Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Josiah Omeruo has revealed his excitement at qualifying for the semifinal after the Eagles won 2-1 in Cairo last night.
The West Africans overcame the challenge of Bafana Bafana in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to seal their progress to the semi-final.
Samuel Chukwueze broke the deadlock in the 27th minute but Bongani Zungu’s header in the 71st minute, after a VAR review, drew the teams level.
The game was heading to extra-time until William Troost-Ekong pounced on a defensive error from goalkeeper Ronwen Williams to secure Nigeria’s progress.
Omeruo, who won the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, said the priority was to win, while thanking Troost Ekong for saving the day.
“I feel so excited to have won this game, thanks to my partner Ekong, such a great goal at that point in time was very much needed for the team. We were unlucky with the free kick”.
“We had the match under control until that freekick, but we still were able to win the match, and am sure we will surely improve in the next ”
Nigeria will now play the winner of the quarter-final fixture between Algeria and Ivory Coast in the semi-final on July 14.
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