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AFCON 2019: Kanu Nwankwo reacts as Nigeria defeats Cameroon, qualify for quarter-final

Nigeria and Arsenal legend, Nwankwo Kanu, has hailed Nigeria’s Super Eagles for qualifying for the quarter-final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019.

The Super Eagles defeated Cameroon 3-2 on Saturday.

Odion Ighalo opened scoring in the 19th minute, after his shot was deflected in by Banana.

The Indomitable Lions fought back to lead 2-1 before the break, thanks to goals from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton N’Jie.

However, Gernot Rohr’s men turned it around with two quickfire goals from Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.

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Reacting, Kanu urged the Super Eagles to keep up the good work, hailing the team for their great comeback against the AFCON defending champions.

He Twitted: “Terrific Atmosphere down here in Egypt. Great comeback boys. Keep up the good spirits Super Eagles🇳🇬. #afcon2019 #supereagles #goodfight #football #goodspirit #nigeria #africa.”

The Super Eagles will now face South Africa in the quarter-final on Wednesday, July 10.

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