By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Nigeria stand-in national team coach Daniel Amokachi believes his team’s 1-1 draw with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa was a fair result despite conceding a late goal in Nelspruit on Sunday.
The Super Eagles seemed to be cruising to victory when Ahmed Musa broke the deadlock with a curling shot in the 85th minute at Mbombela Stadium, to beat goalkeeper Khune on duty for the hosts.
However, Bongani Zungu equalised for South Africa – who earlier had a penalty played by enterprising midfielder, Andile Jali, saved by debutant goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi – in stoppage time when he pounced on the rebound from close range.
Amokachi said at the post match conference: “It is a fair result, coming away from home after losing to Uganda (1-0 at home) . Ninety-eight percent of the players are having their second or third game.
“It is a fair result, but when winning and conceding is not good. But that’s football, that’s what happens, it’s not over until the fat lady sings,” Amokachi states.