- Nigeria vs South Africa ended 2-1 in favour of Super Eagles as Samuel Chukwueze became youngest star to score at AFCON 2019 championship
- The winger powered Nigeria ahead against South Africa in their semifinal clash
- Troost-Ekong's last minute goal sealed the win for the three time African champions
- The Super Eagles await the winner of Algeria vs Ivory Coast match in the semifinals
Villarreal youngster 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.
However, Nigeria took the lead for the second time in the meeting after William Troost-Ekong threw himself into a Moses Simon's corner kick and found the back of the net.
The three time African champions have now joined Senegal in the semifinals and will play the winner of Algeria vs Ivory Coast at the last four stage.
Chukwueze has been one of the stand out performers in this tournament with his enterprising style of play.
He has made four appearances for coach Gernor Rohr's side since the start of the competition last month, but finally got his breakthrough against the Bafana Bafana.
At the end of the match, Chuekwueze also bagged the man of the match award to crown his efforts all through the match for Nigeria.
The winger scored five goals and assisted two others in 25 La Liga appearances for the Yellow Submarines last campaign.
Meanwhile, he could be joining a top club this summer having being linked with a move away from his present club.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria are through to the semifinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations championship in Egypt.
The Super Eagles booked their spot in the last four stage with an impressive 2-1 win over rivals South Africa at the Cairo International Stadium.
Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring for the three time African champions while William Troost-Ekong sealed the win in the 89th minute.
While Bongani Zungu's VAR assisted goal in the 71st minute was rendered mere consolation and coach Gernot Rohr's men will face eithe of Algeria or Ivory Coast at the nest stage.
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