Nigeria beats South Africa to qualify for 2023 AFCON finals Speaker Abbas expresses confidence over victory at finals

The final match is scheduled to hold on February 11, 2024.

By Deborah Hassan

365Daily – Nigeria is in the finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire following her win over South Africa in Bouake on Wednesday night.

The Nigerian senior national soccer team, the Super Eagles, beat the Bafana Bafana of South Africa 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the regular time.

Nigeria will now meet the winner of the second semi-final match between the host country, Cote D’Ivoire and DR Congo, which started at 9pm Nigerian time in the final clash for the title of the champion of African football.

The final match is scheduled to hold on February 11, 2024.

Meanwhile, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has expressed excitement over the qualification of the Super Eagles of Nigeria into the final of AFCON.

A preas statement issued by his spokesman, Musa Krishi, on Wednesday stated that the Speaker, elated by the feat the Super Eagles achieved, said he was hopeful that the Nigerian national football team would bring the trophy back home.

Speaker Abbas, while wishing the Super Eagles the best of luck in the final on Sunday, said Nigerians are fully behind the national team.

The Speaker is expected to be in Côte d’Ivoire on Sunday to cheer up the Super Eagles.

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