The Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Saturday confirmed their place in the Cameroun 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) winning the BAFANA BAFANA of South Africa to an away game which ended a 1-1 draw, leaving the Eagles with 9 points to top the Group E. The match win confirme Eagles first AFCON ticket since 2013.
Amidst the unfavorable weather condition and erratic temperature, the combined team efforts of the Stand-in Captain, Ahmed Musa alongside Iwobi, Iheanacho and Goal Scorer, Samuel Kalu saw the Eagles through the qualifying round to the tournament in Cameroun in 2019.
Celebrating the victory, coach Gernot Rorh confirmed that it was not an easy game, bearing that his 3-5-2 formation payed off and also with the high altitude at the FNB stadium, Johannesburg, the eagles deserved the commendation from fans for their hard work. It was indeed a clash of the titans as both teams needed to put in their best to confirm a sure lead at the top of the group.
However, the loss by the Bafana Bafana to the Super Eagles and that of Seychelles to Libya, leaves the South African ticket to the 2019 AFCON threatened by Libya. The decider match for the second group qualifier between Bafana Bafana and Libya has been scheduled for 23th March, 2019.