2023 Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen proud of teammates after triumphing over South Africa to reach finals

Published on: 08 February 2024

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen is proud of his teammates following their triumph over South Africa in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations semifinals clash.

The Super Eagles advanced to the final of the continental showpiece with a thrilling 4-2 victory over South Africa in a penalty shootout, following a 1-1 draw after extra time.

The match in Bouake saw a dramatic finish, with the referee using video assistance to disallow a goal by Victor Osimhen that would have given Nigeria a 2-0 lead, and instead awarding a penalty to South Africa.

Teboho Mokoena converted the spot kick in the 90th minute to force extra time, but Mokoena was one of two South African players to see their spot-kicks saved by goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali as the Super Eagles triumphed.

“We are in the final. I’m proud of this team, the entire team, I’m proud of them. Thank you Nigerians for the support from the start until now, see you in the final, Let’s go”

They will now face Ivory Coast in the final on Sunday.