In a historic moment, the South Africa Women’s Soccer Team secured a spot in the knockout rounds of the Women’s World Cup for the first time.
Captain Thembi Kgatlana scored the winning goal in stoppage time, giving South Africa a 3-2 victory over Italy.
This thrilling win sets up a meeting with the Netherlands and sends Italy home.
Kgatlana’s late intervention came after Arianna Caruso scored twice for Italy, seemingly salvaging a draw.
The Italian team was left in tears as South Africa celebrated their famous win.
Kgatlana, who plays for Racing Louisville in the United States, dedicated the victory to her team and the people back home who supported them.
Coach Desiree Ellis praised her team’s incredible performance and fighting spirit.
With Sweden topping Group G, South Africa finished second with four points, followed by Italy with three.
Argentina finished at the bottom with one point.
This historic achievement marks a significant milestone for South African women’s soccer.
This article was updated 1 month ago