Nigeria have qualified for the semifinals of the 2019 African Cup Of Nations after a crucial goal by Ekong secured all three points in the closing stages against South Africa, MySportDab reports.
William Ekong’s 90th-minute winner dealt the cruelest blow to Stuart Baxter’s side, who had fought back to level in an even contest at Cairo’s International Stadium.
Bafana couldn’t muster the intensity that saw them put the wind up host nation Egypt from the get-go the previous weekend, with Wilfred Ndidi the first to fire over the crossbar.
Sifiso Hlanti somehow escaped a yellow card after stamping on Chidozie Awaziem in the tackle, before lumbering Lebo Mothiba was booked for fouling the very same Super Eagle.
Nigerians on social media have now praised the defender for his crucial goal.
One wrote: “Please Call Me Ekong”
Another wrote: “GOD Bless Ekong”