In a thrilling encounter at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), South Africa secured third place following a tense penalty shootout victory against DR Congo.
After a deadlock in regular time, the match intensified as both teams vied for victory. Ultimately, South Africa prevailed in the shootout, converting six penalties compared to DR Congo’s five.
Despite their earlier semifinal defeat against Nigeria, the Bafana Bafana showcased resilience and determination, seizing the opportunity to claim bronze in the tournament held in Ivory Coast.
As the excitement continues to build, the stage is set for the 2023 AFCON final on Sunday, February 11, 2024, where Nigeria will face off against the host nation in what promises to be an electrifying match.