BREAKING: Chukwueze, Ekong power Nigeria into AFCON semi finals | Dailytrust

BREAKING: Chukwueze, Ekong power Nigeria into AFCON semi finals

Samuel Chukwueze celebrates his goal against South Africa.
Samuel Chukwueze celebrates his goal against South Africa.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the semi final stage of the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt after beating South Africa 2-1.

Samuel Chukwueze gave the Super Eagles the lead inside 27 minutes when he bundled a pass from Alex Iwobi into the oppositions’ net after a goal-mouth scramble.

South Africa equalized in the 71 minute through Bongani Zungu and attempted to push the game into extra time.

However, William Troost-Ekong powered home in the 89th minute to ensure that Nigeria book their ticket to the semi finals in regular time.

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