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PHOTO THRILLS: Complete Sports’ Camera Captures AFCON 2023 Semi-Final – Nigeria Vs South Africa

In a riveting semi-final clash at Stade de la Paix in Bouake on Wednesday, February 7, Nigeria's Super Eagles secured a hard-fought victory against South Africa's Bafana Bafana, earning their place in the AFCON 2023 final.

The tension-filled match, skillfully captured by Complete Sports' ace photojournalist GANIYU YUSUF, unfolded on Wednesday, February 7, culminating in a dramatic penalty shootout. Nigeria emerged triumphant with a 4-2 win, propelled by the remarkable performance of goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali, who made two crucial saves.

The thrilling images captured by Ganiyu Yusuf provide a visual narrative of the highs, lows, and jubilation that unfolded on the pitch, immortalizing the essence of this memorable semi-final encounter on

[caption id="attachment_375098" align="alignnone" width="400"] Match officials led by Centre Referee, Amin Mohamed Omar, from Egypt[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375035" align="alignnone" width="400"] Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana emerge from the dressingrooms onto the the pitch of Stade de la Paix Bouake[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375096" align="alignnone" width="400"] Bafana Bafana Coach Hugo Broos and Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peseiro[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375039" align="alignnone" width="400"] Super Eagles[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375040" align="alignnone" width="400"] Bafana Bafana[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375044" align="alignnone" width="400"] Ola Aina vs Percy Tau[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375047" align="alignnone" width="400"] Calvin Bassey and Semi Ajayi defend stoutly against the Bafana Bafana[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375050" align="alignnone" width="400"] Bafana's captain and goalie, Ronwen Williams[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375053" align="alignnone" width="400"] Bafana Bafana's Khuliso Mudau vs Super Eagles' Ola Aina[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375054" align="alignnone" width="400"] Bafana's captain Williams, Grant Kekana, Mothobi Mvala and Teboho Mokoena[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375065" align="alignnone" width="400"] Teboho Mokoena steps forward to take a spot kick and equalises 1-1 for Bafana Bafana[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375067" align="alignnone" width="400"] Teboho Mokoena and Aubrey Modiba celebrate Bafana's equaliser, 1-1, against Super Eagles[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375073" align="alignnone" width="400"] Super Eagles during the penaltyshootout                                         

[caption id="attachment_375078" align="alignnone" width="400"] Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after taking and scoring Nigeria's decisive last penalty kick against Bafana[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_375076" align="alignnone" width="400"] Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali reacts joyfully after stopping two spot kicks to ensure his team pipped Bafana Bafana 4-2 on penalties[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375077" align="alignnone" width="400"] Nwabali, Moffi and Omeruo celebrate[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375079" align="alignnone" width="400"] South Africa's Evidence Makgopa reels after the loss to Nigeria[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375080" align="alignnone" width="400"] Bafana Bafana's substitute players[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375081" align="alignnone" width="400"] Super Eagles supporters savour victory against Bafana Bafana at Stade de la Paix Bouake[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375085" align="alignnone" width="400"] Stanley Nwabali and Samuel Chukwueze celebrate[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375087" align="alignnone" width="400"] Calvin Bassey celebrates Eagles' win against Bafana[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_375090" align="alignnone" width="400"] Spirit of sportmanship: William Troost-Ekong and Bafana's Percy Tau in post-match handshake[/caption]

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