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

South Africa vs Tunisia – LIVE!

Group E at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations wraps up today with everything still to play for. South Africa and Tunisia are both still capable of making it through into the last 16, along with Namibia and Mali. Few would have predicted Tunisia would be in this position before a ball was kicked but they must beat Bafana Bafana in order to stand any chance of progress into the latter stages.

Yet to win and having lost to Namibia in a history-making result, the pressure is on the Eagles of Carthage. While South Africa do not boast the most fearsome of AFCON records, they may have already done enough to progress after beating Namibia last time out despite losing to Mali. A point could be enough to see them through, albeit they cannot afford to relax all too much. Follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!

South Africa vs Tunisia latest news

  • Kick-off time and venue: 5pm GMT; Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium

  • TV channel and live stream: Sky Sports

  • Prediction: Draw

  • Confirmed South Africa lineup

  • Confirmed Tunisia lineup

Tunisia out of AFCON with a whimper as Bafana Bafana progress

19:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tunisia's Africa Cup of Nations campaign ended with a whimper on Wednesday as a goalless draw with South Africa left them bottom of Group E.

A tournament that started with a history-making defeat to Namibia ends at the group stage for the Eagles of Carthage, who created very little in what was a must-win game.

Read our full match report here!

FT: South Africa 0-0 Tunisia

18:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bafana Bafana through as Tunisia knocked out!

South Africa vs Tunisia: Five minutes added on!

18:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

90 mins: Will Tunisia find anything?

South Africa vs Tunisia: Eagles of Carthage heading out

18:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

83 mins: If they steal a win in the dying embers, then this will have been a robbery.

Tunisia have done so little in a must-win game.

South Africa vs Tunisia: Going to take something special

18:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

59 mins: South Africa are well-organised and are happy to let Tunisia have the ball in defence.

Will take something special to break Bafana Bafana down.

South Africa vs Tunisia: Group E as it stands

18:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

45 mins: As it stands, South Africa will follow group leaders Mali into the last 16.

South Africa vs Tunisia: Back underway!

18:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

45 minutes for Tunisia to save their AFCON dream!

HT: South Africa 0-0 Tunisia

17:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

HT: Tunisia need much, much more in the second half!

South Africa vs Tunisia: So poor from Tunisia

17:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

37 mins: You surely would have expected more from a team who are in dire need of a win.

South Africa vs Tunisia: CHANCE FOR SOUTH AFRICA!

17:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

27 mins: Makgopa so close to nodding in from Morena's cross.

South Africa vs Tunisia: 20 minutes in

17:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

20 mins: Not a lot to report on, with the onus surely falling on Tunisia here.

South Africa vs Tunisia: Bafana Bafana pushing

17:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

09 mins: As ever, Tunisia are not proving the most enterprising going forward.

South Africa vs Tunisia: KICK-OFF!

17:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Away we go!

South Africa vs Tunisia: Bafana Bafana in good spirits

16:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Tunisia lineup

16:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ben Said, Elabdi, Talbi, Meriah, Kechrida; Laidouni, Skhiri, Rafia, Slimane, Jaziri, Achouri

Confirmed South Africa lineup

16:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Williams; Mudau, Kekana, Mvala, Modiba; Sithole, Zwane, Mokoenia; Morena, Makgopa, Tau

South Africa vs Tunisia: All to play for in Group E!

14:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

All four teams in Group E can still qualify for the knockout stages.

South Africa vs Tunisia: Latest odds

14:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

South Africa to win: 5/2

Draw: 19/10

Tunisia to win: 6/5

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

14:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

South Africa wins: 3

Draws: 0

Tunisia wins: 3

South Africa vs Tunisia: Score prediction today

14:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

It has been a difficult group to predict so far and it would be no surprise if there were more twists and turns to come on Wednesday.

Tunisia have been far from impressive and have produced little to suggest they can find the victory they need here, even if they are favourites to do so.

In what is set to be a nervy encounter, South Africa may do enough to earn a point that should see them through to the knockout stages.

Draw, 1-1.

Tunisia team news vs South Africa today

14:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tunisia striker Taha Yassine Khenissi is out for the rest of the tournament after suffering a knee injury early in his country's opening match against Namibia.

Haythem Jouini replaced him in that game but was an unused substitute in the draw with Mali last time out. Tunisia's struggles in front of goal mean he could come into the side against South Africa, with Sheffield United's Anis Ben Slimane dropping back into a deeper position.

South Africa team news vs Tunisia today

14:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

South Africa did not appear to pick up any fresh injury concerns in their 4-0 win over Namibia and they are set to name a similar line-up, having been so impressive in that match.

Themba Zwane netted a brace and should lead the line again alongside Evidence Makgopa, while Thapelo Maseko is pushing for a recall after scoring off the bench in that victory.

South Africa vs Tunisia: TV channel and live stream

14:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Coverage starts at 4.55pm GMT ahead of the 5pm kick-off.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.


14:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of South Africa's clash with Tunisia in Group E later today.

Kick-off at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium is at 5pm GMT.