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Bafana Secure Bronze Medal In Dramatic Fashion

Bafana Bafana have secured the bronze medal at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after beating DR Congo 6-5 on penalties. In the build up to game, Bafana head coach Hugo Broos played down the importance of the game, claiming it's just for statistics that nobody would remember. Clearly still downhearted...

Bafana & DRC Starting XIs Announced

Bafana Bafana and the Congo Democratic Republic have announced their starting XIs for tonight's third-place playoff at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny. South Africa surprised many at the tournament but were undone by Nigeria on penalties in the semi-final, while DRC lost to hosts Ivory Coast. Bafana could collect their fourth AFCON medal...

DR Congo Clash To Be Bafana’s 50th AFCON Game

When Bafana Bafana square off against DR Congo in the Africa Cup of Nations bronze medal match at Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on Saturday (22:00), it will be the nation’s half-century game in the biennial tournament.  Bafana have played in 49 matches at the AFCON, winning their first game...

Broos Gives Injury Update Ahead of Congo DR

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos could be missing a few players when they take on Congo DR in the third/fourth playoff at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday. Bafana and Congo face each other after losing in the semi-finals to Nigeria and Ivory Coast respectively. Bafana lost...

Congo DR Seal Semi Spot

Congo DR reached the CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals for the first time in eight years as they beat Guinea 3-1 on Friday night at Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan. They will play the winner between hosts Ivory Coast and Mali who meet in an all-West African affair...

DR Congo Dump Egypt Out Of AFCON On Penalties

DR Congo knocked Egypt out in the Round of 16 of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after long-drawn penalties at Laurent Poku Stadium on Sunday night.   Congo won 8-7 after goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi scored the 18th spot as the Leopards are in search of their first AFCON trophy...

Morocco Book Last 16 Ticket, Zambia Miss Out

A solitary goal from Hakim Ziyech sent Zambia packing, while Morocco finished ahead of DR Congo after their goalless draw with Tanzania. It also meant hosts Ivory Coast sneaked into Last 16. Zambia started the game knowing very well a loss is something they can’t afford. Meanwhile Morocco had the...

Why DRC Coach Wasn’t Surprised By Fans In Orlando

DR Congo head coach Sébastien Desabre says he wasn't surprised to see their fans turn out in their number against Bafana Bafana at Orlando Stadium. There were some surprising scenes on Tuesday afternoon when the Congolese supporters outnumbered the locals in Orlando. Bafana head coach Hugo Broos lamented the scenes and...

SAFA CEO Explains Why DRC Had So Many Fans At Orlando Stadium

SAFA CEO Lydia Monyepao has somewhat surprisingly revealed that the association "mobilised" DR Congo fans via their embassy, which led to her not being surprised that the away fans outnumbered the home support at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday. Thirty minutes before kick-off only 2,387 tickets had been sold, according to...

Foster Scores As Broos’ Bafana Down DRC

Bafana Bafana secured a 1-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo courtesy of a Lyle Foster goal at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday evening. The much-changed Bafana line-up featured Zakhele Lepasa, Foster, Percy Tau and Milhali Mayambela as an attacking front-four shield by Mlungisi Mbunjana and Bathusi Aubaas. And South Africa...
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