Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winning penalty as Nigeria booked their place in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with a 4-2 shootout win over South Africa.
The game in Bouake finished 1-1 following a remarkable end to normal time which involved the referee going to his video monitor to disallow a Victor Osimhen strike which would have put Nigeria 2-0 up – and instead awarding a penalty to South Africa.
Teboho Mokoena converted from the spot in the 90th minute to send the game into a goalless period of extra-time where Bafana Bafana defender Grant Kekana was sent off late one.
But Mokoena was one of two South African players to see their spot-kicks saved by goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali as the Super Eagles triumphed to reach Sunday’s final, where they will play either hosts Ivory Coast or the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In other news – AKA’s father rubbishes claims he pushed Anele Tembe
Tony Forbes, the father of late Mzansi rapper, AKA has spoken out for the first time on his son’s relationship with his fiance, Anele “Nelli” Tembe, following both their tragic deaths… Almost a year ago, the rapper, real name Kiernan Forbes was shot and killed by hired hitmen in Durban. In 2021, Tembe fell to her death off the tenth floor of a Cape Town hotel.
Now, Tony is lifting the lid on their volatile relationship and allegations his son had something to do with Anele’s death. Read More