The South African Under 23 football team has booked their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after they beat Ghana on penalties 6-5 in the third-place match at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The scores were deadlocked at 2-2 after full time and the match went straight to penalties.

Luther Singh opened the scoring in the first half.

Ghana equalised early in the second 45 minutes, before Kamohelo Mahlatsi appeared to have scored the winner, however the Ghanaians equalised again and the match went to a penalty shootout.


This is the third time the team has gone to the Olympics, having qualified in 2000 and 2016.