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BREAKING: Super eagles fly past Bafana Bafana to AFCON Semi Finals

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William Troost-Ekong’s late winner sent Nigeria through to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after a tense 2-1 victory over South Africa in Cairo.

The Match got off to an entertaining start as the two teams searched for an early goal but neither could keep their shot on target.

Nigeria midfield mastero Wilfrid Ndidi fired over the crossbar in the early stages as Nigeria began the game the better side.

But at the 27th minute the deadlock was broken thanks to a lovely build up from Alex iwobi to set up Samuel chukwueze for the opening goal.

nigeria defeat south africa

nigeria defeat south africa

The super eagles where the better side in the opening minutes of the second half as they came close to doubling their lead after Etebo’s freekick struck the crossbar.

Bafana Bafana then grew into the game and began to launch Series of promising attacks, But the Nigerian defense where up to the task.

With 19mintues left on the clock, South Africa where level as Bongazi headed home from a freekick.

However, Bafana Bafana lost concentration in the closing stages as an unmarked Troost-Ekong fired home from Substitute Moses Simon corner.

Nigeria will now face the winner between Ivory Coast and Algeria in a mouthwatering Semi-final clash on Sunday.

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