The Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze, said he is excited to win the Man of the Match Award, after scoring in his 2-1 victory over South Africa on Wednesday.
Chukwueze scored the first goal of the game at 27 minutes, after being established by Alex Iwobi. After that, the Villarreal star continued tormenting the Bafana Bafana line and almost set more goals for the Gernot Rohr team.
His impressive exhibition was enough to see him win the MOTM prize. “It’s my first tournament with the senior team, and it feels good to win a victory for my side by scoring.
“It’s more special to get the MotM trophy,” he said after receiving the award. Nigeria will now play the winner of the quarterfinal match Cote DÍvoire vs. Algeria, which will take place on Thursday.