ALBION will be represented in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Percy Tau and Leon Balogun face each other in the quarter-finals with South Africa and Nigeria in Egypt.

Tau helped stun Mo Salah's tournament hosts with a shock 1-0 win in Cairo in the last 16.

He outshone the Liverpool star as a late goal by Thembinkosi Lorch sent South Africa through to the quarter-finals for only the second time since 2002.

Europa League qualifiers Royal Antwerp, from Belgium's top flight, are the latest club linked with a loan move for Tau.

He is in demand after starring in the Belgian second division last season for Union Saint-Gilloise, owned by Albion chairman Tony Bloom.

Tau will be loaned out again by Albion this season due to work permit difficulties which could be decreased by South Africa's strong performance in Egypt boosting their FIFA ranking.

South Africa face Nigeria in the quarter-finals on Wednesday (8pm).

Balogun came on in the dying moments as the Super Eagles came from 2-0 down at half-time to beat holders Cameroon 3-2.

He was introduced in place of Arsenal's Alex Iwobi, who scored the winner.

Balogun's fellow Albion defender Gaetan Bong was an unused substitute for Clarence Seedorf's Cameroon.

Bong will now be given time to recover before linking up with the Seagulls during the rest of pre-season.

Balogun or Tau, meanwhile, will be involved in the tournament until at least the semi-finals on Sunday.