The Super Eagles of Nigeria progressed to the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) following a man of the match performance from Samuel Chukwueze which earned Nigeria a 2-1 victory over South Africa.
The Villareal man was on song for the Eagles scoring the opener in the 27th minute and creating numerous other chances which Musa especially failed to put away. In the end, Nigeria won thanks to an 89th minute strike by Troost Ekong after the South Africans levelled. But it was once again Samuel Chukwueze who lit up the Cairo International Stadium with his runs and skills on the night.
Meanwhile asides appreciating Chukwueze for his performance, Nigerians have taken to twitter to banter South African fans who throughout the build up and duration of the game were in their loud voices confident of a win against the three time African Champions.
Mehn, you hate to see Nigerians get on your case! Below are some of the most hilarious tweets on the night.
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I don’t know why South Africans are sad. This is AFCON, this is Nigeria. What were you expecting? Congratulations on scoring your first AFCON goal against Nigeria. Let’s celebrate the little progress. #AFCON2919
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) July 10, 2019
Eh yaaahhh https://t.co/6Ig2glczrJ
— Penfold (@remiopakunle) July 10, 2019
Bafana Bafana in the last 5min #NGARSA pic.twitter.com/URFth7YhKk
— Victor Michael (@VictorrMichael) July 10, 2019
Nothing to see here, just Messi taking A selfie with his Idol Chukwueze #NGARSA #SuperEagles pic.twitter.com/WLiEmtPeJt
— Safehouse Empire👑 (@OfficialNewNig) July 10, 2019
The Egyptians told them at the start of the game 😂😂 #NGARSA pic.twitter.com/Q3xxi08kKX
— Oga Web Designer 🇨🇦🇳🇬 (@samCodeNg) July 10, 2019
Will you like to go on a 3-days free trip to South Africa starting from tomorrow.
— Alex Oluwatobi (@alexlobaloba) July 10, 2019
Nigeria 2 – 1 South Africa
His Excellency, Gov. ChukwuEmeka Ihedioha Chukwueze
He came to stop the erection of statues for Jacob Zuma,
And end all Iberiberism.
— Ebube The Statesman (@akaebube) July 10, 2019
27: NIG 1 RSA 0
71: NIG 1 RSA 1
89: NIG 2 RSA 1
Chukwueze caused all sort of problems for them, Ekong and Ndidi 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽@NGSuperEagles in African cup of Nations semi finals! Proud of our boys❤ congratulations Nigerians #NGARSA
— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) July 10, 2019
Thank you for that goal. God will bless you for us . These South Africans think we are their mates but we will show them today
Nigerians #NGARSA pic.twitter.com/tmRTRRxeLS
— OGA Nelson (@theoga_nelson) July 10, 2019
The win means that the Super Eagles will play the winner of Thursday’s semi-final between Algeria and Ivory Coast.
So sorry banana banana of South African. You were ripe so we ate all of you.