Skomota celebrates Bafana Bafana’s first ever semi-finals win in 24 years

Viral sensation Skomota is trending after his wild celebrations after Teboho Mokoena’s 90th equaliser against Nigeria made rounds on social media.

Bafana Bafana lost to the Super Eagles of Nigeria 4-2 on penalties in their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final showdown.


South Africa was awarded a penalty in the 90th minute, and Mokoena scored a stunner that led the tie to be decided by penalties after the teams failed to break the deadlock in the extra time.

However, back home, thousands celebrated the team’s effort to go this far in the tournament. This was the first time South Africa had reached the semi-finals in 24 years.

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Bafana Bafana will square off with DR Congo for bronze today in their last Afcon match. Ahead of their clash, social media is abuzz after Skomota’s wild celebrations against Nigeria went viral.

In a now-trending video, Skomota celebrated the 90th equaliser joyfully. He could not hide the joy and excitement. Fans were quick to flood social media with their two cents.


Many were more than convinced that they hadn’t seen him this happy. On the other hand, some beamed with pride as they related to the wild celebrations.

Mangaliso Mangi Sinetemba commented, “I wonder how he felt when they were doing his dance against Tunisia 🤣🤣.”

Katlego Amanda posted, “At least the guy was happy. Don’t worry next time.”

Yingisani Mathonsie commented, “He was so happy Shem.”

Mmatshoshe Bushy Makgareetsa said, “This guy, Skomota, is slowly becoming Number one ☝️ famous/ popular in South Africa 🇿🇦, Right?”

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