Nigeria’s Super Eagles fly over South Africa to AFCON Final

Nigeria’s forward #9 Victor Osimhen (C) and teammates celebrate the victory at the end of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 semi-final football match between Nigeria and South Africa at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake on February 7, 2024. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO / AFP)
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Stanley Nwabali was the hero of the night as he saved two penalty kicks.


The Super Eagles of Nigeria flew over South Africa’s Bafana Bafana on penalties to reach the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 final.

The match finished 1-1 after extra time and the three-time champions will face hosts Ivory Coast or the Democratic Republic of Congo in the final on Sunday.

Stanley Nwabali was the hero of the night as he saved two penalty kicks.

Nigeria were hoping to make it into their fourth AFCON final but were made to work for it early in the first half as South Africa bossed early proceedings.

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho scored to give Nigeria a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over South Africa.

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