AFCON 2021: Four European clubs react to Super Eagles leap to knockout stages

Four European clubs, Watford, Rangers, Leicester City and Sparta Rotterdam have commended the Super Eagles for qualifying for the next round of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Super Eagles had qualified for the knockout stages of the ongoing 2021 AFCON tournament in Cameroon after topping Group D.

Augustine Eguavoen’s side had defeated Egypt 1-0 last Tuesday and defeated Sudan 3-1 at the weekend to top the group with 6 points from two games ahead of their final group fixture against Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday.

Against the Sudanese on Saturday, goals from Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi and Moses Simon gave the three-time champions a three-goal lead.

Although Sudan pulled one back through a penalty, it was merely a consolation goal.

Reacting to Super Eagles’ qualification, Watford, in a tweet on Twitter, wrote: “Into the AFCON2021 knockouts! Congrats to William Troost-Ekong and @OkoyeMaduka on their 3-1 win over Sudan with TeamNigeria.”

Similarly, Rangers wrote: “A 3-1 victory for @J_Aribo19 and TeamNigeria today to book their spot in the last 16.”

Also, Leicester City wrote: “lcfc’s @Ndidi25 and @67Kelechi starred for Nigeria in a 3-1 win over Sudan as the Super Eagles soar into the last-16 at AFCON2021.”

Similarly, Sparta Rotterdam wrote: “Another win, games, points TeamNigeria @OkoyeMaduka.”