BREAKING: Nigeria beat South Africa on penalties to reach AFCON 2023 final
The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated South Africa 4-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the AFCON 2023 final, currently taking place in Ivory Coast. Intel region reports.
Nigeria edged out South Africa on penalties to book their place in the AFCON 2023 final.
The highly anticipated semi-final saw both teams battle it out for 120 minutes, ending in a 1-1 draw.
But it was the penalty shootout that truly tested the nerves of the players and the fans.
Troost-Ekong converted a penalty in the 67th minute after Victor Osimhen was fouled in the box.
South Africa equalised with a late goal from Teboho Mokoena moments before the end of the game.
The match ended in a 1-1 tie after 120 minutes, with the winner determined in a penalty shootout.
The Nigerian football team has done it again! In a thrilling match that ended in penalties, Iheanacho, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, and Moffi all stepped up to the plate and converted their shots with ease.
However, even the best can falter, as Ola Aina unfortunately missed his penalty.
Nevertheless, the team’s incredible performance and sheer determination have left us all in awe. Congratulations to the Nigerian team on their undeniable victory.
Nigeria will play either hosts Ivory Coast or DR Congo in the final on Sunday.