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BREAKING: Finally! South Africa Beats DR Congo 6-5 Penalties In AFCON Third Place Play-Off

South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams proved the hero again as Bafana Bafana beat DR Congo in a penalty shootout to claim third sport the Africa Cup of Nations.

South Africa and DR Congo looked to bounce back from their defeats in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final when they contested the third-place play-off. It has still been a fantastic AFCON run for the pair and they have both caused shocks along the way.

Bafana Bafana took Nigeria all the way to the penalty shootout after beating Morocco in perhaps the biggest surprise of the tournament and are playing on this stage for the first time since 2000. DR Congo, meanwhile, finished third as recently as 2015 but did lose more convincingly in the semi-final to Ivory Coast.