We are half way through the quarter-final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after rivals Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana clashed in Egypt.
Nigeria beat South Africa 2-1 in a dramatic encounter at Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night.
The game started slowly before Samuel Chukwueze’s opener in the 27th minute. It was then up to Bafana Bafana to get into the game but the Super Eagles contained them very well.
That was until VAR came to Bafana’s aid in the 71st minute. Goalscorer Bongani Zungu was in an offside position but he was played on-side since the ball wasn’t passed to him by a South African player. Percy Tau’s cross had actually struck the back of Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo.
However South Africa let the game go in the 89th minute when keeper Ronwen Williams failed to clear a corner kick, allowing William Troost-Ekong to easily score into an inviting net.
We provide you with a massive Twitter reaction collection from both Nigeria and South Africa on the night. There is match anticipation from famous superfan Botha Msila.
We have video reaction from the VAR incident, fan reaction from the stadium and big screens elsewhere.
We also discover that there are many supporters impressed with the performance of Chukwueze. Finally, there are just as many Nigerian fans who loved to comment they ate ‘Banana Banana’ on this night.
— Aluvah_Legacy (@AlvinZhakata) July 10, 2019
— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 10, 2019
— King N●-N● 🌟 (@Zaddy_nomso) July 10, 2019
— Hon. Enoch Cheruiyot. (@enochcheruiyot1) July 10, 2019
— Berlin (@Hassan_Ajanaku) July 10, 2019
— Hon: Kipkirui Kigen 🖊 (@KeyganeBryan) July 10, 2019
“For Revenge” 😂
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) July 10, 2019
Nigeria 1-1 South Africa
Goal scored 71st and goal awarded in the 74th minute.
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) July 10, 2019
Hello VAR my friend 😁
— Mazola J. Molefe (@superjourno) July 10, 2019
— Mr. Bakare (@mrbakare_) July 10, 2019
— Nsisong Michael #bbnaija (@michael_nsisong) July 10, 2019
Tough break for @ronwen30, silly mistake with grave consequences for #BafanaBafana. But you have to give it to @de4no22 for an outstanding match #AFCON2019#SuperEagles 2 – 1 #RSA🇿🇦. #SABCNews pic.twitter.com/QLWgOGDRkp
— Thabiso Sithole (@ThabisoSithole) July 10, 2019
Look at the unity, nothing like it was a Christian that score the goal or it was a Muslim that gave assist, we were all after Nigeria’s 🇳🇬 victory. Let’s keep the hatred aside, understand our differences and build a greater Nigeria irrespective of tribe or religion #SuperEagles
— Abdullahi Yusuf (@Ay_Bawaa) July 10, 2019
— Bankole🇳🇬 (@bankole_bis) July 10, 2019
— The Mouth That Eats Salt & Pepper 👅 (@Manlike_ED) July 10, 2019
— Joseph Friks (@JFriks) July 10, 2019
— JULY 14 (@samefestus) July 10, 2019
— Buzi Brown (@brown_buzi) July 10, 2019
— Charles E. O. (@OziboOfficial) July 10, 2019
— Philip This, Philip That! 👑 (@PhiiCoco) July 10, 2019
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