Heroic Williams leads Bafana Bafana to Afcon semi-finals!

South Africa came to a standstill on Saturday night when Bafana Bafana and Cape Verde met in the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Neither side could break the deadlock at the Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro after 120 minutes of action meaning penalties were needed to seperate matters.

Ronwen Williams produced four penalty saves in the shootout, earning his side a 2-1 victory following a goalless draw during regulation time.

Bafana will next face Nigeria in the semi-finals on Wednesday 7 February 2024 at 19:00.

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Bafana defeat Cape Verde: As it happened

Starting lineups

South Africa XI: Williams, Mudau, Kekana, Mvala, Modiba, Mokoena, Sithole, Morena, Zwane, Tau, Makgopa.

Subs: Mothwa, Goss, Xulu, Mobbie, Sibisi, Monare, Appollis, Mashego, Adams, Maseko, Lepasa, Mayambela.

Cape Verde XI: Dias, Lopes, Costa, Cabral, Fernandes, Alvarenga, Rodrigues, Santos, Mendes, Moreira, De Pina.

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Action is scheduled to get underway at 22:00 SAST. The match between Bafana and Cape Verde will be televised live on SuperSport PSL as well as SABC3.

If you can’t get yourself to a television screen, you can also live stream the match on SABC+ (No subscription required).

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We won’t underestimate Cape Verde – Broos

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“We are not underestimating Cape Verde. They are not the same team like Morocco, with high quality players at big teams in Europe. But from what I have seen.” Bafana coach Hugo Broos told Citizen.

“They are a team on the pitch, their players are very disciplined and it is very difficult to play against them. Tomorrow we have to achieve our best level again if we want to be in the semifinals.

“It is normal to little by little start dreaming of the final, but it would be a very big mistake to think that after Morocco everything will be easier.

“If we want to compare that Bafana game on Saturday (against Cape Verde) to the game on Tuesday (against Morocco). There is no difference, it will be as tough as Tuesday.”

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