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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Latest Sports News. : Nigeria 2-1 Bafana – last-gasp goal as South Africa crash out of Afcon 2019

Reporting from (Nerroloaded) Bongani Zungu header not enough as William Ekong seals a last four spot for the Super Eagles in the 89th minute.                                                                                                                                As william Ekong celebrates his winning goal for Nigeria against South Africa's Bafana Bafana in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cairo. Photo: Khaled DESOUKI / AFP.
                                                                              Dew to the play stratigy,  South Africa’s Bafana Bafana suffered Africa Cup of Nations heartbreak as they slipped to a last-gasp defeat against Nigeria in the last eight on Wednesday night.
                                                                           And william Ekong’s 90th-minute winner dealt the cruelest blow to Stuart Baxter’s side, who had fought back to level in an even contest at Cairo’s International Stadium.
                                                                            See Goal highlights
Chukwueze opens the scoring
VAR/Zungu and Ekong’s winner
Bafana couldn’t muster the intensity that saw them put the wind up host nation Egypt from the get-go the previous weekend, with Wilfred Ndidi the first to fire over the crossbar.
Sifiso Hlanti somehow escaped a yellow card after stamping on Chidozie Awaziem in the tackle, before lumbering Lebo Mothiba was booked for fouling the very same Super Eagle.
The Nigerians hit the front when Samuel Chukwueze bundled past the helpless Ronwen Williams after Alex Iwobi’s cut-back had been deflected into his path just before the half hour mark.
Talisman Thulani Hlatshwayo joined his team-mate in the book for a foul that almost paved the way for Nigeria’s second.
Peter Etebo struck a mean free kick that Williams did brilliantly to tip on to his bar.
But Bafana grew into the second half and pulled level amid the first VAR drama of the competition, with video refs introduced from the quarter-final stage.
Percy Tau’s free kick was flicked on before Bongani Zungu added the finishing touch with a looping header beyond Daniel Akpeyi.
It was ruled out for offside by the raised linesman’s flag, but a look from the television officials in a faraway bunker showed the vital touch had come off the back of Nigeria’s Odhion Ighalo.
Zungu had his second of the tournament and South Africa had their leveller.
But Williams’ missed punch from an 89 -minute corner, coupled with Buhle Mkhawanazi losing the plot, allowed Ekong to sneak in to secure Nigeria’s spot in the last four and see South Africa’s campaign hit the buffers.
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Baxter's men did so well to come back into the game through Zungu's goal in a much-improved second half.
Daft defending in the 89th minute, though, sealed their Afcon fate against the Super Eagles.
2nd Half Four minutes added on
One last blast for Bafana then.
2nd Half Nigeria
Ekong breaks South African hearts.
Williams misses his punch from the corner, Buhle Mkhawanazi is absolutely lost and Ekong is free to knock in the goal that might just take Nigeria into the semi-finals,                                                                                                  Always Remember to vibe alongside the latest trend,  Your thoughts will do a lot good improving our site trend Movement.                 

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