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World Cup qualifiers: Nigeria drew 1-1 to South Africa at home

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World Cup qualifiers: Nigeria fail to defeat South Africa, settle for 1-1 draw

Super Eagles of Nigeria have played out a 1-1 draw against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying match

World Cup qualifiers: Nigeria fail to defeat South Africa, settle for 1-1 draw
World Cup qualifiers: Nigeria fail to defeat South Africa, settle for 1-1 draw

South Africa took the lead in the 29th minute through Themba Zwane who dazzled past the Nigerian defence to send the ball beyond the reach of Stanley Nwabali in goal for the Super Eagles.

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In the 52nd minute, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru got Nigeria back into the game with an exquisite solo effort from outside the box.

Series of chances then fell to the Super Eagles to snatch a win but the crossbar and the impressive Ronwen Williams in goal for South Africa denied Nigeria a needed win.

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The Super Eagles, as a result of the draw, remain in fifth position as their quest to make it to the 2026 World Cup hang in the balance.

 

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