu, Appollis, Adams, Maseko, Monare, Mothwa, Lepasa, Sibisi, Mayambela, Goss

Confirmed Morocco lineup

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Morocco XI: Bounou, Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss, Mazraou, Amarabat, Ounahi, Ammalah, Ezzailzouli, En-Nesyri, Adli

Subs: Kajoui, Tissoudali, Harit, Saibari, Abdelhamid, Azzouri, Kaabi, Khannouss, Richardson, Riad, Attiat-Allah, Chibi

Morocco vs South Africa: A look inside the dressing room

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Things are heating up!

Morocco vs South Africa: Boost for the Atlas Lions

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Morocco will have head coach Walid Regragui back on the touchline, after his two-match suspension was lifted following an appeal.

Morocco vs South Africa: Who will win winner play?

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Cape Verde await in the next round!

Morocco vs South Africa: Hakim Ziyech injury latest

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The winger has sprained his ankle and it remains to be seen if he will be risked by the Atlas Lions.

Morocco vs South Africa: Latest odds

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Morocco to qualify: 1/4

South Africa to qualify: 11/4

Morocco vs South Africa: Head to head (h2h) history and results

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These teams met in the group stage for qualification for this tournament, with the home team winning 2-1 on each occasion.

Morocco wins: 3

South Africa wins: 3

Draws: 3

Morocco vs South Africa: Score prediction today

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While many of the big names have struggled at this tournament so far, Morocco have been efficient and eased through to the last-16 with minimal fuss.

They are rightly now viewed as the team to beat and their path to the semi-finals appears to be a favourable one, with South Africa unlikely to have enough to really trouble the Atlas Lions.

Morocco to win, 2-0.

South Africa team news vs South Africa today

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For South Africa, there were fears over Khuliso Mudau's fitness, after he was forced off at half-time against Tunisia with an ankle injury. However, he is progressing well in his recovery and could feature.

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos is also optimistic that Mothobi Mvala will available, after he got a "direct kick" in the same match. Broos said: "He’s treated but it’s painful, might not be a problem for Tuesday."

Morocco team news vs South Africa today

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Morocco will have head coach Walid Regragui back on the touchline, after his two-match suspension was lifted following an appeal.

Hakim Ziyech is a doubt for the Morocco, having picked up an ankle injury against Zambia. The winger sat on the bench with an ice pack on his ankle as he was brought off, and it remains to be seen whether he recovers in time.

Sofiane Boufal has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament after an injury in training.

Morocco vs South Africa: TV channel and live stream today

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TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Football, with coverage starting at 7.45pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.


17:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Morocco's Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash against South Africa.

Kick-off from the Laurent Pokou Stadium is at 8pm GMT.