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.
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
“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
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