Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze says he is delighted to be named the Man of the Match in Nigeria‘s 2-1 win over South Africa at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The Villarreal youngster was a joy to watch through out the closely contested encounter at the Cairo International stadium on Wednesday.
He was a thorn in the flesh of the Bafana Bafana‘s defense and capped his superb display with the opening goal of the game in the 27th minutes, after being set up by Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi.
After receiving the award, Chuckwueze said he’s happy to help hiscountry to another important win in the competition.
“I feel so happy to be named as Man-of-the-match because it has not been easy for me and the team. I have been working so hard,” Chukwueze told media.
“We pushed very hard to win the game because it wasn’t easy, but we thank God we won.
“it’s my first tournament with 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 defeated South Africa’s Bafana Bafana 2-1 to reach the semi-finals and would play the winner of the Cote DÍvoire. Algeria match which comes up on Thursday.