Hilarious AFCON commentary sees broadcaster go viral AGAIN, as Mohamed Barakat sings World Cup classic ‘Waka Waka’ in shoot-out after rising to fame during Everton’s defeat to Fulham earlier this season

A commentator has gone viral after singing during South Africa’s African Cup of Nations win over Cape Verde.

South Africa progressed to the semi-finals of the tournament after winning in dramatic fashion, defeating their opponents in a penalty shootout after the game had finished 0-0.

In a fairly even game, the two sides played out a hard-fought draw which saw 41 shots taken, but the deadline was unable to be broken by either side in the 120 minutes played.

Ronwen Williams was the hero in the shoot-out, saving four Cape Verde spot kicks as his side won 2-1 overall in a series of penalties that lacked quality.

The final spot kick was taken by Patrick Andrade, and Williams secured his fourth save with a commentator enjoying the action perhaps a little more than most.

Commentator Mohamed Barakat has gone viral again for his broadcasting of Cape Verde’s AFCON defeat to South Africa

Cape Verde lost on penalties to their opponents on Saturday, with Barakat's take on the action doing the rounds online

Cape Verde lost on penalties to their opponents on Saturday, with Barakat’s take on the action doing the rounds online

The commentator gave a rendition of Shakira's World Cup classic 'Waka Waka' as the final penalty was taken

The commentator gave a rendition of Shakira’s World Cup classic ‘Waka Waka’ as the final penalty was taken

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Mohamed Barakat is an Arabic commentator that went viral when he seemed to sing a rendition of Jax Jones’ ‘You Don’t Know Me’ during Everton’s shoot-out defeat to Fulham in the Carabao Cup earlier this season.

He gave his version of the hit single as Amadou Onana missed his shot kick in the shoot-out, and has now been testing his vocal cords once again.

Commentating for Asian broadcaster beIN Sports, Barakat broke into song when Andrade stepped up to take the final kick of the game.

Having to score, he took the shot as Barakat sang: ‘It’s time for Africa’, but Williams saved the kick, earning South Africa the win.

The save sparked jubilant scenes, as the winners reached the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time since 2000.

South Africa progressed to the last four of the competition for the first time since 2000 and remain underdogs

South Africa progressed to the last four of the competition for the first time since 2000 and remain underdogs

Goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was the hero of the shoot-out, saving four penalties for his side

Goalkeeper Ronwen Williams was the hero of the shoot-out, saving four penalties for his side

Barakat went viral earlier this season too when he gave a rendition of  Jax Jones' 'You Don't Know Me' during Everton's Carabao Cup defeat to Fulham

Barakat went viral earlier this season too when he gave a rendition of  Jax Jones’ ‘You Don’t Know Me’ during Everton’s Carabao Cup defeat to Fulham

In what is a wide-open competition with the final eight teams being completely different to those from the 2021 edition, South Africa remain underdogs and are fourth favourites from the four remaining teams in the competition.

Nigeria remain favourites, with hosts Ivory Coast second, and DR Congo third.

South Africa’s award for their win is a semi-final tie against the favourites on Wednesday, while Ivory Coast and DR Congo will face off later in the day.

The final is set for Sunday February 11.

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