AFCON AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Mourn Supporters

The Super Eagles of Nigeria observed a minute silence in honour of lives lost in the course of the semi-final match against South Africa.

Some football enthusiasts loss their life during and after the game which ended in a penalty shootout including a corp member.

A Statement made available on the official X account of the Super Eagles read;

“During the course of our semi-final match, we tragically lost few supporters. In a cruel twist of fate, their fervent passion for the beautiful game unwittingly led them to their final moments.

“As the Nigeria vs South Africa match unfolded, they were lost in the thrill of the game, unaware of the looming danger.

“May their souls find eternal peace, forever remembered for their love of football and the togetherness it brings. Rest in peace.”

Also, Adepoju Tobi Samuel, a photojournalist who is covering the tournament shared a video of the Super Eagles holding a minute of silence for the supporters.

William Troost-Ekong have the Super Eagles the lead from the spot after Victor Osimhen was brought down.

Osimhen later scored in the 87th minute to make it 2-0 only for the goal to be rescinded and a penalty awarded to South Africa after VAR reviewed that South Africa Player was brought down in the box by Alhassan Yusuf.

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