The game started slowly before Samuel Chukwueze's opener in the 27th minute. It was then up to Bafana Bafana to get into the game but the Super Eagles contained them very well.
That was until VAR came to Bafana's aid in the 71st minute. Goalscorer Bongani Zungu was in an offside position but he was played on-side since the ball wasn't passed to him by a South African player. Percy Tau's cross had actually struck the back of Nigeria's Odion Ighalo.
However South Africa let the game go in the 89th minute when keeper Ronwen Williams failed to clear a corner kick, allowing William Troost-Ekong to easily score into an inviting net.
We provide you with a massive Twitter reaction collection from both Nigeria and South Africa on the night. There is match anticipation from famous superfan Botha Msila.
We have video reaction from the VAR incident, fan reaction from the stadium and big screens elsewhere.
We also discover that there are many supporters impressed with the performance of Chukwueze. Finally, there are just as many Nigerian fans who loved to comment they ate 'Banana Banana' on this night.
#AFCON2019— Front Runner (@FrunSports) July 10, 2019
SOUTH AFRICA v NIGERIA
BAFANA BAFANA GOALKEEPER @ronwen30 MESSAGE FOR THE NATION BEFORE THEY FACE THE THE SUPER EAGLES TONIGHT @LimarMedia @Veli_Mbuli @Brand_SA #BAFANABAFANA #SUPEREAGLES #TOTALAFCON2019 #FRUNSPORTS pic.twitter.com/TyryGFJ9MW
It might NOT be 80K fans at the Cairo Stadium tonight but we have our 80K voices invested in @LadyD_IronLady and @MsilaBotha 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 #marawatv #MarawaMoments #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/baossgbGCa— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) July 10, 2019
VAR you beauty. 1-1. pic.twitter.com/fJNIoj0PDc— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) July 10, 2019
Hello VAR my friend 😁— Mazola J. Molefe (@superjourno) July 10, 2019
Keeper ☹️— Mazola J. Molefe (@superjourno) July 10, 2019
Tough break for @ronwen30, silly mistake with grave consequences for #BafanaBafana. But you have to give it to @de4no22 for an outstanding match #AFCON2019#SuperEagles 2 - 1 #RSA🇿🇦. #SABCNews pic.twitter.com/QLWgOGDRkp— Thabiso Sithole (@ThabisoSithole) July 10, 2019
Look at the unity, nothing like it was a Christian that score the goal or it was a Muslim that gave assist, we were all after Nigeria’s 🇳🇬 victory. Let’s keep the hatred aside, understand our differences and build a greater Nigeria irrespective of tribe or religion #SuperEagles— Abdullahi Yusuf (@Ay_Bawaa) July 10, 2019
FT: @NGSuperEagles 2-1 @BafanaBafana , Nigeria progress to the semi-finals. Yheeer, to lose it at the end like that. Nigeria also had better chances though in this game. #AFCON2019 @Hollywoodbets #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/5dvfLMIjQu— Velile Mnyandu 🇿🇦 (@Veli_Mbuli) July 10, 2019