Olusola Elijah

Super Eagles of Nigeria today booked their place in the semifinal of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations Egypt after defeating their counterpart, Bafana Bafana of South Africa

Goals from Villarreal wonderkid, Samuel Chukwueze and Udineze defender, William Troost- Ekong were enough to send Nigeria into the Semi-finals

Nigeria began the game on the front foot when Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi went past his marker to the lay the ball down unto the feet of Samuel Chukwueze who slot home from close range

Early in the second half, the Super Eagles had the chance to double the lead when Stoke City Midfielder, Ogenekaro Etebo hit the crossbar from a free kick after the South African goalkeeper parried the ball.

Bafana Bafana put one back in the 70th minute when Bogani Zungu head home from a free kick. Although, the lineman had initially raised his flag for offside before the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), overruled the decision and gave the goal to South Africa

Ekong was at the end of Moses Simon’s 89th minute corner to book Nigeria’s place in the Semi-finals

Nigeria will have to wait till tomorrow to know who they will meet when Ivory Coast trade tackle with Algeria.