South Africa will not feature in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after going down 2-0 away to Sudan on Sunday evening.
Bafana Bafana needed to beat Sudan in their last qualification match but were stunned by two first-half goals from Saifeldin Bakhit and Mohamed Abdel Raman.
Bakhit gave the hosts the lead after just three minutes, and the visitors could not find a way back.
Their hopes of getting back in the game were shattered after Raman doubled the hosts’ lead in the 32nd minute, setting them on the path to a memorable win, returning to the AFCON for the first time since 2012.
30' Sudan double their lead!— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) March 28, 2021
Sudan 🇸🇩 2️⃣➖0️⃣ RSA 🇿🇦#AFCON2021Q
Sudan now becomes the 18th team to book a place in the finals, set to be held in Cameroon.
Here is the list of all qualified teams;
- 🇨🇲 Cameroon (Hosts)
- 🇩🇿 Algeria
- 🇲🇱 Mali
- 🇹🇳 Tunisia
- 🇸🇳 Senegal
- 🇧🇫 Burkina Faso
- 🇬🇳 Guinea
- 🇬🇭 Ghana
- 🇬🇲 Gambia
- 🇬🇦 Gabon
- 🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea
- 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe
- 🇪🇬 Egypt
- 🇰🇲 Comoros
- Ivory Coast
- 🇸🇩 Sudan