South Africa Wins First AFCON Medal in 24 Years After William Penalty Saves
South Africa captain Ronwen Williams did it again Saturday with two key penalty saves in the shootout to beat DR Congo 6-5 on penalties for the Bafana Bafana to finish third at the Africa Cup of Nations AFCON.
It was their first trophy in 24 years at the AFCON.
The game, which ended goalless, without extra time, went straight to penalties after 90 minutes.
First, DR Congo captain Chancel Mbemba had the chance to win it, only for Williams, who made four penalty saves in the quarterfinal win over Cape Verde, to block it, before saving Meshack Elia’s penalty too.