The Super Eagles advance to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON semi-finals with a 2-1 win over South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Cairo.
Samuel Chukwueze had opened scoring in the 27thminute, while Bongani Zungu drew Bafana Bafana level in the 71st minute.
But, as extra time was knocking at the door, defender William Ekong scored to dash South African hopes.
Similarly President Muhammadu Buhari has in a statement, congratulated the team for another spectacular outing that has set Nigeria on course for the next level in the ongoing AFCON tournament in Egypt.
Also The Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr could not resist a dig at the VAR system after his team’s win 2-1 over South Africa. He said the time taken to confirm his opponents’ goal had unsettled his team. The system was introduced at the quarter-final stage and is being used in the competition for the first time.
Rohr also praised the character of his side who came back from 2-1 down to beat Cameroon 3-2 in the previous round and grabbed a late winner in Wednesday’s match. m$�2}2W3J