Draw against Nigeria leaves Bafana on an Afcon tightrope


Yobo said as a pitch side analyst for the game at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg that the Eagles gave too much space to South Africa forward, Percy Tau and allowed him to shine in setting up the goal that helped Bafana Bafana equalize and force the draw.

"I was proud of the overall performance and as we sit here we have not lost a game in these qualifiers and have taken four points off Nigeria".

The three time African Champions, making a return to the tournament after missing out on the last two editions, took the lead after Samuel Kalu easily skipped past Sifiso Hlanti before firing a low cross which was bundled in by Buhle Mkhawanazi for an own goal in the ninth minute. "If we had this game in Nigeria, we would have a lot of people", he said.

"If South Africa play the way they did against us today, they will go through. We knew it will be a hard game it was very hot we arrived yesterday morning without sleeping in the night and second half was very hard", Rohr said after the game. The weather was tough for both teams and players coming from Europe. The NFF [Nigeria Football Federation] couldn't make us come early.

"The most important thing was to play this match like a final. I am happy for this young team".

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"The goal scored by our captain Musa was a good goal and not offside".

This is the first time the Super Eagles are reaching the AFCON since they won the title in 2013.

Governor Okowa spoke on Sunday while receiving the Super Eagles on arrival at the Asaba International Airport after their qualifying match for AFCON with the Bafana Bafana football club of South Africa.

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

South Africa beat the Super Eagles when the two nations met in the first round in Nigeria in June past year, but had to fight back this time to get a single point.