AFCON: Peter Obi, Kanu, Okonjo-Iweala, others react as Nigeria’s Super Eagles beat South Africa

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Some Nigerian celebrities have reacted to the Super Eagles’ 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the semi-final encounter on Wednesday.

Gatekeeper reports that Nigeria defeated South Africa 4-2 via penalty shootout in the last-4, thanks to Stanley Nwabali who saved two penalties.

The match had ended in a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.

 

Jose Peseiro’s men will now face Ivory Coast in the final this weekend.

Reacting, Peter Obi, in a tweet after the game wrote, “Today was yet another victorious outing for Nigeria as our National Team, the Super Eagles displayed great fighting spirit, beating the Bafana Bafana of South Africa to take Nigeria to the finals in the ongoing AFCON games.”

Also reacting, Nigerian legend, Nwankwo Kanu tweeted: “KAN U believe this? What a feeling……The super eagles are in great spirits. Ready to fly to the finals. #afcon2023 We dey here.”

On her part, World Trade Organization, WTO, Director General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tweeted:
“We got it done!! Our very own
@NGSuperEagles did it. Congratulations!! You have put a smile on all our faces.

“Let me also congratulate our South African brothers in @BafanaBafana for a valiant showing. Let’s now march forward.”

Similarly, the Lagos governorship candidate for Labour Party in the 2023 elections, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivo wrote: “Indeed, they ran and never went weary. neither did they faint. The Super Eagles fought like warriors and did our country proud. Senior man!! you’ve done well.

“On a lighter note, with the way my chest was pounding, may we not experience heartbreak at this age o.”

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