Nigeria Vs South Africa: Why I Was Disappointed


Austin Jay Jay Okocha


Nigeria legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has admitted that he was a bit disenchanted after Tremendous Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, substituted Vice-captain Ahmed Musa in Nigeria’s 2-1 victory over South Africa on the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, quarter-final on Wednesday.


Ahmed Musa got here off for Levante star, Moses Simon within the second half of the match, however Okocha famous that the previous Leicester Metropolis ahead was an enormous risk to the Bafana Bafana defence along with his tempo.


Samuel Chukwueze gave Gernot Rohr’s males a 1-Zero lead earlier than the break due to an help from Alex Iwobi.

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Nevertheless, South Africa levelled within the second half, courtesy of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) resolution.


With the match trying to head into additional time, William Troost-Ekong pressured the ball over the road within the closing minute of play.


Talking in his post-match evaluation with SuperSport, Okocha stated: “I feel Ahmed Musa was an enormous risk to South Africa protection along with his tempo. I used to be a bit disenchanted when he was substituted as a result of he was inflicting all kind of issues to this South Africa protection.

“However then, who’re we to guage the coach resolution and on the finish of the day Simon got here in and delivered that lovely nook kick that gave us the purpose and that was an help from him.

“I think overall we should start celebrating the win of today and stop criticising the players because it will weaken us.”


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Nigeria will deal with the winner between Algeria and Ivory Coast on Sunday within the semi-final.

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Updated: July 11, 2019 — 6:04 pm