AFCON 2023: S’ Africa Beat Cape Verde On Penalties, To Face Super Eagles In Semis

By Chimezie Nebolisa

South Africa have made it through to the semi-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after overcoming Cape Verde 2-1 via penalty shootouts in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Bafana Bafana were mere shadows of their composed and clinical round of 16 display as Cape Verde entirely dominated the first half with smart positioning and short passes.

Both teams did have numerous scoring opportunities, keeping the game adventurous and fans on the edge of their seats for much of this clash of high-aiming underdogs.

In the end, neither of the two sides was able to find the winner after 120 minutes of a physical and pacy contest.

Bafana Bafana beat Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks eventually in the dramatic penalty shootout to reach the semifinals. They now stand to take on Nigeria’s Super Eagles for a spot in the final.