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Nigeria Beat South Africa To Reach AFCON Final

by Iliyasu Nuhu
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Nigeria defeated South Africa 4–2 in a shootout to secure their spot in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final, with Kelechi Iheanacho scoring the game-winning penalty.

The match in Bouake ended in a 1-1 draw after an incredible finale to normal time, in which the referee used his video monitor to deny a shot by Victor Osimhen that would have given Nigeria a 2-0 lead and instead awarded South Africa a penalty.

After Teboho Mokoena scored from the penalty spot in the ninetieth minute, there was no further scoring, and extra time was played. However, the midfielder was one of two South African players who saw goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali stop his spot penalties as the Super Eagles prevailed to go to the final on Sunday, where they will face either

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