MFON PATRICK | Sports Journo
Following the Super Eagles qualification to the semi final of the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations tournament in Egypt, the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Football Association Mr. Emmanuel Ibah has congratulated the team on their victory over South Africa and also commended Nigerians for their wonderful support towards the team.
Mr. Ibah who is a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation described the victory of Nigeria’s men senior national team as a thing of joy for Nigerians and a show of superiority over the Bafana Bafana.
A goal in each half by Samuel Chukwueze and Williams Troost-Ekong propelled Nigeria to a 2-1 win over South Africa – their 4th win in 5 games at the tournament – and helped them advance to the last four of the tournament.
In his reaction after the game the FA Chairman said, “I wish to on behalf of Akwa Ibom State FA congratulate the Super Eagles on the victory over South Africa. It was a sweet victory and a thing of joy for all Nigerians. This qualification to the semi final has put smiles on the faces of Nigerians.
“The boys played well but it was a tough game considering the fact that our opponents South Africa is also a good team. The Super Eagles eliminated the defending champions Cameroon while the Bafana Bafana knocked out the hosts, so, it was a game between two top teams. We are grateful that we made it to the last four.
“I want to thank Nigerians for all their prayers and support for the national team and I wish to appeal to all Nigerians to keep supporting the team so we can come back with the trophy” the FA boss conclude.
The Super Eagles will face the winner between Algeria and Ivory Coast in the semi final of the competition for a place in the final. Nigeria are three times champions of the Africa Cup Of Nations following victories in 1980, 1994 and 2013.