AFCON 2015: Eagles in final fight for qualification ticket
The Super Eagles are literally just 90 minutes away from securing qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup Nations to be staged in Equatorial Guinea.
After a poor start in the qualifiers which saw the reigning African champions garner just one point from three games; Coach Stephen Keshi’s tutored side looks to have finally found it’s bearing and need just one more win to be assured of their place at next year’s AFCON.
Standing in-between Nigeria and qualification is South Africa’s Bafana Bafana who some say are ready to play the spoilers for the Eagles in Wednesday’s clash at the newly commissioned Akwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo.
The South Africans say they want to protect their unbeaten run in the qualifying series having gone five matches without any defeat and would thus give a fierce fight despite having qualified to compete at the the 2015 Nations Cup .
Nigeria fully aware that only victory will do, have on their part promised to throw in all they’ve got to make sure they complete the set mission of not disappointing the over 170 million passionate fans rooting for them to go defend the title they won last year in South Africa.
It is worth noting that the South African male team have never beaten Nigeria in any competitive game, the last time both teams played each other was in Cape Town and the game ended 0-0.
Stay here with Premium Times for live updates on the epic clash coming up in Uyo.
Kick off 6pm
Bafana Bafana starting XI vs Nigeria: Darren Keet (GK), Eric Mathoho, Tefu Mashamaite, Sibusiso Khumalo, Anele Ngcongca, Oupa Manyisa, Dean Furman (Cap), Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Mandla Masango, Tokelo Rantie, Bongani Ndulula
Substitutes: Brilliant Khuzwayo (GK), Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Rivaldo Coetzee, Andile Jali, Kermit Erasmus, Themba Zwane, Lehlohonolo Majoro
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