Nigeria vs South Africa: Goalkeeper Williams Speaks on Challenge With Super Eagles Forward Osimhen

Nigeria vs South Africa: Goalkeeper Williams Speaks on Challenge With Super Eagles Forward Osimhen

  • South Africa goalkeeper Williams has expressed readiness to face Nigeria's Victor Osimhen, the reigning African Footballer of the Year
  • Williams made this known after the Bafana Bafana crushed Cape Verde in the quarterfinals and progressed to the semi-final stage of the 2023 AFCON tournament
  • The goalkeeper, who led the South African team to victory in a penalty shootout, said Bafana Bafana are prepared and looking forward to the challenge with Nigeria on Wednesday journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Following their victory against Cape Verde, South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams has said they are ready to face Nigeria in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-finals.

Cape Verde, South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams, AFCON, Super Eagles, Victor Osimhen
After South Africa's Ronwen Williams stopped four of Cape Verde's five spot kicks to help Bafana Bafana advance to the semi-final, he said he is ready for Osimhen. Photo credit: @VjWale
Source: Twitter

On Saturday, February 3, the Bafana Bafana sealed their qualification to the AFCON semi-finals stage after Williams made four saves in the penalty shootout as they beat Cape Verde 2-1 on penalties in the quarterfinal, Eurosport reports.

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After the victory against Cape Verde, the goalie disclosed that he was looking forward to facing reigning Africa Footballer of the Year Victor Osimhen next.

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According to SportsBrief, Williams said:

"We know it's going to be a big one coming up so we need to prepare accordingly and we are looking forward to the challenge."

Meanwhile, the South African team, the Bafana Bafana, winners of the AFCON in 1996, will battle with the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Stade de la Paix, Bouake, on Wednesday, February 7, for a chance to seal a ticket to the final.

The 32-year-old added that he knows how important Wednesday's game is because, like the Super Eagles, Bafana Bafana also has four clean sheets in the tournaments, All Nigeria Soccer reported.

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Interestingly, the Super Eagles have yet to lose in this tournament, recording two victories and a draw in the group stage before beating Cameroon (2-0) and Angola (1-0) in the knockout rounds.

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Earlier, reported that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) attributed the Super Eagles' victory against Angola to President Bola Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda.

NFF President Ibrahim Gusau, who stated this in Abidjan on Saturday, February 3, thanked Tinubu for his support, emphasizing the president's commitment to sports development, particularly football.

Following a 1-0 victory over Angola, secured by Ademola Lookman's goal assisted by Moses Simon, Gusau praised Tinubu's motivational words to the team.


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