Lagos residents are expressing their emotions as the Super Eagles of Nigeria advance to the next round of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ivory Coast.
Nigeria secured their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau on Monday evening, courtesy of Opa Sangante’s own goal. Equatorial Guinea’s 4-0 victory over the host nation, Ivory Coast, in Group A ensured Nigeria’s advancement. The excitement and anticipation among fans are palpable as they eagerly await the team’s next match, with many supporters conveying messages of support and congratulations for the Super Eagles’ performance on the field.
Reacting to the game, civil servant Emmanuel Udegwu described the match as a well-matched battle between two opponents. He emphasized the need for the team to improve their conversion rate and be more precise and efficient, particularly singling out Victor Osimhen. Overall, he expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance and celebrated the Super Eagles’ success.
Ayiloge Idowu shared his thrill at Nigeria’s qualification but believed there was room for improvement, suggesting that the team could have outperformed Equatorial Guinea, who secured a remarkable 4-0 victory over Ivory Coast. Vulganiser Sunday Lamidi expressed extreme pleasure at the Super Eagles’ successful qualification for the round of 16 but raised concerns about the team’s low conversion rate. Despite missed opportunities, he remains overjoyed with the team’s overall performance and eagerly anticipates their achievements in the next round.