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AFCON 2023: South Africa Win Bronze After Defeating DR Congo On Penalties

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South Africa have finished third at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.


The Bafana Bafana needed penalties to defeat DR Congo in Saturday’s third-place match.


The game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes and went straight to the shoot-out.


The shoot-out saw South AFricans triumph 6-5.

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Although they failed in their bid to qualify for Sunday’s final after losing to Nigeria few days back, the third place finsh marked their best 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.