It was an fascinating game for the super eagles of Nigeria as theh picked a 1-1 draw against South Africa in the FNB stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa. The Bafana Bafana team has already beaten Nigeria by two goals to nil in their first leg encounter back in Nigeria which left the super eagles wounded. Into the first half, Nigeria played with rising momentum and drew the first blood in Johannesburg as they led the scoreboard with a goal following B. Mkhwanazi's own goal in the 10th minute from a Kalu's side cross. 16th minutes later, Percy Tau did some magical footwork on the Nigerian defenders as he dribbled into the eighteen yard box and gave out a beautiful assist to L. Mothiba who taps the ball in easily levelling the score line again.
ERRORS IN THE GAME.
Its a crystal clear event to say that the Gambian referee Bakary Gassama and his other officials robbed two beautiful goals from the Nigerian team. During the first half of the game, Ahmed musa received a clear up through pass from a teammate whole he made a run but the referee declared it an offside. The replay was shown immediately and from all angle, Ahmed musa was in no offside position. Then in the second half while the game was tensed on which team will break the tie, the Nigerian skipper was ruled to be in an offside position again. Musa made the run for the pass alongside Isaac Success who was substituted in for Iheanacho. This scenario made the Nigerian fans sad and furious when the whistle went for an offside. There was a replay and it was as clear as the diamonds that both Musa and Isaac were both onside. However, after the daylight robbery, the draw Nigeria secured has given them a qualification ticket straight to the African Nations Cup, though they've still got one more standing game against the bottom table wipers "Seychelles" whole South Africa fights for a win or draw against Libya to secure their ticket too.
The linesmen in that he were 85% behaving unconcerned. His nonchalant attitude made him not to raise a flag when Iheanacho was brought down occasionally by the South African defender.
IHEANACHO & IWOBI.
This dudes really disappointing during the game. They lost possessions on regular occasions. Iheanacho who could have given Nigeria a 2-1 lead in the second half could not place a perfect pass from Ahmed Musa under control. He was one of the big boys in the squad and couldn't even impress me😒. He played like a weakling. Iwobi couldn't even create chances in the game. His dribbles were inefficient and ineffective. He lost almost every duel in the game.
ANALYSIS (NIGERIA ; SOUTH AFRICA)
Nigeria lacked the team work that was needed in the game. They played their first 10 minutes vigorously and were lenient after they scored their first goal. The team work and players positioning were below average. South Africa dominated the game all through with few counter event for the super eagles. Percy Muzy Tau was a threat for the super eagles side as he tormented the Nigerian defence all through the game. His basic dribble abilities gave him a clear passage past two Nigerian defenders while he gave an assist.
We off to Cameroon boys #Super_Eagles_Of_Nigeria😘😘😘
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