NIGERIA BEATEN AS ​SOUTH AFRICA EXTEND UNBEATEN RUN

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa have extended their unbeaten run after defeating the Super Eagles of Nigeria ​in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday.

The 2-0 win was a record victory for the South Africans, who dominated the game and secured their very first win against Nigeria in a competitive international match.

Goals from Tokelo Rantie and Tosie Tau – in the 53rd and 80th minutes respectively – handed the Gernot Rohr’s men their first defeat since the German tactician took charge in August last year.

The South Africans have not tasted defeat since a third-string selection lost 2-0 at home to Angola in an African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier in October 2015.

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They have thus gone 18 games unbeaten, which is the longest current unbeaten streak of any nation in Africa.

The win takes the Stuart Baxter’s men to second in Group E of the qualifiers behind Lybia, who thrashed Seychelles 5-1 in the group opener on Friday.

Nigeria have started on a poor note by facing a defeat at home.

However, the Eagles will play their next fixture of the Afcon qualifiers against Seychelles in March, 2018, while Bafana will host Lybia in the same period.

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