LIVE: Nigeria 2-1 South Africa (AFCON 2019 Quarterfinal) FT

LIVE: Nigeria 2-1 South Africa (AFCON 2019 Quarterfinal) FT

Nigeria's Super Eagles are through to the semifinal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations championship staging in Egypt this summer.

Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring for the three time AFCON kings in the 27th minute through a close range tap in.

And coach Gernot Rohr's men maintained the lead until the end of the first half of the meeting.

Lars Veldwijk leveled up for the Bafana Bafana through a VAR assisted goal in the 71st minute but a late minute strike from Troost-Ekong sealed the win for the Eagles.

Nigeria will however meet the winner of Algeria vs Ivory Coast in the semifinal of the championship as they hope to win their fourth AFCON title.

1’ — Kickoff

Welcome to Legit.ng's live updates of the Super Eagles vs Bafana Bafana AFCON 2019 quarterfinal clash at the Cairo International Stadium

Nigeria are dressed in their traditional green and white jersey while South Africa file out in their yellow and green outfit

Nigeria takes the kickoff playing from left side of the television while the opponents are from the other side of the pitch

1’ — Musa's cross

Nigeria tried finding the back of the net in the first minute with Ahmed Musa putting a cross through from the left flank but Ighalo pushed the defender and conceded a foul

3’ — Ndidi wins free kick

Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi wins free kick for Nigeria after being fouled in front of his side's danger zone

6’ — Ndidi's chance

Wilfred Ndidi fired a shot at South Africa's goalkeeper but it went way above the goal post after receiving a nice pass from Alex Iwobi

9’ — Awazien injury

Sfiso Hlanti throws a reckless tackle at Awaziem on the right flank as Nigeria win another free kick from a vantage position

11’ — Lorch's chance

Thembinkosi Lorch launched a superb strike in the danger zone but his chance failed to find the target as both teams are looking for their first goal in the game

14’ — Yellow card for Mothiba

South African forward Lebo Mothiba has been booked after fouling Nigeria's Awaziem close to the Super Eagles' box

18’ — South Africa are on the attack

South Africa are trying to break the Super Eagles defence with Mothiba and Percy Tau stringing passes in Nigeria's half

22’ — Nigeria's attack

Nigeria tried creating something in the game with Alex Iwobi commanding play for the Super Eagles but South Africa cleared danger in front of their box

22’ — South Africa's attack

Nigeria have been very decent in their defending so far cutting most of the passes from the Bafana Bafana players from the midfield

27’ — Goooooaaaalllll

Samuel Chukwueze puts Nigeria ahead with a tap in from a close range after receiving a superb pass from Alex Iwobi

31’ — Hlanti wins free kick for South Africa

Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi concedes free kick when trying to attack but he fouled Hlanti in the process

35’ — Ahmed Musa booked

Ahmed Musa was booked by the referee in the 35th minute after committing himself on the left flank of the pitch while trying to create a chance for his side

36’ — Good defending from Awaziem

Awaziem dispossesses Percy Tau of the long ball that was stringed to him from the midfield but Nigeria wasted the chance to launch another attack on the opponent

37’ — Chukwueze's miss

Samuel Chukwueze wasted a chance to have doubled Nigeria's lead after receiving a superb pass from Ahemd Musa from the left flank

40’ — Lebo Mothiba fouled

Nigerian defender Troost-Ekong fouls Lebo Mothiba in his side's half as they are trying to attack the Super Eagles few minutes to the end of the match

42’ — Chukwueze with a nice move

Samuel Chukwueze with s superb drive into South Africa's danger-zone but his final ball was blocked by the opponent's defenders to deny him a second goal

43’ — Percy Tau wins free kick

Percy Tau wins a free kick for South Africa at a vantage point with less than two minutes to the end of the first half

45’ — Mothiba's free kick blocked

Lebo Mothiba's free kick was blocked out by Akpeyi's wall and immediately launched a counter attacking move but they were unable to utilise the ball going forward

46’ — Half time

The referee sounds whistle for the end of first half with Nigeria taking a 1-0 advantage into the dressing room

46’ — Second half underway

South Africa get the second half underway as the Bafana Bafana are playing from the left side of the screen and hoping they get back into the game with a goal

48’ — Thulani Hlatshwayo booked

Bafana Bafana captain Thulani Hlatshwayo throws a rough tackle on Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo in front of his side's danger zone and the Super Eagles have a free kick

50’ — Etebo denied by woodworks

Superb free kick from Nigeria's midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo but his shot was saved by the goalkeeper and the woodwork

53’ — Musa's run

Ahmed Musa made another superb run into South Africa's danger zone but Dean Furman sent the ball to corner kick,

57’ — Akpeyi's save

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi made a superb save from Dean Furman's cross from the left flank as Nigeria remains ahead with about 30 minutes left to play

60’ — Jamilu Collins interception

Jamilu Collins intercept an attacking move from South Africa's duo of Percy Tau and Mothiba from the left flank of the game

62’ — Percy Tau booked

South Africa's pacy forward Percy Tau has been booked by the referee after fouling Ahmed Musa who tried making an attacking move on the Bafana Bafana

65’ — Mothiba fouls Collins

Jamilu Collins wins a free kick for Nigeria on his half after being fouled by Lebo Mothiba who tried breaking into the Super Eagles defence

69’ — Musa's cross

Ahmed Musa made another sweet run into South Africa's box but his cross failed to meet with any player in green jersey

71’ — Gooooaaaaaalllll

Bongani Zungu equalises for the Bafana Bafana with a header from Odion Oghalo's deflection from a free kick

81’ — Iwobi's shot

Arsenal star Alex Iwobi fires a long range shot at South Africa's goal post but it went nowhere near target as the away team win goal kick with nine minutes to the end of the game

84’ — Akpeyi's save

Daniel Akpeyi save Percy Tau's close range shot as they hope to take the lead for the first time in this game

86’ — Lebo Mothiba comes out

Lebo Mothiba comes off for Lars Veldwijk as coach Staurt Baxter makes tactical change to his formation with about three minutes left to play in the game

87’ — Ndidi's interception

Wilfred Ndidi saved Nigeria from conceding the second goal after intercepting a pass meant for Lars Veldwijk in the Super Eagles danger zone

89’ — Goooooaaaaallllll

Troost-Ekong puts Nigeria back in front after benefiting from a goalkeeping error fromt he South African keeper in the 89th minute

91’ — Ighalo's chance blocked

Samuel Chukwueze squares a pass to Odion Ighalo in an attacking move byt South Africa's goalkeeper made a timely move to frustrate the strike's run in his side's danger zone

Source: Legit

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