Nigeria Super Eagles Qualify For AFCON 2019
The Nigeria Super Eagles have booked their place in the upcoming African Cup of Nation AFCON 2019 in Cameroon.
The Super Eagles secured the deservedly and needed one point after 90-minutes of great performances from both teams.
The tough contest took place at the at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Gambian Referee, Bakary Papa Gassama two offside calls against Ahmmed Musa denied the Super Eagles two clear goals which could have taken the goals tally to 3 – 1.
The Eagles grabbed the lead 10 minutes after kick-off when South Africa’s Buhle Mkhwanazi scored an own goal.
Lebo Mothiba, however, levelled the score for Bafana Bafana after 16 minutes.
Nigeria later tried to get the lead once again with Captain Ahmed Musa’s attempt, but the referee disallowed the goal.
After the restart, the Eagles made another attempt and it was also disallowed by the referee.
At the end of the match, Nigeria top Group E with 10 points.
The victory earned them an automatic ticket for next year’s tournament scheduled to take place between June and July in Cameroon.
Ahead of Saturday’s match, Captain Musa and 21 other players took part in the training held on Tuesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
The Super Eagles play Uganda on Tuesday in a friendly match.