Nigeria advances to AFCON final after penalty thriller against South Africa.

Nigeria secured a spot in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final by defeating South Africa 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in the semi-final. Kelechi Iheanacho and goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali played crucial roles for Nigeria. The team will face Ivory Coast in the final. Iheanacho, who was a substitute forward, scored the decisive spot-kick, while Nwabali saved two penalty kicks. The AFCON final will take place on Sunday. Ivory Coast also advanced to the final with a 1-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo, setting the stage for an exciting showdown.