By Johnny Edward:
Former Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo is delighted that the Super Eagles qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations tournament in Cameroon after their 1-1 away draw with South Africa at the FNB Stadium Johannesburg, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Yobo, a 2013 AFCON winner with the Super Eagles, was one of the SuperSport’s guest analysts for the game, and he noted that the Super Eagles churned out a professional job in a rather humid condition in Johannesburg, but admitted South Africa’s Percy Tau gave the three time African champions lots of problems in the encounter.
“It was a tough game, but the Super Eagles got the job done under a tough weather condition,” Yobo stated during his match analysis.
“Percy Tau gave the Super Eagles a lot of problems with his darting runs, but at the end it was a draw.”
“The Nigerian team had chances to kill off the game, but they were unlucky. But as it is, they are through to the next AFCON tournament and I believe they will get better.
“It is a good progression from the World Cup and now the Nations Cup. So they need more of consistency to stay up there, but I will say congratulations once again to them.”
Nigeria now have ten points from five games with a game left to play while South Africa remain second on nine points from the same number of games.
The Mediterranean Knights of Libya are still in the third position despite their huge 8-1 win over Seychelles in Victoria in the other Group E fixture.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles will face Seychelles in their final Group E game in March 2019 while Mediterranean Knights of Libya who must win to qualify for the 2019 AFCON will host South Africa in Sfax, Tunisia in their final game.