Super Eagles fumbles to a goalless draw with South Africa

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Nigeria struggled to a goalless draw with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa to get their first point in Group A of the Morocco 2015 African Nations Cup qualifying series.

Nigeria needed a win against a team they have beaten eight times and lost to only once, but the South Africans came out at the Cape Town Township Stadium determined to defeat their more illustrious opponents.

Although both team created few chances in the opening half of the game, South Africa saw a lot of the ball and asked most of the questions with Sibusiso Vilakazi a handful for the Eagles.

South Africa almost went ahead as early as the eighth minute when Manla Masango broke down the right flank and crossed for Oupa Manyisa, but Efe Ambrose snuffed out the danger.

The second was better for both teams, but as in the first stanza, the players always ran out of ideas at the crucial moment.

The Super Eagles almost took the lead in the 80th minute, but substitute Christian Osaguona’s header was cleared off the line by Erick Mathoho.

South Africa had a golden chance to win the game when Rantie got a one on one chance with Austin Ejide, but the Super Eagles goalkeeper did well to deny the striker.

The result sees South Africa on four points and in second place behind Congo Republic, who defeated Sudan earlier in the day to move to six points.

Nigeria is third on one point, while Sudan lies fourth with no point

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