South Africa secures semifinal spot in AFCON after dramatic penalty shootout victory over Cape Verde

Victorious South Africa

By Rose Moses

South Africa's Bafana Bafana emerged victorious against Cape Verde's Blue Sharks in a tense penalty shootout, securing a spot in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals. 

The match, which took place on Saturday, February 3, 2024, ended in a 0-0 draw after extra time, leading to a dramatic penalty shootout where South Africa won 2-1

The former Manchester United player Bebe missed the opening shot for Cape Verde, and South Africa's goalkeeper Ronwen Williams saved four penalties, playing a crucial role in his team's victory.

By this victory, South Africa will now battle Nigeria on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at the Stade de Bouaké, Ivory Coast.

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