AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS: NIGERIA QUALIFIES FOR SEMI-FINAL, EDGES OUT SOUTH AFRICA
The Super Eagles got the first goal in the first half of the match, which was recorded by Samuel Chukwueze, while at the tail end of the second half, the South African team recorded an equalizer, but William Troost-Ekong raised the joy of Nigerians, when he scored the second goal for Nigeria.
Penpushing further reports that, the goal which nailed the South African team, brought excitement to the teeming fans of the Nigeria squad, while all several efforts by the opponents were frustrated by the Nigeria side till the end of the match
The victory against Bafana Bafana of South Africa has paved way for Nigeria to the Semi-Final, and will now face the winner of Thursday’s match between Algeria and Ivory Coast in the Semi-Final of the competition.
Penpushing also reports that, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the team for another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the ‘Next Level’ in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019.
The President in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina wrote,“with a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari believes, like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that the mission of having the trophy in our hands for the fourth time is almost accomplished for the high flying Eagles,” .
“The President urges the team and their handlers to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory. He affirms that the crop of players in the national football team represent the resilient and indomitable Nigerian spirit, which must be reflected in all other areas of national life;,the statement reads.
“President Buhari assures the players that Nigerians are praying for them to fly higher and get to the peak of the tournament, knowing that the taste of victory is sweet and what they have achieved so far is pleasing to Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political inclination”,Adesina added