Football enthusiasts in Owerri, Imo State have tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to lift the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 trophy following their gallant round of 16 victory over Cameroon in Alexandria.
Concise News reports that the fans who praised the Nigerian team at the ongoing 32nd edition of AFCON in Egypt for overturning a 1–2 first-half deficit on Saturday said that the Eagles possess the right fighting spirit.
One of the enthusiasts, Emeka Okwuchi, a fashion designer said: “Cameroon is known to be tough but Nigeria is tougher today, proving that they are top contenders for the trophy.”
Another enthusiast, a commercial motorcyclist who chose to be identified as Skido was full of praise for the players whom he described as ‘ never say die eagles‘.
“Our never say die eagles were resilient from the beginning until the last whistle. I feel like they have landed the trophy already,” he said.
Mrs Angela Mbonu, a middle-aged trader said that ” I have not been this fascinated over football in a long time.
“They made my evening and we are eyeing the trophy already “.
A brace from Odion Ighalo and a 66th-minute winner from Arsenal player, Alex Iwobi saw the Super Eagles of Nigeria snatch victory from the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a tightly contested match that ended 3-2 in favour of the West Africans.
See some reactions from social media below:
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) July 6, 2019
Nice one brother.. I watched you live at the stadium
Really enjoy the game, Up Nigeria 💪💪
— Bolajiolamidunsi (@Bolajiolamidun1) July 6, 2019
Amen, so that we can beat ur bafana bafana. Up Nigeria 🇳🇬
— Adebayo (@Bbsmart4) July 6, 2019
Now that Rohr has shut most doomsayers up, it feels so nice. “Up Nigeria”
— ƒяαη¢ιѕ яє∂нєαят (@FrancRed66) July 6, 2019