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.
— DANGOTE SIDE CHICK ♊ (@honilatte) July 10, 2019
Who’s presently your 🐐 reping his country wella..
Retweet for Chukwueze
Like for Messi pic.twitter.com/QWGSJRbYeT
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) July 10, 2019
— KATOR (@KYAQY) July 10, 2019
Semifinals straight… ✈ ✈ ✈
Thanks to Chukwueze, Ekong and the team in general. 🙏
Musa, please start shooting from now on, we won’t say you are stingy, pleeeaaase. 🙏😕 #NGARSA
— 🔯 OTUNBA LAMBA 🕉️ (@Elhay16) July 10, 2019
Remember the name…
Retweet if you think Nigeria will win the AFCON
— 🇳🇬🇳🇬 ™DannyGains 2 ™ 🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@GainWithDanny11) July 10, 2019
— Kick Off (@KickOffMagazine) July 10, 2019