AFCON: How Nigerians reacted to Super Eagles’ win against South Africa


Reactions have continued to trail the Super Eagles’ triumph over South Africa’s Bafana Bafana during the semi-final match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held on Wednesday.

NewsClick Nigeria reports that Nigeria secured a 4-2 victory over South Africa through a penalty shootout in the semi-final stage, with Stanley Nwabali making crucial saves for two penalties.

The game concluded with a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes of play. Jose Peseiro’s men will now face Ivory Coast in the final this weekend.

Reacting shortly after the match, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in a tweet said: “Today was yet another victorious outing for Nigeria as our National Team, the Super Eagles displayed great fighting spirit, beating the Bafana Bafana of South Africa to take Nigeria to the finals in the ongoing AFCON games.”

Also reacting, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State said: “We did it!!!!

So proud of our Super Eagles for finding that extra tenacity to push through. From Nwabali with the in-match and penalty heroics to Ekong to Osimhen for taking initiative to help us score in the match and to the silent hero, Coach
José Peseiro, everyone dug deep to give us this one.

Off to the finals and by God’s grace the Cup. For now, we’re playing @asakemusik ‘s Amapiano for the rest of the week.”

Popular social media influencer, Japhet Omonuwa @Omojuwa tweeted: “At AFCON 1994, Nigeria beat Côte d’Ivoire, we went on to win that tournament.

@DrJohnBishop tweeted: “NIGERIA IS THROUGH TO THE FINALS OF THE AFCON!!! “Iheanacho converts the final PK “Stanley Nwabali is the star of the show

@deltainitive tweeted: “Tinubu’s head is strong and good ️ Tinubu is always on the winning side! Associate with Tinubu ALWAYS.”

@iamthatpj tweeted: My fellow Nigerians !!! GOD NO GO SHAME US !!! We are bringing it home !! Let’s go Super Eagles !!!🦅 🇳🇬🇳🇬

@Aishatyesufu tweeted: I wish Nigerian politicians can learn from Ahmed Musa. You don’t have to be on the pitch to make a difference. You can motivate other players to greatness and help achieve the results!

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