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  • Updated: February 11, 2024

Three implications of Kelechi Iheanacho’s glorious celebration against South Africa

Three implications of Kelechi Iheanacho’s glorious celebra

Nigeria overcome South Africa on penalty as AFCON final beckons between Nigeria and Ivory Coast on Sunday night.

Nigeria booked their place in the last match of the tournament courtesy of a 4-2 in the shoot-out win over Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winning penalty-kick as he wheels away in ecstatic celebration aftermath of his winning spot-kick.

Following Iheanacho’s wild goal celebration, Allnews.ng evaluates the key things to note with respect to his celebration.

Massive Commitment

Iheanacho’s goal celebration depicts the level of commitment the Super Eagles players have with respect to the Nigerian National team.

He lost his cool (though on the positive) as he pulled off his shirt and wheeled away in celebration.

It was a massive one from Iheanacho and Nigeria as he reflected the depth of hunger and motivation the current team had to win the game against South Africa.

Not minding the yellow card, he took of his shirt to signal how happy and joyous he was as Nigeria clinch a ticket to final.

Quest for AFCON glory

With the way Kelechi and his team celebrated it obvious they are ready to go extra mile bring the trophy home come Sunday.

They know they’ve got their destiny in their own hand even as they face the host Nation Ivory Coast.

Nigeria’s quest for the fourth title may have been revealed by Kelechi Iheanacho’s dramatic goal celebration.

Whereas it matches the team and manager’s initial ambition when he took over the helm of affairs as Super Eagles boss.

Destiny Maker

The talented Leicester city would be pleased to enter the tray of the game for the first time as he was substituted on alongside Joe Aribo to replace Moses Simon and Ademola Lookman in the team.

His free-kick at the edge of the area rattled the SA fans even though it was coolly saved by goalkeeper Williams.

It came straight to him but the accuracy to the ball would certainly have pulled many from their chairs. While Iheanacho made his mark netting the winning goal of the match.

He was on the bench all this while but when it mattered most he came on to write his game in gold as he executed to perfection his name Iheanacho.

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