"Let's Do it Again": How Nigeria Beat South Africa 2-1 at AFCON 2019 Quarter Finals in Egypt

"Let's Do it Again": How Nigeria Beat South Africa 2-1 at AFCON 2019 Quarter Finals in Egypt

  • At the 2019 African Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt, Nigeria trashed South Africa by two goals to one
  • A video highlight of the match, shared by CAF, showed that Samuel Chukwueze and William Troost-Ekong scored the goals
  • The Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana will go head to head against each other on Wednesday, February 7, at the AFCON semis in Cote d'Ivoire

Nigeria prevailed over South Africa in the quarter-finals of the 2019 African Cup of Nations held in Egypt.

The game saw Nigeria scoring two goals and South Africa netting one goal. The two goals were scored by Samuel Chukwueze and William Troost-Ekong, putting Nigeria in the lead that year.

Nigeria defeated South Africa in 2019.
Nigeria hopes to advance to the finals of the AFCON. Photo credit: YouTube/CAF and Getty Images/Visionhaus and FRANCK FIFE.
Source: UGC

An old video of the match highlights is on the YouTube channel of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

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Osimehen declared feat to play

As the Super Eagles go against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Wednesday, February 7, many Nigerians are hoping for a repeat of the 2019 feat.

The Super Eagles team has adopted 'let's do it again' as a slogan for the semi-final game in Ivory Coast, apparently hoping for another victory.

There were fears that Victor Osimhen, a key player, might not be featured in the crucial match owing to abdominal discomfort.

However, the star striker has been declared fit according to information shared on X by the Super Eagles.

The information reads:

"Victor Osimhen has been declared fit and available for selection in the semi-final clash against South Africa on Wednesday. He has joined the team in Bouaké and has trained with the squad today."

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Speaking to Legit.ng, two fans of the Super Eagles, Mayor Otu and Toyyib Adewale Adelodu said they hope the Nigerian side prevails.

Mayor who is a photographer, said:

"The Super Eagles have a great chance of progressing into the final. That’s because the defence is very coordinated, and they play for each other. I predict 3-1 in favour of Nigeria."

On his part, Adelodun said:

"Super Eagles must not be complacent in this match. They must go all in. I see a 1-0 to Nigeria victory."

If Nigeria defeats South Africa on Wednesday evening, they will advance to the finals, where they will face either Cote d'Ivoire or DR Congo.

Watch the video below:

Old videos of times Nigeria beat South Africa

Since 1992, there have been a couple of clashes between the two nations at AFCON, which heightens the forthcoming match today, Wednesday, February 7

The Nigerian football stars defeated Bafana Bafana in the 2000 AFCON with a 2-0 score from renowned winger Tijani Babangida. This helped the Super Eagles earn a comfortable victory and advance to the final, where they later lost to Cameroon.

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Nigeria's Super Eagles also secured their place in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals in 2019 after defeating South Africa.

Source: Legit.ng

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