South Africa hold Super Eagles to 1-1 draw in Uyo

South Africa hold Super Eagles to 1-1 draw in Uyo

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been held to a 1-1 draw against South Africa in the 2026 Group C World Cup Qualifiers.

The Nigerian team struggled to convert their chances at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium, trailing behind at half-time.

Themba Zwane broke the deadlock for South Africa in the 29th minute with a solo effort.

The second half marked a resurgence for Finidi George’s men who rallied for an early equalizer through Fisayo Dele-Bashiru.

Nigeria team failed to convert their chances during the encounter – Getty image

Dele-Bashiru netted a composed turn-and-shoot, after a precise through pass from Alex Iwobi.

The 2023 AFCON finalists continued their attacking threat, with Samuel Chukwueze hitting the woodwork after dribbling from the flank.

Atalanta star Ademola Lookman was denied severally by Bafana Bafana’s goalie, who stopped his curling effort.

Terem Moffi also missed at point-blank, failing to make a quick reaction that saw him stopped by their visitor’s goalkeeper.

The matchday 3 stalemate sees the Super Eagles drop down to 5th place in Group C of the CAF qualifiers.

The Nigerian side will hope to pick up a better result when they face Benin on Monday, June 10.

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