The Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, revealed that they had a plan against South Africa and it worked perfectly.
Nigeria has reached the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations, after a 2-1 victory over Bafana Bafana on Wednesday night.
Samuel Chukwueze gave the Nigerians the lead in the first half before Bongani Zungu moved up to South Africa after a decision by VAR. William Troost-Ekong scored the winner in the final seconds of the game.
Rohr, speaking to reporters after the game, greeted his players and local support. “We had a plan, and we knew that it would be difficult for South Africa to replicate its performance against Egypt, so we had a small advantage.
“We are happy with the victory, and now we must recover in time for our next opponents.
“The support of the local fans was fantastic, but my players also showed a good attitude, and we played very well in the first half, which also gave them something to be happy about.” “I hope they continue to support us in the tournament.”