African Champions, Nigeria, out of AFCON 2015

The Super Eagles disappointed millions of their fans as they blew off the chance to be at the 30th edition of the AFCON to be staged in Equatorial Guniea in early 2015 as they were only able to manage a 2-2 draw with South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.

Tekelo Rantie was the tormentor-in-chief  as the South Africa Striker scored two goals one in each half to extinguish the hopes of Nigeria going on to defend the title they won in 2013 in South Africa.

While Nigeria did pull level through two goals from Sone Aluko it was too little too late for Nigeria to get the needed victory that could have helped their qualification quest.

The home draw saw the Eagles finish with eight points from six games, thus finishing third behind South Africa and Congo. Congo defeated Sudan one nil at home to qualify.

Read our liveblog of today’s match in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, here.


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