South Africa vs DR Congo: Battle for Bronze in 2024 AFCON! Who Claims Third Place?

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South Africa vs DR Congo third place match 
South Africa vs DR Congo third place match 
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: Africa Cup of Nations 2023 Third-Place Playoff Preview.

Can South Africa bounce back from their semi-final defeat and claim third place against DR Congo?

 

In a highly anticipated showdown, South Africa and DR Congo are set to clash in the Africa Cup of Nations 2023 third-place playoff, marking the culmination of their AFCON campaigns. As both teams aim to salvage pride and secure a bronze medal, football enthusiasts worldwide are eager to witness this battle unfold.

Match Overview: South Africa faced a heart-wrenching loss to Nigeria in the semi-final, with valiant efforts falling short in a penalty shootout. Despite Teboho Mokoena’s last-minute equalizer, South Africa succumbed to a 4-2 defeat in penalties.

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On the other hand, DR Congo suffered a setback against Ivory Coast, conceding a stunning goal from Borussia Dortmund’s Sebastian Haller. Now, both teams are gearing up for a final display of skill and determination.

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Team News & Predicted Lineups for  

South Africa:

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  • Formation: Expected switch to a back four.
  • Key Player: Siyanda Xulu in contention for a centre-back role.
  • Predicted XI: Williams; Mudau, Xulu, Mvala, Modiba; Mokoena, Sithole; Morena, Zwane, Tau; Makgopa.

DR Congo:

  • Formation: Possible switch with Bongonda displacing Kakuta.
  • Key Player: Theo Bongonda vying for a starting spot.
  • Predicted XI: M’Pasi; Kalulu, Mbemba, Inonga, Masuaku; Pickel, Moutoussamy; Elia, Bongonda, Wissa; Bakambu.
South Africa vs DR Congo third place match 
South Africa vs DR Congo third place match

How to watch South Africa vs DR Congo.

Due to broadcasting rights restrictions, here are the options to watch the South Africa vs DR Congo match in Nigeria on February 10, 2024:

TV Channels:

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  • SuperSport TV: This is the official broadcaster of the Africa Cup of Nations in Nigeria. Check your local listings for the specific channel number.
  • DStv: DStv offers SuperSport TV channels 202 in various packages. Visit their website for details and availability.
  • StarTimes: StarTimes also offers SuperSport TV channels in certain packages. Check their website for details and availability.
  • Nigerian Television Authority (NTA): NTA may be showing the match depending on their broadcasting schedule.

Streaming Services:

  • DStv Stream App: If you have a DStv subscription, you can use the DStv Now app to watch the match live.
  • SuperSport App: The SuperSport app offers live streaming of select events, including the Africa Cup of Nations. You may need a subscription to access the stream.
  • StarTimes ON App: This app offers live streaming of selected channels, including SuperSport, depending on your subscription.

Additional Information:

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  • Kick-off time: 9:00 PM Nigerian Time (WAT)
  • Venue: Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

 

South Africa vs DR Congo Head-to-head record:

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  • South Africa has a slight edge in recent meetings, winning two of the last five encounters.
  • Their last clash was a friendly in September 2023, which South Africa won 1-0.

 

South Africa vs DR Congo H2H Record:

  • 12 Sept 2023: South Africa 1-0 DR Congo (International Friendly)
  • 8 Oct 2005: South Africa 2-2 DR Congo (FIFA World Cup)
  • 5 Sept 2004: DR Congo 1-0 South Africa (FIFA World Cup)
  • 27 Jan 2000: South Africa 1-0 DR Congo (Africa Cup of Nations)
  • 25 Feb 1998: South Africa 2-1 DR Congo (Africa Cup of Nations)

 

South Africa vs DR Congo kick-off time

Date: February 10, 2024
Kick-off time: 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT 9pm Nigerian Time
Venue: Felix Houphouet-Boigny

Don’t miss this exciting third-place playoff! Will South Africa claim bronze or can DR Congo pull off an upset?

Keywords: South Africa vs DR Congo, Africa Cup of Nations, Third-place playoff, Kick-off time, How to watch, Team news, Head-to-head record, Percy Tau, Cedric Bakambu.

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