Nigerians have taken to social media to express their satisfaction at the performance of the team singling out Odion Ighalo for praise after dramatic 3-2 win over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the round of 16 tie at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)
The China based forward put up a Man of the Match performance against the defending Champions scoring two goals and providing a beautiful assist for the winner at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt. Asides Ighalo, substitute Samuel Chukwueze also showed why he should be starting games going forward and Iwobi’s winner ofcourse also got everyone talking.
Come have a look at some of the best reactions at the end of the final whistle.
Ighalo had a MASSIVE game today MY GOODNESS!!!! All the people that were insulting him and his family after the world cup, please go and delete your tweets… the man is a KING!!!!! Nigeria we move!
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) July 6, 2019
— Carol Tshabalala (@SimplyCarol8) July 6, 2019
This is for Victor Ikpeba.
This is for 2000.
This is for Lagos and the whole country.
This is for all those tears we cried cause we got robbed.
— YouTube: Shirtless Plantain Show (@Nigerianscamsss) July 6, 2019
Jay Jay Okocha scored the winning goal to eliminate Cameroon in 2004.
Alex Iwobi scores the winning goal to eliminate Cameroon 15 years later.
Guess who's following his uncle's footsteps ??
Up Nigeria!!! pic.twitter.com/4ZKcDRgJou
— Chineze (Ex Mrs Walcott ? Ozil's bae? (@Amchizzy) July 6, 2019
Chukwueze doesn't bring anything to the table, he is the table.
— Somto. (@Its_hush_) July 6, 2019
— Segun | Legal ? (@SegunOladejo_) July 6, 2019
We have noticed that since we forgot and forgive All the sins you committed at the World Cup you have become a good boy. Keep it up we are watching you
— OGA Nelson (@theoga_nelson) July 6, 2019
Yesterday, I watched those Super Sports analysts all unanimously agree Cameroon would beat Nigeria today. The same men will now tell us why Nigeria won. 90 percent of these analysts are jokers, they can’t get over their biases #AFCON2019
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 6, 2019
The Eagles are the most unpredictable specie in this animal kingdom. Phew.
— Emmanuel Etim (@Emiearth) July 6, 2019
— adeda (@tosinadeda) July 6, 2019
?? Soar Super Eagles! ??
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 6, 2019
3-2 it is to Nigeria. Defending champs Cameroon exit the #Afcon2019
There’s more drama looming as Bafana Bafana take on Egypt ..!
— Amanda toki Dlamini (@Amanda_Dlamini9) July 6, 2019
19' Nigeria 1 – 0 Cameroon
41' Nigeria 1 – 1 Cameroon
44' Nigeria 1 – 2 Cameroon
63' Nigeria 2 – 2 Cameroon
65' Nigeria 3 – 2 Cameroon
Felt like a final ?? my chest!
Most entertaining game so far???????????????? congratulations @NGSuperEagles thank you❤
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) July 6, 2019
Samuel Chukwueze's special brew of chaotic efficacy has had impact of this game. His production in this game alone has been more than all the other wingers in team put together. His frustrating but is also exciting and threatening, something the other wingers are not.
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) July 6, 2019
Ighalo deserves a standing ovation as he walks off the pitch pic.twitter.com/GlJ0GwOU4P
— Lady Pepisko (@MissIgho) July 6, 2019
Next up for the Super Eagles of Nigeria is the winner of the match between Egypt and South Africa in Cairo.