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Nigeria ends South Africa’s dream ride at AFCON in Egypt; Buhari praises team

Nigeria ends South Africa’s dream ride at AFCON in Egypt; Buhari praises team

Nigeria has joined Senegal as semi-finalists in the on-going African Cup of Nations in Egypt, beating South Africa two goals to one.

The game was cruising into extra-time
before Troost-Ekong made the best a corner-kick to put Nigeria ahead in the 89th minute, ending the joyride of the Bafana Bafana.

Nigeria took the lead through Samuel Chukwueze in the first half, but Zungu headed in an equaliser in the second half to send jitters down the spine of Nigeria.

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AFCON: TWO MORE VICTORIES AND WE’RE THERE, SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI AS HE HAILS VICTORIOUS SUPER EAGLES

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Super Eagles for another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the Next Level in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019.

With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari believes, like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that the mission of having the trophy in our hands for the fourth time is almost accomplished for the high flying Eagles.

He urges the team and handlers, according to a statement from his office, to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory.

He affirms that the crop of players in the national football team represent the resilient and indomitable Nigerian spirit, which must be reflected in all other areas of national life.

President Buhari assures the players that Nigerians are praying for them to fly higher and get to the peak of the tournament, knowing that the taste of victory is sweet and what they have achieved so far is pleasing to Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political inclination.

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