– Nigeria vs South Africa AFCON 2019 clash went in favour of the Super Eagles
– The three time AFCON kings claimed a 2-1 win over Bafana Bafana
– Coach Gernot Rohr’s men however celebrate their victory in style
– Former Arsenal midfielder Kanu Nwankwo also joined up in the jubilation
Nigeria’s Super Eagles were jubilant following their progress to the semifinal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations championship in Egypt.
Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring for the three time African kings in the first half after powering home a close range shot from his own re-bound into the back the net.
Bongani Zungu leveled parity for the Bafana Bafana with less than 20 minutes to the end of the match through a VAR assisted goal.
However, Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong threw himself into Moses Simon’s corner kick in the 89th minute to hand the 2013 champions the much needed victory after regulation time.
The Nigerian stars had a good celebration after the triumph with legend Kanu Nwankwo right there to rejoice with the team.
Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick was also at the center of the jubilation having cruised to the next stage of the competition.
It would be recalled that the Eagles had to come from a goal down to beat Cameroon to reach the last eight stage of the ongoing continental championship in north Africa.
Coach Gernot Rohr will now be hoping they can win their fourth title at the end of the tournament next week – with two more matches left to play.
The west Africa team got their campaign off to a winning start following their 1-0 win over Burundi courtesy of Odion Ighalo’s beautiful strike.
They maintained their winning status in their second group game after beating Guinea with Kenneth Omeruo heading his side to victory towards the end of the fixture.
Rohr’s men however suffered their only defeat so far to tournament’s debutants Madagascar 2-0 and finish second on the table with one point behind the Berea.
Nigeria went ahead to beat defending champions Cameroon 3-2 in the round of 16, before dispatching South Africa at the quarterfinal stage.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze has set new record at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after becoming the youngest player to score at the ongoing continental championship.
The 20-year-old opened scoring for the Super Eagles in their semifinal clash against South Africa at the Cairo International Stadium.
Although his goal got canceled out by a VAR assisted goal from Bongani Zungu with less than 20 minutes to left to play.
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