Viral sensation Skomota is the talk of the town after his exuberant celebrations during Teboho Mokoena’s 90th-minute equaliser against Nigeria went viral on social media.
While Bafana Bafana may have lost to the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final showdown, Skomota’s wild antics stole the limelight.
The match against Nigeria ended in a draw, leading to a penalty shootout where South Africa ultimately fell short. However, the nation took pride in the team’s journey to the semi-finals, a feat they hadn’t achieved in 24 years.
Yesterday, Bafana Bafana faced DR Congo for the bronze medal in their final Afcon match.
But before the clash, social media exploded with Skomota’s jubilant celebrations. In a now-trending video, Skomota couldn’t contain his joy after Mokoena’s equaliser.
Fans flooded social media with their reactions, with some jokingly wondering how Skomota felt when his famous dance was performed against Tunisia.
Skomota’s infectious happiness has earned him a growing fan base, with many considering him the number one famous and popular figure in South Africa. While the loss against Nigeria may have dampened spirits, Skomota’s wild celebrations brought a momentary burst of joy to the nation.
So, let’s take a moment to appreciate Skomota’s contagious energy and celebrate the team’s achievement in reaching the semi-finals. And who knows, maybe Skomota’s passion and enthusiasm will inspire Bafana Bafana to come back stronger in future tournaments. For now, let’s enjoy the wild ride that Skomota has taken us on!