AFCON 2024

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KORHOGO, IVORY COAST - JANUARY 21: South Africa during the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations match between South Africa and Namibia at Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly on January 21, 2024 in Korhogo, Ivory Coast. (Photo by Segun Ogunfeyitimi/Gallo Images)

Bafana Bafana are on the cusp of reaching their first Afcon final since 1998 and will face Nigeria in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations at Stade de la Paix in Bouaké on Wednesday 7 February.

After defeating Morocco and Cape Verde to secure their place in the semi-finals, Bafana Bafana stands on the brink of reaching the AFCON final for the first time since 1998.

Bafana will face Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the semi-final scheduled for Wednesday, 7 February, in the Ivory Coast.

As a nation, we can hardly believe we are here, but the boys need us now, so join the Daily Maverick community in sending a message of support or tactical tips in the comments section below.

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“Make South Africa proud. Go play your hearts out, guys. Win or lose, go out and enjoy yourselves. Bafana Bafana.” – Boss Aj

“Go, boys! All the way! We are so proud of you. You have a chance to make yourselves legends, forever in the folklore of SA football.” – Derek Drew

“We are South Africans, with a mixture that no one understands besides us. We criticize ourselves like no others, meanwhile, we love one another without bounds.

You’ve already made us proud. Now is the time to play for yourselves, this country, and its hardcore rainbow 🌈 nation.

We bow to no one except ourselves.

Ha ba shwe… Hela yalo saaan…” – DM reader

“Good luck, boys. Don’t underestimate your potential for championship. You’ve got what it takes to be champions.” – Steve Maloma



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  • Uma Kabanye says:

    Bafana, you’re playing for all of us. You can do it! Make us proud!!

  • Jeff Robinson says:

    I really wish the team well. How wonderful it would be if it were fully South African, i.e. coached by a South African and preferably one of colour. But when it comes to who coaches our national squads or represents our misbehaving ‘leaders’, the need for affirmative action is somehow put aside.

  • Vic Mash says:

    Bafana Bafana should observe a moment of silent before every game in solidarity with the murdered people of Palestine.

  • Jean Matier Moore says:

    Thrilled that this team has come so far. We are all behind you, Bafana Bafana! Make us proud.

  • Peter Worman says:

    We’ve been waiting for nearly 30 years for another AFCON win. Come on guys you can do it. Onwards and upwards and hopefully the coach keeps the players humble and focused

  • Honesty Jongile says:

    Each time Bafana Bafana are praised a lot, they start failing! They will lose against Nigeria tonight……mark my words!! For them to win, you just need to reserve noise making for after the match.

  • Honesty Jongile says:

    Overall good luck to our boys!!

  • Genevieve Harding says:

    Go boys! We are so so proud of you and supporting you through all of the moments to come!

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