AFCON2023: Super Eagles Soar To Finals, Defeat Bafana Bafana

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.

Nigeria defeated Bafana Bafana of South Africa 4-2 on penalties in the semi-final at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake on Wednesday.

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.