Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Saturday evening in Khartourm lost 1-0 against Sudan in their third African Cup of Nations qualifier.
Stephen Keshi’s side have now lost two games in the qualifiers and drew the other to leave theior chances of qualifying for the 2015 African Cup of Nations in jeopardy.
The 2013 AFCON champions’s first chance came in the 10th minute of the game. Mikel Obi’s sublime pass was not converted by Nosa Igiebor.
In the 13th minute of the game, Efe Ambrose plays a speculative ball with the outside of his boot. The Eagles had a lot of the ball but the final effort from the African champions were poor.
A powerful header by unmarked Sudan striker Bakri ensured the hosts got the better of the Stephen Keshi led team in the 40th minute which ultimately was the final result.
Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi saw a volleyed goal in the 87th minute ruled out for offside although there had been several chances which were wasted by the Eagles.
Sunday Emmanuel Chukwuemeka blasted the ball high and wide. A golden chance wasted which summed up the evening for an Eagles side who are now walking on a tight rope and could be eliminated from the qualifying series to the 2015 African Cup of Nations.
The Eagles will host the Sudanese in the reverse leg of the fixtures on Wednesday, 15 October, at the Abuja National Stadium.