AFCON: Jubilation continues as Super Eagles beat South Africa

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Jubilation continues across Nigeria following Super Eagles of Nigeria’s 4-2 penalty defeat against Bafana Bafana of South Africa to reach the African Cup of Nations(AFCON) finals.

In separate interviews with QuestNews in Abuja, Nigerians congratulated Super Eagles for a wonderful performance.

Ms Folake Ojo, an enterpreneur,  said she was glued to her television set throughout the match.

She said it was one of the exciting things that happened to her in recent times.

Ojo added that she had  not been happy  due to the current harshship in the country, adding that she needed the victory to smile on her lips.

“I followed the match from the first whistle by the Referee and I did not step an inch till the end of the match.

“I had palpitation when the referee cancelled our second goal and awarded penalty to South Africa, which led to the draw.

“To God be the glory that we won through penalty,”she said.

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Mr Kelvin Ugwu, a businessman, said he was shocked that Nigeria could defeat Bafana Bafana through penalty.

He said Nigeria, having had the history of losing matches through penalty, made him to give up when the Super Eagles could not concede another goal after the 30 minutes extra time.

“There is jubilation everywhere across Nigeria and the entire world because Nigeria qualified for finals at the ongoing AFCON in Ivory Coast.

“That match was what I needed to make my day and our boys did not disappoint me.

“They all played very well but my man of the match is the goal keeper, Nwabali.

“He reminded me of Enyeama and the entire match brought back the 1994 AFCON memory.

“I pray we bring home the trophy on Sunday,”he said.

However, Mr Lawson, a football enthusiast, who could not watch the match for health reasons, said he was elated Nigeria won.

Lawson, who said he deliberately switched off his television set the moment the match began, saying that he could not stand  watching Nigeria losing to South Africa.

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“The moment it clocked 6:00 p.m, I turned off my television set for fear that my blood pressure will shoot up.

“I only relied on screams  from the neighbourhood and the moment I heard resounding scream that lasted longer than an earlier one,  I knew we had won.

“My heart goes out to those who lost their lives watching the match and I advise people with health conditions to stay away from watching the finals on Sunday.”he said.

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