Nwabali Saves Two Penalties as Nigeria’s Super Eagles Soar Past South Africa Into AFCON Final

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Nwabali Saves Two Penalties as Nigeria’s Super Eagles Soar Past South Africa Into AFCON Final

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have beaten 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 on Wednesday after an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final thriller in Bouake.

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