South Africa finished third in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Saturday, defeating Democratic Republic of Congo 6-5 on penalties.
After normal time concluded in a goalless tie, the game headed to penalty shootouts.
South Africa began the shootout with a miss by midfielder Teboho Mokoena, and things seemed bleak for Bafana Bafana.
South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams stopped Congo defender Chancel Mbemba’s sixth penalty, giving his fans optimism.
Williams grabbed front stage again and became a hero for South Africa by saving Elia Meschak’s seventh penalty and leading his team to victory.
1996 AFCON Champions South Africa won their second third-place match, having won it in 2000.
Nigeria will face competition hosts Ivory Coast in the final on Sunday.