The Super Eagles of Nigeria secured their spot in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after defeating the Bafana Bafana of South Africa 4-2 on penalties. The thrilling match ended 1-1 after extra time, with both regular-time goals coming from penalties.
Captain William Troost-Ekong put Nigeria ahead in the 67th minute, but Teboho Mokoena equalized for South Africa with a spot-kick in the 90th minute. The match saw some dramatic moments, including a disallowed goal for Nigeria and missed opportunities for both teams.
South Africa finished with 10 men after Grant Kekana was sent off in extra time. Despite South Africa’s strong performance, Nigeria maintained their perfect record against them in AFCON history.
Nigeria coach Jose Peseiro made a strategic change to his lineup, while star forward Victor Osimhen returned to the starting XI after recovering from an injury. The match showcased intense action and tactical battles, with both teams fighting hard for a spot in the final.
The Super Eagles will now face either Ivory Coast or the Democratic Republic of Congo in the final, setting the stage for an exciting showdown as they aim for their fourth AFCON title