AFCON 2023: South Africa Claims Bronze with Penalty Win Over DR Congo

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South Africa secured a hard-fought third place at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after defeating DR Congo 6-5 on penalties following a goalless draw in regulation time.

The game went straight to penalties, bypassing extra time, setting the stage for a dramatic shootout.

Goalkeeper Ronwen Williams saved two crucial spot-kicks to give South Africa the bronze. This victory marks the first time Bafana Bafana has claimed bronze since the 2000 edition of the tournament, signifying a positive end to their campaign.

Meanwhile, all eyes turn to the highly anticipated AFCON final tomorrow, February 11th, where Nigeria faces host nation Ivory Coast at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 20:00 GMT, promising a thrilling clash between two determined teams.

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