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Nigeria Hero On 'Massive' Bafana Victory

William Troost-Ekong, who scored the dramatic winner in Nigeria's 2-1 victory over Bafana Bafana in their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final clash on Wednesday night, has discussed the Super Eagles' progression to the next round.

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Amiens midfielder Bongani Zungu cancelled out Samuel Chukwueze's opener in the 71st minute, after VAR ruled that his header was, in fact, onside as the ball had deflected off Odion Ighalo's back before making its way to him at the back post.

With a minute of regular time remaining, Troost-Ekong got on the end of a corner after goalkeeper Ronwen Williams missed his punch, sending Nigeria through to the semi-finals of the tournament.

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The defender was delighted with the victory against what he believes is a very strong Bafana side.

"I am very proud of the team today, I think we showed again great character, we were a bit unlucky with the goal, if Ighalo didn't touch the ball it would have been offside. I am very happy I could score a goal," he said, according to All Nigeria Soccer.

"It's massive, before the game we showed South Africa enough respect. We said they are a good team, we are very happy that we won the game.

"We are on the right way but now we have another big task ahead. I am just very happy for the boys."

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Troost-Ekong and Nigeria will find out who their semi-final opponent is on Thursday night, when Ivory Coast take on Algeria.

Do you think the Super Eagles deserved to beat Bafana? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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