Cairo —  Bafana Bafana left-back Sifiso Hlanti has done his best to explain the team’s unpopular defensive strategy at the Africa Cup of Nations — one that has now got the team, by the narrowest of margins, into the last16 to face Egypt.

SA ended as the fourth-best third-placed finisher as results in the final two groups went their way on Tuesday, the day after Bafana suffered a last-gasp 1-0 defeat against Morocco.

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