Super Eagles qualify for 2019 AFCON after a 1 – 1 draw with South Africa

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for next year’s AFCON after they were forced to a 1-1 draw by hosts South Africa in Johannesburg.

Nigeria now have 10 points from five matches and their final game at home against Seychelles will now be a mere formality.

South Africa, on the other hand, will have to wait till their final qualifying match against Libya in March to decide their qualification. South Africa will need to avoid defeat in the match to also advance to 2019 AFCON.

The Eagles took the lead in the ninth minute when Samuel Kalu’s cross was turned into the net by Buhle Mkhwanazi. South Africa drew level through France-based striker Lebo Mothiba on 26 minutes, when he slotted home a cross by the Man of the Match Percy Tau.


Super Eagles stars including Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, John Ogu, Isaac Promise, Kelechi Ihenacho and others were captured on camera in the dressing room as they celebrated after they qualified for 2019 African Cup Nation tournament, AFCON, earlier this evening.

Nigeria drew 1-1 with hosts South Africa in Johannesburg this afternoon, qualifying with 10 points from five matches in Group E. Their final game will be at home against Seychelles on the 22nd of March, 2019.

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