Kenneth Omeruo showered with praise after huge AFCON performance

Nigeria have done it. The Super Eagles became the first team to advance to the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations after their tight one-nil victory over Guinea.

Chelsea’s Kenneth Omeruo was the hero for his nation and bagged the man of the match award after heading the only goal of the game.

The 25-year-old defender was delighted after the match and quickly took to Instagram to celebrate it.

Naturally, after such a colossal performance, he was showered with praise in response to his post.

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God Is Everything. First goal for the eagles.. Man of the match… and qualification to the next round… Proud of team Nigeria.. #omeruo #ko22 #supereagles #afcon2019 πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬

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Chelsea’s official Twitter page were among the first ones to congratulate Omeruo, as they posted a message to congratulate him and his country for their big achievement.

Omeruo has been capped 46 times for his country yet, rather staggeringly, he has never made a senior appearance for the Blues despite the fact he joined the club in 2012.

His contract in west London is due to expire in 2020, and his absence from the senior setup strongly suggests that he will leave the club by then, if not this summer.

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