Kanu Mobbed By Happy Egyptian Fans After Eagles’ Win Against Bafana

Kanu Mobbed By Happy Egyptian Fans After Eagles’ Win Against Bafana

Former Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu was mobbed by an excited Egyptian fans following the Super Eagles 2-1 win against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in their quarterfinal clash at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports.

Kanu, who is one of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ambassador for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt was in joyous mood after the Super Eagles secured their passage into the semifinal of the competition.


The former African Footballer of the Year left his sit in the VIP stand to celebrate with the Super Eagles on the pitch after Moroccan referee, Redouane Jiyed blew the final whistle, he was massively hugged by the Egyptian fans majority of whom supported the Super Eagles in the game.

There were also chants of ‘papillo, papillo, papillo’ around the stadium as he danced along with the joyous fans.


Young winger Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring for the Super Eagles in the 27th minute of the game, while Bongani Zungu equalised for the South Africans in the 70th minute with a header which had to be referred to VAR after the referee had earlier ruled the goal offside.

William Troost-Ekong netted the winner for Nigeria a minute before time.

By Adeboye Amosu (photos: by Ganiyu Yusuf) in Cairo

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  • Glory 2 years ago

    Kanu is just an epitome of people’s person. God will 4 ever continue to bless him n family.

    • Pompei 2 years ago

      Papilo has charisma in abundance. And his down to earth nature draws people to him.

  • Aauxtyne 2 years ago

    Remarkable celebration after an eventful Super Eagles’ 2-1 win over the Bafana Bafana.

  • Danjuma Kono 2 years ago

    Victory all the way.

  • Mikey 2 years ago

    that peak milk at advert…. ONE DAY YOU GO MAKE US PROUD…..

  • It was nice seeing super eagle beat the almighty bafana bafana
    I’m so happy ..

  • Ugo Nwakanma 2 years ago

    Team spirit did it. Eagles all d way!!