Fans of the Super Eagles of Nigeria took to social media to hail the team following a 3-1 win over Sudan in their Group D African Cup of Nations (AFCON) fixture on Saturday.
The Super Eagles victory ensured qualification for the round of 16 with a game in hand, strengthening their tag as AFCON favourites.
Goals from Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi and Moses Simon gave the Nigerian side a 3-goal lead, but a peanlty in the 70th minute from Khidir gave the North Africans a consolation goal.
Reacting to the convincing win, some fans hailed the team for qualifying without the usual permutations, like in the past. Others hailed the influence of interim head coach, Austin Eguavoen, saying the team needs no foreign coach.
Here are some reactions gathered by The Quest Times
Singer and David Alaba’s sister, Rose May celebrating her Nigerian heritage thanks to the win
TV host and die-hard Chelsea fan, Frank Edoho has a reason to be cheerful at least thanks to the Super Eagles
@Ayomideen That was a good display from the Super Eagles, started strong and didn’t really give the Sudanese much of a chance of a comeback #ssafcon2021
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Of course former coach, Gernot Rohr has a special mention
Can we ever escape this Nigeria-Ghana rivalry?
@FonofCFC I hope Ghanaians used their 24/7 light to watch super eagles, so they’d learn a thing or two about how to play football. #SoarSuperEagles
A fan showers Eguavoen with his accolades
@PObuene At least super eagles are now playing well compared to Coach Rohr time. Thank you Austin Eguavoen.