AFCON 2023: Ola Aina Kneels in Front of Cameroonian Player to Pray After Final Whistle Against them

AFCON 2023: Ola Aina Kneels in Front of Cameroonian Player to Pray After Final Whistle Against them

  • Super Eagles player Ola Aina left his countrymen in stitches following his reaction after their victory against Cameroon
  • Nigeria had defeated Cameroon in the AFCON 2023 Round of 16, securing a place in the quarterfinals
  • A video from the match saw the Nottingham Forest star kneeling to pray in front of an Indomitable Lion

Super Eagles player Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa, best known as Ola Aina, has spurred reactions online with a video of him after the round 16 match with Cameroonian's Indomitable Lions.

The Nottingham Forest wingback was seen in a clip kneeling to pray before a Cameroonian striker after the national team won against them with a 2-0.

Ola Aina prays in front Cameroon player
Ola Aina kneels in front of Cameroon player to thank God for victory. Credit: @lindaikejblog, @olaaina
Source: Instagram

Following the victory, Nigeria advanced to the AFCON quarterfinal, where they played against South Africa. Once again, they won the match with a 4-2 penalty shootout on Wednesday night, February 7.

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During the shootout, Aina failed during his spot-kick, veering the ball over the crossbar.

However, two saves by Stanley Nwabali ensured that Jose Peseiro's squad advanced to the final.

The video captured after the round 16 victory saw Ola Aina quickly go to the front of a Cameroonian player to offer prayers to his creator with his knees on the ground.

See the video below:

Nigerians react to Ola Aina's video compiled the reactions below:


"A country that started the year with no gree for anybody."


"Am proud to be a Nigerian, everything about us is different. I love my people, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Tiv, idoma, Edo."


"That is where God prepared his table. In front of his enemy..."


"Why himself stand for Aina’s prayer altar."

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"No be dis Aina loose penalty, e reach to thank him God o."


"Am sure he never meant it that way. The guy was happy his teammates bailed him out."

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Super Eagles star Victor Boniface revealed his starling plan to make it back for the last day of AFCON.

It was reported that the Bayer Leverkusen striker couldn't join the national team in the round-up tournament due to a broken leg he acquired the Nigerians' training in Dubai camp.

In a call with his colleague Victor Osimhen, the Bayer striker revealed his plans to fly down to Cote d'Ivoire for the AFCON 2023 final match.


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