SAfrica draws Egypt 0-0 African Cup qualifier

South Africa moved closer to a spot in the African Cup of

Nations by holding Egypt to a 0-0 draw in a qualifier Sunday, which

all but ended the host’s chances of reaching the tournament it’s

won a record seven times.

Egypt needed a victory to stay in contention in Group G but

struggled to create scoring chances in a game that was moved to

Cairo’s Military Academy Stadium rather than the much larger Cairo

International Stadium for security reasons.

The result leaves South Africa atop the group with eight points

from four games, while Egypt remained last with two points.

Even if Egypt wins its last two qualifiers, the three-time

defending champion is likely to miss the tournament.