South Africa : Senzo Meyiwa, Anele Ngcongca, Thabo Matlaba, Oupa Manyisa, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Dean Furman, Erick Mathoho, Andile Jali, Bongani Ndulula, Tokelo Rantie, Mandla Masango
Nigeria : Austin Ejide, Elderson Echiejile, Kenneth Omeruo, Efe Ambrose, Godfrey Oboabona, John Obi Mikel, Nosa Igiebor, Ogenyi Onazi, Emmanuel Emenike, Gbolahan Salami, Ahmed Musa
1- Referee Joshua Bondo kicks off the game. Nigeria start
South Africa win a free kick. The Bafana’s possession checked.
Ogenyi Onazi gives away the ball but the Eagles regain possession
2- South Africa’s call for a free kick rebuffed; Musa’s looping shot wide off target
4- The Eagles defence launch an attack through Oboabona. Nigeria give away the ball eventually
6- Ambrose blocks a goal-bound shot. Nervy moment for Nigeria!
7- Onazi gives away a free kick
8- Emenike wins a corner for Nigeria. Salami with a poor delivery
9- Omeruo breaks up a South African attack. Meanwhile Salami is down after being stamped on by a defender
12- Musa is fouled
13- Igiebor’s touch is too heavy; goal kick to South Africa
14- Mikel gives the ball away
15- South Africa win a corner after a good build up. Omeruo kicks ball out for corner
17- Musa’s pace and threat nullified. SA with a corner. Ejide leaves his lines but ball is cleared eventually
21- Nigeria’s midfield cut open by swift South Africa counter attack. Ambrose concedes a throw-in while Onazi’s foul follows. SA free kick now.
SA shouts for penalty on a deaf ref’s ears
23- Igiebor is down with injury. It looks bad but is attended to by medics
25-Emenike’s cross is wayward and poor
26- Omeruo’s long cross nullified
28- Eagles launch a slow, patient attack
30- Musa’s pace and trickery checked. Nigeria’s throw in results to no good effect
31- Omeruo wins a Nigerian free kick
32- Super Eagles get a corner from a promising move. Musa’s effort tipped over for another corner
33- South Africa produce a moment of brilliant, skilful one-twos
36- The Eagles passes are going astray. Igiebor blasts a shot on the edge of SA’s box
37- Musa wastes what was a good chance to put South Africa to the swords. Nigeria win a corner. Echiejile’s effort spilled by Meyiwa who gathers on second attempt
40- Eagles made to string passes in their own box by the South Africans
42- Mikel fouled which makes him enraged
43- Emenike wins a corner. Musa behind the ball
44- Yellow card for Oboabona.
45- 2 minutes added
45- South Africa in possession of the ball, but referee Joshua Bondo blows his whistle for end of first half
HT South Africa 0 – 0 Nigeria
45-SA kick off
46- Tekolo Rantie comes off the bench; Mikel loses the ball
47- Igiebor commits a foul. South Africa free kick
48- Omeruo breaks up a SA attack but the Bafana Bafana flagged offside after they had regained the ball
50- South Africa waste their chance off a corner kick
51- Mikel gives away a ‘faulty’ pass
52- Salami’s pass wayward
54- Omeruo clears a tricky ball
57- Mikel wins the ball but the Eagles soon lose the ball.
58- Offside against South Africa
62- Ighodaro comes in for Salami (Nigeria sub)
68- Mikel’s one short pass to Onazi placed too wide
69- Osagona’s clever pass to Musa results to corner. Omeruo would blast the ball wide afterwards
70- Aluko in for Igiebor (Nigeria sub)
Omeruo bails the Eagles after Echiejile is taken for dead by a nimble-footed South African forward
73- Ighodaro’s shot does not trouble Meyiwa
74- Echiejile gives away the ball. South Africa throw. Onazi commits same error
75- Furman yellow-carded for injury on Mikel
Echiejile wastes an Aluko pass
79- Offside call against South Africa
80- Ighodaro’s header cleared from the South African line
81- Aluko’s shot is too tame. Easy catch for Meyiwa
83- Nigeria get out of jail as they clear the ball after threatening Nigerian defence
85- Ejide catches the ball from a low right sided cross. The South Africans are threatening and looks the team to break the duck
88- The South African fans sense their team can get something out of this game. The cheers are more boisterous. Omeruo is down injured
89- Osoagona’s chase of the ball is not fruitful.
90- 3 minutes added. South Africa corner now.
90(+3)- Aluko fouled. Nigerian free kick. Tame header cleared.
The referee stops the drab, disappointing game. South Africa 0-0 Nigeria.
What is your opinion about the 0-0 draw on Wednesday between South Africa and Nigeria? Do you think the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations?
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