AFCON Semi-Final: Super Eagles Confront Algeria today

…… AFCON 2019: What Chukwueze said after Nigeria’s 2-1 victory over South Africa.

…..face Algeria.


Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has said he is excited about winning the Man of the Match Award, after scoring in their 2-1 win over South Africa on Wednesday.

Chukwueze netted the first goal of the game in the 27th minute, after being set up by Alex Iwobi while Ekong scored late second goal for the Eagles.

After then, the Villarreal star continued to torment the Bafana Bafana backline and almost set up more goals for Gernot Rohr’s side.

His impressive display was enough, to see him win the MOTM prize.
“It’s my first tournament with the senior side and it feels good to earn a win for my team by scoring.

“It’s more special to get the MotM trophy,” he said after he was presented with the award.

Nigeria will now play Algeria that defeated Cote DÍvoire in a quarter-final match which came up on Thursday.

Super Eagles will play their semifinals match on Sunday at 8:00pm (today), while Senegal take on Tunisia by 5:00pm also today.


President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the Super Eagles for another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the Next Level in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019.

With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari believes, like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that the mission of having the trophy in our hands for the fourth time is almost accomplished for the high flying Eagles.

The President urges the team and their handlers to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory.

He affirms that the crop of players in the national football team represent the resilient and indomitable Nigerian spirit, which must be reflected in all other areas of national life.

President Buhari assures the players that Nigerians are praying for them to fly higher and get to the peak of the tournament, knowing that the taste of victory is sweet and what they have achieved so far is pleasing to Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political inclination.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
July 10, 2019

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