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American Actor Anthony Anderson Jubilantly Reacts to South Africa's WWC Progress: Video
- American actor, Anthony Anderson has reacted to South Africa's win
- Banyana Banyana beat Italy to progress to the last 16 of the Women's World Cup
- South Africa will face the Netherlands in the knockout stage of the competition
American actor, Anthony Anderson has congratulated Banyana Banyana following their progress at the FIFA Women's World Cup.
The Blackish star watched South Africa stun Italy 3-2 to reach the round of 16 for the first time in their history.
Thembi Kgatlana's final-minute strike ensured South Africa join Nigeria as the two African teams to make it into the knockout stages.
In a video shared on social media, an excited Anderson could not hide his joy as he cheered on Banyana Banyana with his 'Just a Kid from Cape Town' cap.
"What's up, it's your boy Anthony Anderson from Blackish. Congratulations to Banyana Banyana for reaching the last 16," he said.
In an exciting game on Wednesday morning, it was the Italians that took an early lead through Arianna Caruso.
But the South Africans responded through an own goal from Benedetta Orsi as the two sides went into the break with the scores level.
After the break, South Africa took a deserving lead through Hildah Magaia, who smashed home from a Thembi Kgatlana assist. Caruso netted her second of the game to equalize for Italy but Banyana Banyana had the last laugh with Kgatlana's strike, as reported by irishtimes.com.
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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the South African Football Association (SAFA) President, Dr. Danny Jordaan is exceptionally proud of Banyana Banyana’s performance.
The South African Women’s national team made history when they qualified for the knockout stages of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
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Banyana beat Italy 3-2 in their final group game to achieve the historic feat.
South Africa beat Italy
South Africa, the 54th-ranked side in the world, have qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in their history.
The Women’s Africa Cup of Nations champions made it into the Round of 16 with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Italy in their final group game.