The National Football team of South Africa on Saturday, February 10, clinched third place at the African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) after beating the Democratic Republic of Congo 6-5 on penalties. The game had ended 0-0 draw after 90 minutes of regular time.
It was a tough and interesting match as both teams struggled to get the ball into their opponents’ net, but many chances were missed.
DR Congo will regret many misses chances during regular time in a lively match while South Africa maintained a perfect record in third-place play-offs having beaten Tunisia on penalties 24 years ago. missed
South Africa made three changes to the team beaten in a penalty shootout by Nigeria after an incident-packed semi-final three days ago. Nkosinathi Sibisi, Thapelo Morena and Mihlali Mayambela came in for suspended Grant Kekana and injured duo Mothobi Mvala and Percy Tau.
DR Congo retained only two of the side that lost to hosts Côte d’Ivoire in the other semi-final – captain and centre-back Mbemba and midfielder Samuel Moutoussamy.
Captain and goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was the hero again as South Africa beat the Democratic Republic of Congo 6-5 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations third-place play-off on Saturday, February 10.