Ronwen Williams made 4 saves as South Africa beat Cape Verde 2-1 on penalties to succeed in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals on Saturday.
The Bafana Bafana goalkeeper additionally made a shocking cease on the finish of regular time because the last-eight conflict in Yamoussoukro ended goalless.
It was his fourth successive clear sheet within the match.
Cape Verde created probably the most possibilities all through the sport however have been unable to take advantage of their alternatives and South Africa, the 1996 champions, will now play Nigeria for a spot within the ultimate.
The first half was a cagey affair with neither goalkeeper severely examined.
Kevin Pina had a possibility for Cape Verde however headed nicely huge on the again put up earlier than South Africa’s Teboho Mokoena lashed a long-range shot straight at Vozinha.
An opportunity opened up for Themba Zwane after South Africa snatched possession and broke ahead however he scuffed his shot huge.
Pina once more missed the goal on the different finish after skipping round two challenges and Ryan Mendes additionally had an effort blocked after weaving by the realm.
Cape Verde had the primary likelihood of the second half when Joao Paulo volleyed huge however South Africa had a possibility when Khuliso Mudau shot at Vozinha.
Garry Rodrigues may have given Cape Verde the lead when he received behind the defence simply earlier than the hour however he didn’t get any energy on his try to twist a shot round Williams.
Cape Verde stepped up the stress and Rodrigues had an effort deflected for a nook and a Rocha shot was blocked earlier than Jovane Cobral fired over.
Gilson Benchimol nearly gained it for Cape Verde within the second minute of stoppage time after racing onto a Logan Costa ball however Williams did brilliantly to palm his highly effective effort onto the bar.
Extra time started with South Africa within the ascendancy however Vozinha got here to Cape Verde’s rescue with two very good saves in fast succession from substitute Mihlali Mayambela and Mokoena.
Benchimol spurned one other likelihood however neither facet regarded threatening within the second extra interval and penalties grew to become inevitable.
South Africa seized the early initiative within the shoot-out as Williams saved the primary two spot-kicks from former Manchester United ahead Bebe and Willy Semedo.
Zakhele Lepasa’s failure to hit the goal gave Cape Verde hope however Williams then saved out Laros Duarte’s effort.
Vozinha saved from Aubrey Modiba in response and Bryan Teixeira lastly registered for Cape Verde however Mothobi Mvala put South Africa on the brink and Williams accomplished the job by saving from Patrick Andrade.