Nigeria Beat South Africa To Book AFCON Final Ticket

Wale Jagun

Super Eagles at AFCON

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have qualified for the final of the African Cup of Nations after defeating South Africa in a semi-final clash.

The match which was decided via penalties after 120 minutes of football ended 1-1, was played at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake on Wednesday evening.

The game was dramatic as the Super Eagles led 1-0 and added another towards the regulation time but the Osimhen goal was disallowed by VAR after which the centre referee awarded South Africa a penalty with Teboho Mokoena scoring to send the game into extra time.

The 30 minutes extra time that followed was action – packed and full of suspense, but with no clear winner.

At the end of the 120 minutes, the match was decided by penalties with Super Eagles scoring four of their penalties while Bafana Bafana missed two of theirs.

Nigeria will meet the winner of the second semi-final match between tournament host, Cote D’Ivoire and DR Congo, in the AFCON finals slated for February 11, 2024.

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