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.
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
If you missed Nigeria versus South Africa, here are the highlights. pic.twitter.com/qQw8Dmj1QS
— Slake (@Cerebrone) July 10, 2019
Eh yaaahhh https://t.co/6Ig2glczrJ
— Penfold (@MrPenfold_) July 10, 2019
— Papsy🇳🇬 (@Michael_papsy) July 10, 2019
Dear South Africa,
No matter where you go. Remember the road that will lead you home 😂
Bode Thomas, Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/lZOx2rKAik
— Alexander Umeakubuike ™ 🤕🔱⚜️ (@whizkrane) July 10, 2019
— ITAYEN (@DemGoTyre) July 10, 2019
Do not be dismayed if you wake up tomorrow and MTN has deducted your data/credit, or if your DSTV suddenly starts to scramble and look for network,
That’s the price of victory 😂😂😂
A victory we 1-2 boldly say is worth it.
— OurFavOnlineDoctor 💘 🥳 (@DrOlufunmilayo) July 10, 2019
— 💊your Ex💊 (@iam_itarex) July 10, 2019
— King N●-N● 🌟 (@Zaddy_nomso) July 10, 2019
— 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
— 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
— OGA Nelson (@theoga_nelson) July 10, 2019
Samuel Chukwueze – my man of the match. Electrifying, quick, unpredictable and set the tone for tonight's win.
— Ivan Dougan (@ivanlotti) July 10, 2019
The win means that the Super Eagles will play the winner of Thursday’s semi-final between Algeria and Ivory Coast.