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The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cote d’Ivoire has continued to make headlines, with South Africa becoming the latest country to progress to the quarter-finals. On Tuesday, South Africa, in a big twist, knocked out Morocco in the round of 16 stage with a 2-0 win in San Pedro.…CONTINUE READING

How CAF celebrated South Africa’s first goal

In a post via its verified TikTok page, the football body posted South Africa’s first goal with Nigeria’s singer Asake’s Amapiano song playing in the background.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) action didn’t go well with South African football fans, who flooded the comment section to express their displeasure.

Below is a video screenshot from CAF’s TikTok page and comments from South Africans.


Following the reactions, CAF has since changed the song. Listen to the new song CAF posted below:

Nigerians react to CAF video

Captured some of the comments that trailed the video; see them below:



“I agree with them. We would have commented the same if not worse if they used a Ghanaian song.”


“Maybe na Naija handler.”



“Even CAF thinks Nigeria owns amapiano.”


“When Davido said,” na we get amapiano” they thought he was joking.”



“CAF account handler na Nigeria, nothing you wan tell me Banter E pain them.”


“I pray Nigeria and south Africa qualify.”

AFCON: How much Super Eagles will get if they defeat Angola


Meanwhile, recently reported that the Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to face Angola’s Palancas Negras for a place in the semifinal in Côte d’Ivoire.

The high-stakes match offers a substantial $2.5 million reward (approximately N2.24 billion) for the winners, a prize set by the Confederation of African Football for teams that win the quarter-final clash.

The Nigeria versus Angola game is scheduled at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan on Friday, February 2.


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