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Nigeria vs South Africa: Arsenal hails Iwobi as Super Eagles qualify for AFCON Semi Final



Arsenal has greeted Alex Iwobi, as Super Eagles qualified for the semifinal of the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019. Super Eagles defeated South Africa 2-1 on Wednesday.

Samuel Chukwueze gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead at halftime, holding on to their rebound to pass the goalkeeper. However, Bafana Bafana raised the level in the second half, thanks to the decision of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

With the game looking into overtime, William Troost-Ekong forced the ball over the line in the last minute of play. Iwobi is currently exercising his trade with the giants of the Premier League.

Arsenal, through its verified Twitter page wrote: “Congratulations to Alex Iwobi and Nigeria Super Eagles have risen to the semifinal # AFCON2019⁠ ⁠”. Nigeria will now play the winner between Algeria and Côte d’Ivoire, for a place in the final.