South Africa coach Hugo Broos has commended Super Eagles star Ademola Lookman in anticipation of the Bafana Bafana’s semifinal clash with Nigeria in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.
Nigeria secured a 1-0 victory over Angola, while South Africa triumphed 2-1 on penalties against Cape Verde on Saturday night, securing spots in the semi-finals. Both teams are set to face off on Wednesday at the Stade de la Paix, Bouaké.
Broos observed Nigeria’s progression, emphasizing their improvement since the 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea in the initial group stage match. The coach specifically highlighted Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman as standout players in the Nigerian squad who can make a significant impact.
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Addressing reporters after the win against Cape Verde, Broos stated, “Nigeria is a team that has consistently improved with each game. When I watched them play, it’s evident they are a very good team with a top-notch striker. There are also several noteworthy players, such as the goal scorer Lookman, a highly skilled player. We need to delve into further analysis now because we didn’t do it at that time.”