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AFCON: ‘We’re Now Playing Amapiano’ – Sanwo-Olu Lauds Nwabali, Peseiro, Others After Win Over South Africa

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, has lauded the Super Eagles crew, including goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali and head coach Jose Peseiro after Nigeria defeated South Africa in the semi-final of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Society watch reports that Nigeria qualified for the AFCON finals after beating the Bafana Bafana in the semi-final via penalty shootout.


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

Reacting, Sanwo-Olu, in a post via his X account wrote: “We did it!!!!

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“So proud of our Super Eagles for finding that extra tenacity to push through. From Nwabali with the in-match and penalty heroics to Ekong to Osimhen for taking initiative to help us score in the match and to the silent hero, Coach, José Peseiro, everyone dug deep to give us this one.


“Off to the finals and by God’s grace the Cup. For now, we’re playing @asakemusik’s Amapiano for the rest of the week.”

Nigeria will now face Ivory Coast in the AFCON final on Sunday.