Nigeria return to Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria return to Africa Cup of Nations

Slow ticket sales for Bafana Bafana, Nigeria showdown

Former Mamelodi Sundowns forward Percy Tau drew praise from Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr after his man of the match performance in South Africa's Afcon qualifier against the Super Eagles at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

In a video below eNCA's Tim Modise explores whether the team is worthy to rally behind.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, have congratulated the Super Eagles over their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualification.

"There is always good rivalry between South Africa and Nigeria".

"On behalf of the NFF, I thank the governor and the good people of Delta for their show of enthusiasm since the Super Eagles came here". Libya, who defeated Seychelles 8-1 in Victoria on Saturday, are third with seven points.

On the Nigeria game, the Bafana Bafana coach said he was both happy and frustrated.

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The hosts started with intent and urgency but Nigeria grew into the game and could have gone ahead in the sixth minute after Musa caught the Bafana defence napping and converted a pass from Iheanacho only for his effort to be wrongly ruled out for offside by Gambian referee Bakary Gassama.

All eyes will now be on Bafana and Libya when the final group matches are played in March next year.

Last month, Bafana played in an nearly empty stadium when they faced Seychelles, such that Grobbelaar and his staff at Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) are urging their compatriots to buy tickets, then troop out to support the team on match day.

However, the South Africans say Nigeria will suffer another defeat this afternoon.

There was a bright chance for Nigeria later in the game but it was Omeruo who squandered as the centre-back headed wide from close range. Samuel Kalu beat Sifiso Hlanti down the right and whipped in a cross, Mkhwanazi deflecting a header that beat Khune at the goalkeeper's near post.

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