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South Africa Secure best AFCON finish since 2000

South Africa Secure best AFCON finish since 2000


South Africa Secure best AFCON finish since 2000



South Africa took third at the Africa Cup of Nations after beating DR Congo 6-5 on penalties to secure their best finish at a Nations Cup since 2000.



Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams was the key man again, as the quarter-final hero saved two spot-kicks.



First, DR Congo captain Chancel Mbemba had the chance to win it, only for Williams to block, before Meshack Elia's penalty was also saved.



The game, which ended goalless, went straight to penalties after 90 minutes.


South Africa Secure best AFCON finish since 2000


In the quarter-final win against Cape Verde, Williams saved four penalties in the shootout.



In Abidjan's Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium, he again proved key after Tebogo Mokoena, who has been a key factor in South Africa's run in Ivory Coast, hit the post with the first penalty. Shortly after the skipper secured South Africa's success, Belgian coach Hugo Broos was given the bumps after adding a third-place finish to his 2017 triumph with Cameroon.



Bafana Bafana last ended up on the podium in 2000, when beating Tunisia on penalties, while DR Congo were looking for their best tournament since 1998.

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