Bafana Bafana defeated DR Congo in the third/fourth place playoff match at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

After a goalless draw in regulation time, the match was to be decided via a penalty shootout.

Bafana hero Ronwen Williams once again came to the party for his team by saving two important penalty kicks.

South Africa walked away with a 6-5 penalty shootout victory and in the process, walk away with the bronze medal.

South African Football Association (Safa) will be smiling all the way to the bank after the national team’s performances in the Ivory Coast!

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Bafana Bafana walked away R47 million richer after making it to the final four of the tournament.

The final will be contested by host Ivory Coast and Nigeria on Sunday night.

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We’ll have to find motivation – Broos

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“There was disappointment on Wednesday because we played a very good game against Nigeria where we showed that we are a good team.” – Bafana coach Hugo Broos told Sowetan.

“But this is a coach who is proud to be coaching this team. We did a good Afcon and again when you play this good in a semifinal, the disappointment is big. The Bafana game tomorrow is special and it depends on which team is motivated.

“If you ask my advice, this game does not need to be played because the most important thing in a tournament like this is who finishes No 1.

“If you are No 2 or 4, for me it is exactly the same because this is only for statistics. What is important is who is going to finish No 1 because that is what will always be remembered.”

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