Tuesday , February 27 2024

Nigeria Defeat South Africa 4-2 On Penalties, Through To Final

Super Eagles of Nigeria have booked their place in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, defeating Bafana Bafana of South Africa four two on penalties in the semi-final.

Super Eagles captain William Troost Ekong gave the team the lead from the penalty spot in the sixty-seventh minute after Victor Osimhen was fouled

South Africa got a penalty of their own in the dying minutes of the game, which midfielder Teboho Mokoena converted to send the game to extra time.

South Africa was reduced to ten men late in the extra time but with nothing to separate both sides in extra time, the game went into penalties.

South Africa missed two of their penalty spot-kicks with Kelechi Iheanacho converting the final penalty for Nigeria to send the Super Eagles into the final.

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