What Tremendous Eagles boss Peseiro mentioned about South Africa after Nigeria’s semifinal win over Bafana Bafana

What Tremendous Eagles boss Peseiro mentioned about South Africa after Nigeria’s semifinal win over Bafana Bafana

The Portuguese tactician endured his most emotionally draining moments on the continental championship earlier than Nigeria secured the victory

Tremendous Eagles head coach has applauded the resilience and organisation of South Africa’s nationwide soccer workforce after main Nigeria to the ultimate of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Soccernet.ng studies.

Nigeria defeated South Africa on penalties within the semifinal of the AFCON on Wednesday to advance to their eighth ultimate look on the continental showpiece.

The Bafana Bafana have been the higher aspect within the first half of the conflict and missed probabilities to take the lead.

Nevertheless, Nigeria got here out sturdy within the second half to interrupt the impasse courtesy of a William Troost-Ekong penalty after Victor Osimhen had carried out brilliantly to attract the foul within the field.

And when it regarded just like the Tremendous Eagles had netted a second aim, South Africa received their very own penalty, which Mokoena transformed to pull the tie into additional time.

Nigeria’s goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali was the hero this time as he stopped two Bafana Bafana spot-kicks to steer the Tremendous Eagles to the title-deciding match.

After securing victory in what was Nigeria’s first match in Cote d’Ivoire to final into additional time and penalties, coach Peseiro stays satisfied that his aspect deserved to achieve the ultimate.

The previous Porto boss was, nevertheless, filled with commendation for South Africa and their Belgian coach for giving Nigeria an excellent struggle.

“The gamers should be within the finals, it’s an excellent victory in opposition to an excellent workforce,” Peseiro mentioned after the sport.

“I mentioned it earlier that South Africa have one of the best of organisation as a result of they play collectively, and so they created extra issues for us. It was very tough to beat them.

“I believe it was very tough to beat them. Large congratulations to Hugo Broos, who put this workforce collectively. They performed properly.”

Nigeria will meet Cote d’Ivoire within the ultimate on Sunday after the hosts defeated DR Congo 1-0 within the different semifinal.

The 2 nations met throughout the group levels of the competitors, with the Tremendous Eagles claiming a tricky 1-0 win due to Troost-Ekong’s well-taken penalty.

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