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AFCAN 2019: South Africa Stunned Nigeria In The Qualifiers.

​Nigerian men soccer team, The Super Eagles got the shock of their lives as they were beaten 2-0 at home on Saturday by the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The Super Eagles were unbeaten under German coach Genort Rohr, but following a disgraceful performance on Saturday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium saw Bafana Bafana finally recording their first-ever competitive victory over Nigeria after a long time.

Fully determined to break the trend, the South Africans took the game to Nigeria and were rewarded with two second-half goals that handed them the bragging rights over Nigeria.

The Super Eagles
​Nigerian men soccer team, The Super Eagles

After goaless draw in the  first half,  Tekelo Rantie headed Bafana Bafana in front after 54 minutes when he powered home a cross past the safe hands of goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi.

South Africa, who continued to enjoy more of the ball after their goal, doubled their lead in the 80th minute through Percy Tau, who rounded up Akpeyi off a through ball by Dolly to score a second and ensure the South African team break a thirteen year winless streak against the Nigerian team.

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Before Saturday’s game, Nigeria and South Africa have had 12 previous meetings and Bafana Bafana had only won a friendly 13 years ago.

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