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AFCON 2023: 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.

Society watch 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.

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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.”