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South Africa Edges Cape Verde in Penalty Shootout to Reach AFCON Semi-Finals



South Africa Edges Cape Verde In Penalty Shootout To Reach Afcon Semi Finals

South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams emerged as the hero as his team scraped past Cape Verde in a thrilling penalty shootout to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. The match, held at Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro, saw both teams struggle to create significant scoring opportunities throughout the 120 minutes of regular and extra time.

However, it was Cape Verde that had the best chance to break the deadlock, with Williams making a crucial save in the 56th minute to deny Garry Rodrigues. He further demonstrated his exceptional skills in stoppage time, producing a magnificent reflex save to keep out Gilson Benchimol’s shot.

As the match entered extra time, Cape Verde’s goalkeeper, Vozinha, matched Williams’ performance with remarkable saves to prevent Mihlali Mayambela and Evidence Makgopa from scoring. The closely contested encounter eventually led to a high-stakes penalty shootout.

In the shootout, South Africa’s Teboho Mokoena and Mothobi Mvala found the back of the net, while Cape Verde’s Bryan Teixeira managed to convert his penalty. However, Williams denied Bebe, Willy Semedo, Laros Duarte, and Patrick Andrade, saving four penalties in total and securing South Africa’s spot in the semi-finals.

With this victory, South Africa sets up a meeting with Nigeria in the next round, marking their first appearance in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals since 2000. The dramatic performance and heroic efforts of goalkeeper Ronwen Williams will surely be remembered as a turning point in the team’s campaign.

Rachel Adams

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