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AFCON: ‘These boys saved me, I don’t care’ – Ola Aina on penalty miss against South Africa

Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina has reacted to his penalty
shootout miss against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the semi-final of
the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

 

Nigeria defeated South Africa 4-2 via penalty shootout on
Wednesday night to qualify for the AFCON finals.

 

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

 

Aina missed his spot-kick during the shootout as the
Nottingham Forest player kicked the ball over the bar.

 

However, Stanley Nwabali made two saves to ensure Jose
Peseiro’s men qualified for the final.

 

The likes of Terem Moffi, Kenneth Omeruo, William
Troost-Ekong and kelechi iIheanacho all scored their penalties.

 

Reacting, the former Chelsea player, in a video posted on
social media after the game said, “these boys saved me. I don’t care.”

 

The Super Eagles will now face Ivory Coast in the AFCON
final on Sunday.

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