Nigeria vs South Africa: Fans praise Samuel Chukwueze as Super Eagles win 2-1

Nigeria vs South Africa: Fans praise Samuel Chukwueze as Super Eagles win 2-1

- Nigeria vs South Africa's quarterfinal match at the 2019 AFCON ended 2-1 in favor of Super Eagles

- Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze and Udinese man Ekong scored the two goals for Nigeria

- Super Eagles are now into the semifinal of the AFCON 2019 and two games away from possibly winning the title

Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the semifinal of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after beating bitter rivals South Africa 2-1 on Wednesday, July 10, in the quarterfinal.

Nigeria went into this match with lots of confidence after beating reigning champions Cameroon in the round of 16, while South Africa on the other hand defeated hosts Egypt.

Gernot Rohr's men scored their first goal in the 27th minute through Samuel Chukwueze who benefited from an excellent pass by Alex Iwobi.

But South Africa came back into the game nineteen minutes from stoppage time when Bongani Zungu scored a controversial goal.

Many were of the thoughts that the goal was on offside as it took the referee almost five minutes to make consultation before awarding the goal to South Africa.

Fans were thinking of the match going into penalties before Udinese defender Ekong scored the winner for Nigeria.

Nigerians have now taken to social media to react to the Super Eagles victory with many praising Samuel Chukwueze for his superb performance which gave him his first international goal.

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Earlier, had reported how Nigeria vs South Africa ended in a 2-1 win in favor of the Super Eagles as Gernot Rohr's men made it through top the semi finals.

The match started on a slow pace as both sides carefully built their confidence in the opening exchanges of the game.

But the Super Eagles quickly got into their strides as they started creating scoring chances as the game progressed. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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