Osimhen news – ‘(AFCON) I’m gonna bring you home’

Osimhen news – ‘(AFCON) I’m gonna bring you home’
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have soared into the final of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 after a thrilling semifinal clash against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

In a match filled with tension and drama, Nigeria emerged victorious, clinching the win with a 4-2 penalty shootout triumph.

The encounter ended 1-1 in regular time, with both teams finding the back of the net through penalty kicks.

In the latest Victor Osimhen news following the semifinal victory, the Nigerian striker took to Instagram to share his excitement and gratitude with fans.

During a live session on the social media platform, Osimhen made a promise to Nigerians, vowing to bring the AFCON Cup home.

“Yes, raising ballers, I'm gonna bring you home,” he stated.

His words echoed the sentiments of millions of supporters across the country who have been eagerly following the team's journey throughout the tournament.

Osimhen news: the striker and Boniface share inspiring moment post-semifinal victory

Super Eagles celebrate win over South Africa
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Following Nigeria's thrilling victory in the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal, a heartwarming moment was captured during a live Instagram session featuring Super Eagles players Victor Osimhen and the injured Victor Boniface.

The video, which has since garnered attention across social media platforms, provided fans with an intimate glimpse into the camaraderie and spirit within the Nigerian team.

The exchange began with Boniface lightening the mood by humorously suggesting that their coach, Peseiro, deserved “two women” for the night in celebration of the team's success.

Osimhen, visibly amused by his teammate's comment, jokingly responded that Peseiro was “crazy,” eliciting laughter from both players.

However, amidst the banter, Osimhen quickly redirected the focus to the task at hand, emphasizing the importance of remaining focused until they secure victory in the AFCON tournament.

As the conversation progressed, Osimhen expressed genuine concern for Boniface's well-being, inquiring about the status of his injury and whether he could walk unaided.

Boniface, still using crutches, indicated that he was unable to walk independently yet, but remained hopeful about his recovery.

Despite being sidelined due to injury, Boniface made it clear that he was immensely proud of the team's achievements and expressed his unwavering support for his teammates.

Boniface commits to joining Super Eagles in Abidjan ahead of AFCON final

Victor Boniface Super Eagles
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In a touching moment, Boniface revealed his plans to travel to Abidjan to join the team, demonstrating his commitment and dedication to the Super Eagles.

Osimhen, visibly surprised by the announcement, expressed his excitement at the prospect of reuniting with his teammate.

The exchange highlighted the strong bond and solidarity within the Nigerian squad, showcasing the resilience and determination of the players.

As the Super Eagles prepare for the AFCON final, the heartwarming interaction between Osimhen and Boniface serves as a reminder of the camaraderie and unity that fuels their pursuit of victory.

With the unwavering support of their teammates and fans, Nigeria's Super Eagles are ready to give their all on the pitch as they aim to lift the AFCON trophy once again.

Super Eagles set to clash with Elephants in AFCON 2023 final

William Paul Ekong of Nigeria celebrates goal during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations
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The stage is set for an epic showdown as the Super Eagles of Nigeria gear up to face off against the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations 2023.

The much-anticipated fixture was confirmed following Côte d’Ivoire's victory over DR Congo in the riveting second semifinal match on Wednesday night.

With both teams showcasing exceptional skill and determination throughout the tournament, they will now vie for the prestigious AFCON trophy in what promises to be a thrilling encounter on Sunday.

The upcoming final marks a significant rematch between the two sides, as they previously clashed in a Group A fixture earlier in the competition.

In that intense encounter, Nigeria emerged victorious with a narrow 1-0 win, courtesy of a crucial penalty converted by William Troost-Ekong.

As the Super Eagles prepare to face their formidable opponents once again, anticipation is running high for another gripping showdown that will undoubtedly captivate football fans across the continent.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.