Nigerian High Commission in South Africa Cautions Against Provocative Celebrations Amidst AFCON Clash
Nigerians residing in South Africa have been advised by the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria to exercise caution and refrain from engaging in excessive celebrations in light of the upcoming AFCON semi-final match between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana.
In a statement issued by the High Commission, concerns were raised over potentially inflammatory remarks made by some South African citizens, particularly regarding threats aimed at Nigerians in the event of a victory for the Super Eagles. The Commission emphasized the importance of vigilance, urging Nigerians to choose their viewing locations wisely and to avoid disruptive behavior regardless of the match outcome.
The statement highlighted the need for Nigerians to maintain their reputation for good conduct and adherence to the law, advising against retaliation in the face of provocations but rather to report any incidents to relevant authorities.
Teni Calls for Super Eagles’ Victory as Grammy Revenge:
Meanwhile, Nigerian singer Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni, has rallied behind the Super Eagles, urging them to secure a decisive victory against South Africa in Wednesday’s semi-final match. Teni specifically called upon star striker Victor Osimhen and his teammates to seek revenge for Nigerian artists’ disappointment at the recent Grammy Awards.
The Grammy Awards, which introduced a new category for Best African Music Performance in 2023, saw South African singer Tyla clinch the coveted prize, causing uproar among Nigerian artists and their fans. The unexpected outcome prompted widespread debate and criticism on social media, with many expressing dissatisfaction over the decision.
As tensions run high ahead of the AFCON clash, Teni’s call for victory serves as a rallying cry for Nigerian pride and determination on the football field, echoing sentiments of resilience and solidarity within the Nigerian community.