(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, July 10 (KUNA) - Nigerian football team on Wednesday defeated South Africa 2-1 in Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals to face the Senegalese team in the semifinals.
In the first half, the Nigerians piled pressure on the South Africans and it paid off in the 27th minute when midfielder Samuel Chukwueze scored the opener.
In the second half, the South Africans equalized in the 71st minute by a header from Bongani Zungu but Nigeria's defender William Troost-Ekong scored the winner in the 89th minute.
The other two matches in the quarterfinals will be played on Thursday, with the first game between Ivory Coast and Algeria, while Madagascar and Tunisia meet in the second. (end) aa