Nigerians React As Super Eagles Beat South Africa, Qualify for AFCON 2023 Final

Nigerians React As Super Eagles Beat South Africa, Qualify for AFCON 2023 Final

  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria have progressed to the AFCON final stage after defeating South Africa with 5-3 penalty kick
  • It was a tough match but William Troost-Ekong secured the first goal for Nigeria before the end of the 90 minutes
  • In reaction to the development, Nigerians celebrated the Eagles' victory and maintained that the over-confidence of the Bafana Bafana players and their goalkeeper, Ronwen Williams, worked against them

Nigeria has progressed to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). This is as the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Bafana Bafana of South Africa 4-2 on penalties to qualify for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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Nigeria's goalkeeper and Captain Ekong saved the Super Eagles tonight as they beat South Africa. Photo credit: @drpepple_ @BBCAfrica
Source: UGC

Nigeria's defender #5 William Troost-Ekong (2R) scored his team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 semi-final football match between Nigeria and South Africa at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake on February 7, 2024.

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The match between Nigeria and South Africa went into penalties and the game ended 1-1 on regulation time.

Nigeria 1-1 South Africa (4-2 on penalties).

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Nigerians react as Super Eagles qualify for AFCON final after defeating South Africa on penalties

Nigeria's qualification to the finals has got many talking on X.

See some of their reactions below:

Bosun Tijani, @bosuntijani, the minister of communications, innovation and digital economy, tweeted:

"Thank you @NGSuperEagles! Resilience is our middle name! 120 minutes of tension but you came through. Congratulations Nigeria!
"PS: Well done @NwabaliBobo. What a keeper! And thank you SeniorMan! @67Kelechi #LetsDoItAgain."

@Omojuwa tweeted:

"At AFCON 1994, Nigeria beat Côte d’Ivoire, we went on to win that tournament. This is 2024, Nigeria beat Côte d’Ivoire, we just made the finals! #AFCON2023."

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@VenitaAkpofure tweeted:

"When it’s your time, it’s your time❤️ Congratulations Nigeria. Well Deserved."

@nasirdaniya tweeted:

"I never knew I love Nigeria this much Thank you #SuperEagles as we match to the Final of #AFCON2023 ."

@DrJohnBishop tweeted:

"Iheanacho converts the final PK
"Stanley Nwabali is the star of the show
"Nigeria 4 - 2 South Africa
"Let’s go super eagles ."

@Ayokiitan1 tweeted:

"This record is recording. Giant of Africa for a reason."

@deltainitive tweeted:

"Tinubu's head is strong and good ️Tinubu is always on the winning side! Associate with Tinubu ALWAYS."

@TijaneeO tweeted:

"History will repeat itself by God’s grace."

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