Super Eagles : “Penalty Is A Game Of Luck” Chukwueze Cries Ahead Of S’Africa Game

Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze reveals his opinion about the upcoming AFCON semi-final game between Nigeria and South Africa reports.

The Super Eagles will come up against the Bafana Bafana on Wednesday as they seek to reach its first AFCON final in over a decade.

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Super Eagles charging towards a fourth AFCON title
Super Eagles during a training session

The Wednesday blockbuster fixture will be the first time Nigeria will be meeting South Africa in the semi-final of an AFCON tournament, in over two decades. And the Bafana Bafana is hoping to come out victorious.

Chukwueze reacted to questions on how the Super Eagles tend to overcome South Africa if the game turns out it will be decide by penalty shootouts. And knowing fully well that S’Africa goalkeeper, Ronwen Williams is widely addressed as a “Penalty specialist.”

Recall, the Mamelodi Sundowns shot-stopper, became the first Goalkeeper in AFCON history to save four penalties in an AFCON match. This feat he achieved against Cape Verde, where he saved four spot-kicks to help his side beat the Blue Sharks 2-1.

Super Eagles aren’t afraid of the Ronwen Williams

According to the AC Milan winger, penalty kick is a game of luck, where anybody can either miss or score.

“Penalty is a game of luck, anybody can miss. It is the one he [Williams] saw that he saved,” Chukwueze was quoted by Daily Post Nigeria.

“I’m not saying he is not a good goalkeeper, he is actually a good goalkeeper, but the most important thing is for us to win in 90 minutes or 120 minutes. We will win without going into penalties.

“It is not about being scared, it is about being on a safer side at the moment. We have been watching their clips, they are good on their own, but we will try our best and win.”

In a related story, former South Africa U-23 playmaker, Junior Khanye publicly admits that Nigeria will beat South Africa.

According to the former Kaizer Chiefs player, Nigeria’s defeat of the Bafana Bafana will serve as a wake-up call to them.

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Bafana Bafana celebrate after beating Cape Verde

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“Nigeria is going to beat us, and that’s when we will get a wake-up call. I’m not saying this because I’m being negative, but it’s just me stating facts,” Junior told Disiki TV.

“I love Bafana Bafana, and I want to see them doing well. But, this is our last game, those guys [Nigeria] are going to punish us.”

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