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Better than Messi: Nigerians hail Chukwueze after South Africa victory

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By Toby Prince

Nigerians have likened Super Eagles youngster Samuel Chukwueze to Argentina superstar Lionel Messi.

This comparison trailed the country’s 2-1 victory over South Africa at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Wednesday.

Chukwueze, 20, began the scoring for the three-time champions.

The Villareal youngster was a torn on the flesh of the South Africans with his sleek feet, pace and trickery.

Nigerians were utterly pleased with his contribution, to the extent of placing the left-footer alongside Messi.

Here are some reactions on Twitter.

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