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Nigeria’s clash with South Africa ends in 1-1 draw

Nigeria fought back strongly in the second half, with Dele-Basiru scoring a fantastic equalizer against Ronwen Williams.

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Nigeria’s clash with South Africa ends in 1-1 draw

In a thrilling match at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Super Eagles of Nigeria faced off against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, ending the game with a 1-1 draw.

Coach Finidi George made an interesting choice by including Paul Onuachu from Southampton in the starting lineup instead of Victor Boniface of Bayern Leverkusen, along with the surprise addition of Fisayo Dele-Basiru in midfield.

Despite Nigeria’s efforts to secure a win and avoid a third consecutive draw in the Group C World Cup qualifiers, South Africa’s Themba Zwane scored a 28th-minute goal, putting his team in the lead.

Nigeria fought back strongly in the second half, with Dele-Basiru scoring a fantastic equalizer against Ronwen Williams.

The Super Eagles continued to press forward, with Samuel Chukwueze coming close to scoring, only to be denied by the crossbar.

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Despite the intense attacks from Nigeria, Bafana Bafana’s defense held strong, ensuring the match ended in a draw.

As the dust settles, Nigeria remains in fifth place with three points, trailing South Africa by just one point on the log table. Both teams showed determination and skill in what was a closely contested match.

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