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PHOTO THRILLS: Complete Sports’ Camera Captures AFCON 2023 Semi-Final – Nigeria Vs South Africa

PHOTO THRILLS: Complete Sports’ Camera Captures AFCON 2023 Semi-Final – Nigeria Vs South Africa

In a riveting semi-final clash at Stade de la Paix in Bouake on Wednesday, February 7, Nigeria’s Super Eagles secured a hard-fought victory against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, earning their place in the AFCON 2023 final.

The tension-filled match, skillfully captured by Complete Sports’ ace photojournalist GANIYU YUSUF, unfolded on Wednesday, February 7, culminating in a dramatic penalty shootout. Nigeria emerged triumphant with a 4-2 win, propelled by the remarkable performance of goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali, who made two crucial saves.

The thrilling images captured by Ganiyu Yusuf provide a visual narrative of the highs, lows, and jubilation that unfolded on the pitch, immortalizing the essence of this memorable semi-final encounter on Completesports.com.

Match officials led by Centre Referee, Amin Mohamed Omar, from Egypt

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Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana emerge from the dressingrooms onto the the pitch of Stade de la Paix Bouake

Bafana Bafana Coach Hugo Broos and Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peseiro

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Super Eagles

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Bafana Bafana

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Ola Aina vs Percy Tau

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Calvin Bassey and Semi Ajayi defend stoutly against the Bafana Bafana

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Bafana’s captain and goalie, Ronwen Williams

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Bafana Bafana’s Khuliso Mudau vs Super Eagles’ Ola Aina

Bafana’s captain Williams, Grant Kekana, Mothobi Mvala and Teboho Mokoena

Teboho Mokoena steps forward to take a spot kick and equalises 1-1 for Bafana Bafana

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Teboho Mokoena and Aubrey Modiba celebrate Bafana’s equaliser, 1-1, against Super Eagles

Super Eagles during the penaltyshootout                                         

Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after taking and scoring Nigeria’s decisive last penalty kick against Bafana

 

Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali reacts joyfully after stopping two spot kicks to ensure his team pipped Bafana Bafana 4-2 on penalties

Nwabali, Moffi and Omeruo celebrate

South Africa’s Evidence Makgopa reels after the loss to Nigeria

Bafana Bafana’s substitute players

Super Eagles supporters savour victory against Bafana Bafana at Stade de la Paix Bouake

Stanley Nwabali and Samuel Chukwueze celebrate

Calvin Bassey celebrates Eagles’ win against Bafana

Spirit of sportmanship: William Troost-Ekong and Bafana’s Percy Tau in post-match handshake


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