AFCON 2015 Qualifiers: Super Eagles lose in Khartoum

The Super of Eagles of Nigeria risk not qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after going down to a shocking 1-0 defeat against Sudan on Saturday at the Khartoum Municipal Stadium.

A solitary strike by Mohamed Babeker in the 42nd minute proved to be the difference between the Sudanese and the misfiring African Champions.

The goal that Sudan scored was amateurish as both Godfrey Oboabona and Kenneth Omeruo were seriously guilty of ball watching and the hosts made the best use of the oppourtunity that came their way.

With the latest defeat, the Eagles are now rooted to the bottom of the log in Group A with just one point from three games, South Africa are now surprisingly dictating the pace with seven points from three games.

Congo are second with six while Ethiopia have overtaken Nigerian to now occupy third spot with three points.

Before Saturday’s win, the last time Sudan beat Nigeria was far back in 1967 while the last time they managed scoring against the Eagles was in 1973.

The Eagles next match is against Sudan in Abuja, while South Africa will take on Congo.

Even though Nigeria is not completely out of the running to get a ticket to qualify for next month’s Nations Cup in Morocco, it is increasingly looking bleak with another disappointing result on Saturday


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  • robo

    The wages of pride is failure. Keshi should learn this simple lesson

    • Hail_Mzansi

      How about paying the poor guy his monies first. No seems to be blaming the NFF who have polarized the camp beyond repair. I agree Keshi needs to leave not because he failed but chase the rot is too much. Fixing SE us beyond his responsibilities, and maybe expertise too

  • Johnson Joel

    Look the best ways for our super eagles to succeed first is by hiring another good coach who doesn’t boast nor have any grudges against any of his players no matters arising because it damages the unity and their system of playing(2)why must keshi keep on featuring new faces in every our games instead the ones who has already known and understood the method of their playing?especially those players that made him much proud in South Africa last year, where are they now most of them?he left them and continue bringing in amateur players into our squad every time and they don’t even understand most of our top players methods in the pitch,please our NFA should quickly do something better in our coaching crew if they really want our national team to move ahead and achieve success in all /future,thanks!!!

  • Moshie

    Someone’s individual effort ensured we beat Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso to win the last edition of AFCON. That same individual contributed immensely to our qualification for the mundial… and just because of trivial issues, Mba was dropped from the squad. One of his colleagues, Oboabona, said after we lost the friendly game against the USA ‘We don’t play the way we used to play. That team was destroyed shortly before the mundial in Brazil.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    The Eagles should forget AFCON 2015. How could miracle make Nigeria to qualify? Nigerians always depend on miracles instead of doing the right thing. Heaven helps those who help themselves is a regular saying.