Nigeria qualified for the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations in style, defeating the Bafana Bafana by two goals to one.
Goals from forward Samuel Chukwueze and defender William Troost Ekong sandwiched a Bongani Zunga leveller and ensured that Nigeria continued are quest for a fourth Afcon title.
Soccernet highlights the best of the records set on a beautiful night for Nigerian football.
Nigeria became the second team (after Senegal) to reach #TotalAFCON2019 semifinal after defeating South Africa 2-1 at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night.
An Eagle on the Rise
At age 20, Samuel Chukwueze has become the youngest goal scorer at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019.
The Spain-based winger was only starting his seventh match for the senior team and only his second game at the Africa Cup of Nations.
— Villarreal CF English (@VillarrealCFen) July 10, 2019
The Super Eagles have qualified in 9 times from the last 10 times they’ve played in #AFCON quarter-finals.
The Super Eagles have now progressed to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for the 15th time in what's their 18th appearance at the competition.
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) July 10, 2019
The Banana Finally dropped
Bungani Zungu equalized momentarily for the Bafana Bafana in the 71st minute to become the first South African player ever to score against the Super Eagles at the continental championships.
With this win, the Super Eagles will now take on the winner between Algeria and Ivory Coast in a semi-final clash on Sunday.