Tunisia sealed top spot in Group B tonight after a goalless draw with Angola who also qualify for the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup.
The stalemate rendered today’s other match between South Africa and Senegal meaningless, as both needed to win and hope for a decisive result in Tamale to have any chance of progressing.
It means that the Tunisians will face Cameroon in the last eight, while Angola, who are through to the quarters for the first time ever, will now play reigning champions Egypt.
The drab draw played out by the top two left them level on points, but the Carthage Eagles finish top of the pile by virtue of having scored a goal more during the group stage.
In Kumasi, Elrio van Heerden (14) was left alone to volley Bafana Bafana into an early lead before West Ham loanee Henri Camara (37) slotted home to level the match after a mistake by Blackburn’s Aaron Mokoena.