Sunday, 17 February 2019

Nigeria Lose Third-Place To South Africa In U-20 AFCON


Nigeria Lose Third-Place To South Africa In U-20 AFCON


By Ipere Evanx

The South Africa’s U-20 Team on Saturday, claimed the bronze at the ongoing 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, defeating Nigeria 5-3 on penalties in the third-place match.

The Game which ended 0-0 after 120 minutes in Niamey.
It is the first time South Africa has finished third in the history of the competition, after two fourth-place feats in 2009 and 2017.
Siphesihle Mkhize, who scored South Africa’s first goal in the tournament, netted the decisive spot kick to earn the Amajita a crucial win.

It is also the third time that seven-time champions Nigeria finished fourth in the competition.
Both teams had earlier played out a goalless draw in their second Group A match of the competition.

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