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Super Eagles of Nigeria qualified for the semi finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 win over South Africa at the 75,000 -capacity Cairo International Stadium which will also host the final on 19 July.

William Troost Ekong was the hero for Nigeria Super Eagles as he got the winning goal on 89th minutes to ensure they book their place in the last four of the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
South Africa eliminated the host country Egypt so they came into the match with some level of confidence hoping to add Nigeria to their list of casualties. 

Super Eagles raced in front on 27 minutes. Alex Iwobi showed a much needed injection of pace before delivering a perfect cross for Samuel Chukwueze whose first attempt came off a defender before burying the rebound into the back of the net.
The Super Eagles could have sealed off the match in the first half but they could not convert their chances.

Captain Thulani Hlatshwayo earned Nigeria a free - kick and picked up a yellow card for his troubles after a crunching challenge on Odion Ighalo.
From the resulting free - kick, Oghenekaro Etebo curled it over the wall and forced goalkeeper Ronwen Williams to push it on to his bar.

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Samuel Chukwueze, who has impressed throughout the game almost got an assist when he sent the ball fizzing across South Africa’s six - yard area after beating his marker but unfortunately there was no team mate to connect and make a goal count.
Gernot Rohr make a quick substitution by taking off tired and not too impressed Ahmed Musa to be replaced by Moses Simon

VAR is already making a huge impact at AFCON. It was introduced at the quarter - final stage and already Sadio Mane has had two goals disallowed for Senegal and South Africa were awarded a goal.
There was a heartbreak for the Bafana Bafana and celebration for Nigeria in the 89th minute, when the substitute Moses Simon whipped a lovely cross from a resultant corner kick and keeper Ronwen Williams missed his punch allowing William Troost-Ekong to score off his knee.
The Super Eagles will play the winner between Algeria and Ivory Coast in one of the Semi - Finals on sunday while 20 year old Samuel Chukwueze was voted man of the match and also set the record as the youngest player to score in AFCON tournaments. 


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