South Africans Unhappy with Asake Amapiano for AFCON Win

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cote d’Ivoire has continued to make headlines, with South Africa becoming the latest country to progress to the quarterfinals.

On Tuesday, South Africa, in a big twist, knocked out Morocco in the Round of 16 stage with a 2-0 win in San Pedro.

Asake - Joha
Asake – Joha

In a post via its verified TikTok page, the football body posted South Africa’s first goal with Nigeria’s singer Asake’s Amapiano song playing in the background.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) action didn’t go well with South African football fans, who flooded the comment section to express their displeasure.

Following the reactions, CAF has since changed the song. Listen to the new song CAF posted below:

see Netizens comments below:


“I agree with them. We would have commented the same if not worse if they used a Ghanaian song.”


“Maybe na Naija handler.”


“Even CAF thinks Nigeria owns amapiano.”

“When Davido said,” na we get amapiano” they thought he was joking.”

“CAF account handler na Nigeria, nothing you wan tell me Banter E pain them.”


“I pray Nigeria and south Africa qualify.”

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