Former Orlando Pirates striker Phumudzo Manenzhe says the introduction of Thembinkosi Lorch was a breath of fresh air for Bafana Bafana against Egypt.

The national team caused the biggest upset in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) when they beat Egypt 1-0 in front of a capacity crowd last Saturday.

Lorch scored the only goal that took Bafana Bafana to the quarterfinals.

Bafana will play against their biggest nemesis Nigeria in a crucial quarter-final match on Wednesday night.

Kick-off at 21:00 live on SABC 3.

The two nations have played against each other 13 times since SA was re-admitted into international football.

Nigeria have won six times, with Bafana prevailing only twice under Stuart Baxter with five draws.

Manenzhe says Bafana were balanced against Egypt. – Report by Vincent Sitsula