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AFCON 2023 Third Place: Reactions As Ronwen Williams Leads Bafana Bafana Past DR Congo
- Ronwen Williams was the hero once again as South Africa finished third at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations
- Bafana Bafana defeated the Democratic Republic of Congo in the third-place playoffs on Saturday evening
- The Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper produce a stellar performance in the penalty shootouts against DRC
South Africa ended the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations as the second runner-up after their victory over the Democratic Republic of Congo in the third place.
The match ended in a goalless draw after 90 minutes of play and went into a penalty shoot-out without having extra time.
Teboho Mokoena continued his poor form on penalty duties as he missed the first spot-kick, but a heroic performance from Ronwen Williams saved the Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder's blushes.
The Bafana Bafana goalkeeper saved two penalties as Hugo Broos's side secured the bronze medal at the 34th edition of the competition.
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South Africa's third-place finish stirred different reactions from fans on social media.
"Considering the fact that we came into the tournament as underdogs, heading back home with Bronze Medals 🥉 is a Top achievement 👏... Congratulations Bafana we so proud of you🇿🇦💙🎊"
"Thank you for representing South Africa, your defence is top tier 💃🏾"
"After all is said and done, y’all worked hard. Thank you for giving us something to always look forward to every week since the tournament started."
"Congratulations for winning the bronze medal yall deserve it for your hard work❤️, well done BAFANA BA RONA, we will be waiting at the airport for your arrival."
"You've been great boys, restored our hope in the team. Moving forward there will definitely be progression. Love & light."
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