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Live Blogging: Nigeria Vs South Africa (AFCON 2019 Quarter-Finals)

Welcome to the Completesports.com’s live blogging of Nigeria’s Super Eagles vs Bafana Bafana of South Africa – a quarter-final fixture at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt

Stay tuned here for the live updates of the proceedings as they unfold inside the magnificent Cairo International Stadium

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  • Agnes Lizinde 3 years ago

    Eagles are winning today

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Today its clear we are not relying on wingbacks as collin is a bit rusty after coming back from a lay off as a result i wish the two wingbacks will not attack and focus on the pacy South Africa wingers and let our forward wingers of musa and chukwueze run the show alongside ighalo and iwobi. Etebo and ndidi will hold the middle no shaking.

    Up naija eagles are winning today! Amen.

  • Bomboy 3 years ago

    These South Africans seem to be too motivated. Apart from that, they can’t match us Skil vs Skil.

    May God give us the day

  • 9jaVision 3 years ago

    As I said, can we see that challenge on Awaziem just now?? That tackle warrants a straight red, it could very easily have broken our defenders leg at the ankle! This is what I was saying, this is the Bafana players tactic, it will be gra gra and arms house all evening! God keep our players safe in Jesus mighty name. Amen!
    Bafana bafana are armed convicts coached by a twisted colonialist! we must be very wary of them and show them no mercy!!

    • ALABI IBRAHIM 3 years ago

      Please which website can I watched this live

      • 9jaVision 3 years ago

        lool…come again sir? Which website can you WATCHED this LIVE?? Haba, guy you don murder the Tenses in one fell swoop..I dof my hat to you!
        Try usagoals

  • any online sites?

  • Proudly 9ja 3 years ago

    samu strikes for 9ja

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    Ekong Ekong Ekong pls pls use ur brain, why are  u. so shaky. 

  • Prince 3 years ago

    Gooooooooooooal !!!

  • Woeful players…can’t even make 10 straight passes. U keep using Musa who contributed nothing to the attack.

    • Ikeben 3 years ago

      Which match are you watching?

      • 9jaVision 3 years ago

        A beg ask am again o jare. lool! Maybe he is watching with the telly off hehehe

        • Lol…. because u have scored with a highly disconnected attack and lots of school boys errors from the players as a whole. Am watching from Australia on bein sport if u care to know. No break in data!

          • MOM is Samuel. We had so much chances to bury the bafana bafana. Great display by the entire team. But Akpeyi needs to position himself better. But kudos to the coach and tram. Don’t see anyone stopping us again

    • Animal like u @Ak idiot u are

      • It is ur father that is an animal. What a bufonery of a reply from you. It shows u are from the pit of hell, and there u shall return if u cannot socialise among humans. Wasted sperm!!

        • Hahahaha lol @Ak u are the worst existing bastard,son of a prostu_ _ 

  • 9jaVision 3 years ago

    We need to turn up the heat second half, be more direct, penetrate more, shoot on sight, increase work rate, run these off the park, show no mercy!!
    We need to send bafana banan packing back to blomfontaine vis wolverhampton. They are in our league, this one is not their load, different levels. Period!
    Fly Super Eagles!!

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    Very good first half, guys please continue to deny them spaces in the middle, Musa final decision making needs serious improvement, Iwobi should continue to track back to help Ndidi and etebo,. So far good game by the super Eagles.

  • Honestly, this is the best have seen the eagles so far. The south africans are looking tired. And naija needs to capitalize on that. Great game though. Up Eagles

  • God bless Chukwueze for that amazing goal, it was executed with such great skill and aplomb

  • Ikeben 3 years ago

    Chukwueze vs South Africa. Ighalo what a miss.

  • Lord AMO 3 years ago

    Musa, musa, musa…..Rohr please replace him

  • It’s obvious bmusa is zero. He ought to be out by now! With the chances so far, a good combination with chukwu would have consolidated the goal. But what do l know

  • Prince 3 years ago

    If only Coach Gohr can make that vital sub now
    Onyekuru for Musa 

  • Prince 3 years ago

    VAR check 

  • Prince 3 years ago

    SA equalized !

  • Proudly 9ja 3 years ago

    VAR might just be bad for 9ja

  • Prince 3 years ago

    Common Super Eagles !!!
    Let’s Go !!!!!

  • 9jaVision 3 years ago

    The ref is cheating! That thief called Tau just winked at him, who saw that! God will not allow cheaters to win, watch and see!
    Also the commentator is pro Banan and against Nigeria. Chaii! God help us

  • Can u imagine! Simon. Really

    • Look at this fool called @Ak u are in australia who took u there?,foolish south african from bush in soweto.australia my foot

  • Mr. Rhor time for double changes.
    Henry in, Musa out.
    Mikel in Etebor out
    Woooo, man is bringing in moses

  • Proudly 9ja 3 years ago

    ekong strikes fir 9ja

  • Prince 3 years ago


  • Prince 3 years ago

    Common Super Eagles !!!

    Coach Gohr make a sub to kill the time !
    Ugo or Mikel – Iwobi

  • Proudly 9ja 3 years ago

    we r in d semis

  • Prince 3 years ago

    Super Eagles (Nigeria) 2: 1 Bafana Bafana (South Africa)

    Nigeria thru to the semi to play Senegal 
    ***Yes, BRING THEM !!!***

    Kudos to the coach and the boys!
    Congrats to all Nigerians !!

    God be praised !!!!!

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    Alhamdulilah robili Allah meen. Congratulations Nigeria. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Edoguy 3 years ago

    we missed alot of chances today. Ighalo needs to understand the wingers more. He is not reading the lines well. Lastly, Troost Ekong will get a chieftancy title in Akwa Ibom. What a way to score a goal!!!

    He will go down as one of the best defenders in the history of Nigeria

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      True Ighalo is just too sluggish. I was expecting to see Oshimen at a point in time to compliment Chukwuezes speed and trickery! Good free kick from Etebo

      • Edoguy 3 years ago

        He is good, just some training ground work. This is not Osimhen’s match.
        Ighalo disturbed those guys today

        Collins is good…simon is quality

      • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

        Not saying he’s not good but ighalo likes to hold control and shoot unlike this youthful guys who burst and shoot like Chukwuezes goal example

  • Pompei 3 years ago

    Wow, what a match! Nigeria put up a highly tactical performance today. 4-4-1-1, transitioning into 4-4-2. Very tight marking of Tau in particular. Iwobi was great today. Chukwueze seems to read CSN. No yeye dribbling today. Quick passing, and dribbling with a purpose. Etebo and Ndidi did a magnificent job in the middle. Akpeyi is improving game by game. Awaziem put in an assured performance at right back. Overall, a rate the whole team very highly. Fantastic job by Gernot Rohr. Today’s match shows he is capable of mixing it up tactically when he needs to. Definitely one of the best tactical performances I have seen from the Super Eagles in a while. So, what do I do with this swee, ripe, yellow bananas? I know? I go wack am with groundnut! Or, I go take am do banana smoothie! UP EAGLES!!!

  • Proudly 9ja 3 years ago

    We were d better side from d start to finish. Musa played well but as usual d final ball was not there. What can one say about d boy called Samu, he was just class. Talk about ball control, the way he cushioned dat pass, abeg 3 gboza for d kid. Musa and chukwueze really tormented d south Africans today. Although there was a spell there were SA got into d game a lil but nothing threatening. The entire team played well even igalo. This was a matured display by the team. they controlled the game well and managed it out to see us thru. Etebo and ndidi were massive. Tau was rendered useless today, Lorch was crap, their entire forward line was pocketed by our defense. The only standout player for SA was Zungu as he kept probing. Good job SE.

  • Where are the enemies of Rohr o. Awon principalities and powers hoping for his failure. We made it o

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      Tee stop this let’s all celebrate quit this negative energy let’s enjoy this moment.

      • Exactly, who are the haters of rohr. Bros please understand we are all passionate about this team. Yes has fans we get carried away and become coaches all of a sudden

        • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

          My brother… It’s like you are new to this forum.
          I can tell you for free that there are some people who hate this coach for real. There are some who have been praying for the SE to lose… they have been praying for Rohr to be sacked since last year.
          Imagine the day we qualified for this afcon with a game to spare, one agent of darkness was calling for his sack.
          If you don’t have a man, why will you call him names like dumb, bastardized etc. Why will you be praying h looses, why will you be happy he lost his 2nd game in 3 years. Why will you want him to be sacked wen he has only lost 2 games in 26 against African opposition…?
          There is a big difference between constructive criticism and pure hatred. What these agents of backwardness have against this coach is pure hatred. But you know what… He whom God has anointed… No man can harass.

          • Yes thats the aspect which i hate about some fans. Irrespective of the outcome of a game. The insults are not needed. You self cant do what the coach is doing

  • Tartan 3 years ago

    Nigeria Vs Winner (Ivory coast vs Algeria) Semi Final………………Bring it on!!!!!

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    You right bro, a game of high quality, serious intensity with pace as predicted. What a game I need to cool off, my heart still shaking, thanks guys for silencing those boastful banana banana.

  • Glory 3 years ago

    Nigeria will miss out almost two AFCON and come back, head straight to semis n then final n even wins it. Just tells who cares to listen how blessed Nigeria is but for wicked politicians, God bless Gernot. God bless d SE n God bless Amaju Pinnick n NFF CREW.You all HV done marvelously well fighting off all satans. Hip hip hip huuuuuuuuray.

  • Ara Nkita 3 years ago

    My hats off for Akpeyi today….
    Cool,calm and calculated and transmitted that to the defence.
    The guys were superb today.

    They sure read CSN.

    They have started improving game by game.

    With this result,I can say our AFCON 2019 journey has been successful.

    I liked the way we have shut the mouth of Stuart Baxter the boastful coach.

    Go Eagles!!

    Congrats Rhor for listening to us in CSN…

    You can see why we’ve been clamouring for Chukwueze to be starting games.

    The guy is too much…just toooo much.


  • Alamin 3 years ago

    Thank Allah, what a good play and deserved victory for the super eagles. surely this is the best match played so far by the super eagles in this Afcon. everything on point in today’s match, people(SA) wey we for hammer like 4-0 God save them. they owe us so we repay them and show them that we are better than them.
    I swear today’s match sweet everybody cus we played very well and won. up super eagles!!!. unto the next match.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    Super Eagles defenders and midfielders supported the attack scoring from set pieces. They are a better team that way, Ekong did it Omeruo did it. Chukwueze and Musa cutting from the wings defending compactly they are fantastic. Chukwueze in particular was amazing, but losing the ball is unacceptable and Musa is really guilty of decisive decisions that should’ve buried the game before the VAR drama.

    To be honest I was a little skeptical about Moses Simon replacing Musa instead of Onyekuru at that moment, but before i know it Simon was tormenting the South Africans defense and produce a delightful cross from corner kick for warrior Ekong to steer home. It was an overall fantastic team display by the SuperEagles and kudos to coach Rohr for his reading of the game and timely substitution. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE. UP SUPEREAGLES!!!!! 

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Hehehehehehe… I still dey laugh o.
    Rohr has showed enemies of progress the middle finger once more.
    We won Burundi… Den say na luck,
    We won star studded Guinea… Den say na luck
    We won defending champions Cameroon… Den say na luck
    We don win SA now… We dey wait wetin Mumu squad dem go talk.
    I go sidon for corner with my banana flavored champagne dey wait for them.
    Plz where was Lebo Motiba today…?
    Plz did Lorch miss his way to the stadium…?
    Percy Tau come dey fear to enter our box 18 like say we put arusi abakaliki dia.
    Apart from that 10 minute spell leading to their goal, we completely neutralized the bananas and restricted them to passing in their own half. Complete neutralization.
    Our tactless, useless, stupid, dumb, bastard coach has just led us to the semis of afcon 2019 when so-called world best and guardiola of Africas couldn’t qualify us for common Afcon.
    Some people go chop humble pie till constipation go kill dem. LMAO
    Congrats SE
    Congrats G. Rohr
    Congrats Nigeria
    Come rain, come sun, we continue to stand behind our dear SE.
    This cup is hours… Just believe

    • Pompei 3 years ago

      This cup is ours. I believed it before. Today, these boys have given me even more reason to believe. At the moment, Nigeria is the strongest team in the Afcon. Unless ALG/CIV can produce something more than what we have seen of them so far, we will beat them in the semis. The only team that can stand with us is Senegal, and based on the performance of them and us today, I think we have the edge! If we just maintain the level of today’s performance, or improve on it, the cup is there for the taking.

  • Ok…o .everybody is saying we played well. Haaa, with all those misplaced passes. We did well albeit a lot of improving. Thank God

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Yen yen yen yen…. Tell me which match you’ve ever watched and say pass completion rate of 100%.
      If the SAs completed all their passes, would we have been able to score, let alone win…?
      Bloody haters…. They will start coming out of their dirty covens 1 by 1 now.

    • Ndubuisi 3 years ago

      It seems you want to replace omo9ja please go and sleep nobody cares about you. Congrats to all Rohr on a mission.

      • It’s my opinion and l don’t care if it sits well with u or not. If u are too uncomfortable find an electric pole around u and do the needful
        This noise of rohrs haters must stop esp if precedences in comments have suggested otherwise. Everybody is entitled to his or her opinion why attacking and taking it personal. Punditing a performance is an acceptable standard world over, y must it be different with Nigerians

  • Oakfield 3 years ago

    Chilling with a bottle of cold beer, cheers @Pompeii,dr drey,glory,tee and all believers. thank God we’ve made it yet again, we take it one step at a time. NEPA don comot light for many transformers tonight. Sniper sales on the increase, ex cricket players are confounded….lol! The coach wey no sabi has done it again…..lol! Rohr my man, you’re really a blessed man, no man can curse.

  • Xhuxhu 3 years ago

    This team is improving but Akpeyi just won’t improve..nigga gives u High BP..
    On the overall, great win.

  • Beejay Royal 3 years ago

    Nigeria 2-1 South Africa: Five Things We Learnt From The Match

    Nigeria’s Super Eagles have qualified to the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating South Africa 2-1 in the quarter-final at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday.

    Following the victory, Soccernet.ng’s Augustine Akhilomen x-ray five things we learnt from the match.

    Compact Midfield

    Nigeria’s Super Eagles made the game more comfortable against South Africa due to the team compact midfield. The duo of Oghenekharo Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi were solid in the heart of the midfield, intercepting most balls being played by the South Africans midfielders.

    Free-flowing Flanks

    Nigeria went back to their old style of play by playing from the flanks as Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze gave the South Africans wing backs a run for their money. Their attacking instinct also reduced Bafana Bafana from making any serious threat.

    Poor Finishing

    Super Eagles’ profligacy in front of goal has been the team’s major problem at the Africa Cup of Nations and it was quite obvious when the team played against South Africa.

    Players such as Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa, Chukwueze had chances to bury the game but could only manage to score just one goal before paying dearly for their missed opportunities.

    Rohr’s Late Substitutions

    Gernot Rohr may have done a good job by qualifying Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup and also AFCON 2019, however, his lack of vision to make early substitutions have caused Nigeria more harm than good.

    With the team leading 1-0 till 78th minutes, it was expected that Rohr would make changes, but he delayed which allowed South Africa to net the equalizer. However, Nigeria nicked the victory at the eleventh with William Troost-Ekong scored the winning goal.

    Players’ Determination to win

    The team’s determination to win today’s encounter against South Africa showed the fighting spirit among the players despite some early flaws that almost cost the team.

  • Mr Hush 3 years ago

    …the sky just turned green and the horizon is pure white.
    The Eagle stands tall at the highest peak; looking down at the next meal;
     The elephant or the desert fox?

    Any would do…

    Congrats to all Nigerians

  • 9jaVision 3 years ago

    At the end of the day, after all is said and done and the crooked referee has colluded with Bafana and failed and the bafana criminals have tried their worst with all the gra gra they can muster and failed and now the dust has settled, it turns out that there was no cause for alarm in the first place, the game played out as it should have and it was a classic case of “men against boys”, the Super Eagles are head over shoulders better than that rabble from down the dirty south. We controlled the game from start to finish, they knew Samuel would be the scourge of the drunks from way down in the dirty south so they put one on him early doors, attempting to take him out the game by foul means, however it was not to be and the young boy Samuel not only shrugged off the burly drunk miners rash and dangerous potentially leg breaking tackle to stride on majestically and punish the dirty bafanas, yes he made them pay a hefty price and with a staunch contribution from one of ours with a tenous connection via a dutch origin with those erstwhile slaves from around the johanesburg areas, the die was cast and cream had risen to the top – As it is bound to do. Shame on you bafana bafana, shame on the lad Baxter from wolves way, all hail Rohr, Nigeria and the boys! Now on to bigger and better…Bring on CIV or whoever is man enough to stand before the mighty Eagles…Fly high ye Super Eagles, the summit…Our summit is but a couple of steps away. See you all at the top of the perch!
    PS – Please leave Musa alone! He is worth his weight in Gold!
    The boy Chukwueze is Good!
    Ighalo still rules the roost!
    Please leave Obi on the Bench, only to be brought on in dying minutes of games we have already put to bed!
    Finally leave oga Rohr alone! Show some common sense, decorum and respect!
    I no fit shout!

  • Alamin 3 years ago

    once again nice performance from the super eagles, I think I will agree with some point from Beejay Royal. truly the midfield was well organized the two anchor man(ndidi and etebo) intercepting passes in d midfield and a good pass from iwobi for d opening goal.
    our wings was very effective how will it not be effective when we have musa the runner and chukwueze the dribbler which defense wan hold them.
    and one of d reason for winning this match is bcos of d team determination to win which we saw in d players in 2days victory. The Almighty Allah shall bless our boys for job well done.up super eagles!

  • James 3 years ago

    I have been skeptical about the tactics of Rohr but I’m very impressed today. Arguably, this is the best Nigerian match I have seen in this tournament. Congratulations to all Nigerians home and abroad. It didn’t bother me that I was inside the train when I yelled goal with the Samu’s goal. If not for the wasteful chances, South Africa won’t even dream of coming back. Kudos to the coach and most especially the players. When players are doing well, praise the coach and if the result goes in another, the coach should take responsibility. We are clearly better than the South Africans, our wives. I will still like to see what Henry can offer though but now its not the time, let me savor the win. God bless Nigeria; the pride of Africa.

  • Congrats Naija Super Eagles & Naija Super Fans….

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    Thank you God for the victory. I’m so happy.

    I would love to analyzed this match but I only watched 30 minutes in the second half.

    I can’t really say much about the match than to give glory to God almighty. I saw Our fighting spirit and luck as well in this match.

    All in all. Good job coach Rohr and the entire crew of the team. I’m highly excited that we have beaten the most boastful team in Africa.

    They are blaming themselves on kickoff now. Lastly, from little I saw, I think Akpeyi tried his best today. Kudos to him.

    After the Afcon, NFF and the Coach still have a lot to do in this team. But for now, let the celebrations continued. Up 9ja….. Up Super Eagles. God bless us all. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Shame on you. I knew you will come and lie to us again that you didn’t watch the match. Anytime SE win, you don’t watch their match, it is the few times they lose you watch and come here to start trashing a man who has 21 wins in 32 matches so far

      • Oakfield 3 years ago

        Looool…. chai, see human being…lol….smh…can u just imagine..anytime naija wins u no go watch am or u go watch like 5mins of the game but any time they lose,u go watch am from start to finish,watch extra time, watch live commentary,watch replay,watch var, and even watch cnn lol…Shame!!! X10000..u never start sef, very soon u go com tell us say Na ur TV burn…lol…

  • Pompei 3 years ago

    Omo Nigeria wan follow us chop banana. Ok na, make una give am one banana. Only one oooo! Hahahahahaha!

  • mmasi 3 years ago

    These comments are not neccessary. If you think you are better, then show class abeg.

  • Wowww
    I have been sitting back to watch and read all ur comments.
    I did not want to comment,but let me chip this in.

    Well çongrats to all of us, congrats to super Eagles.

    I know we are all carried away with the victory but unfortunately not me and a selected few.

    Some things are still very critical.

    I sat in the comfort of my house and watch the match from start to finish and I must say the boys had some determination today to win and that’s kudos to them.

    How ever, it is a pity how African football has fallen drastically.

    The boys were tactically discipline but were docile and blunt going forward.
    This match should have been 4:0 actually.

    Good at creating opportunities and when it gets to the crucial moment lack of decision creeps in.

    I want to thank the coach for the first time for removing Musa, who forgot he is also a striker and looks to carelessly pass the boy even when he has legs to shoot and in a better position.

    What stops rohr from also removing Ighalo, who is very bad with positioning and lacks the strikers instinct requisite for a no 9.

    Sometimes I wish I could make those changes my self, but what do I know!.

    After we were two goals up, Ighalo and not Iwobi should be replaced for Balogon or Mikel or ogu who can hold balls and defend too.
    This is because I thought to myself what if the SA equalises how do u play ur extra times without iwobi?

    Despite the recent victories, the profession ineptitude of Rohr still comes too glaringly at my face and I can’t keep mute.

    Wait oo Balogun was introduced as what? Defender or midfielder? because I saw his aimless pass to simon I just wondered.

    At that time u can play a false 9 kind of tactics and bring in oyekuru or osihmen, who to him is falling down like a kid without strength.


    Any way am just talking my own. The game sweet every body.

    Akpeyi is gradually getting my trust back though our defend is becoming a rock enough that in a full 90mins he is barely tested.

    Kudos to the big men at the back.

    I fear Algeria oooo.

    U na watch that team, very rough and fast. I think they need that kind no nonsense ref of our match yesterday.

    A cheerful giver of cards. Hahahahaha

    Let’s enjoy the moments any way!