AMAJU Pinnick, president, Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, has vowed to revenge Super Eagles’ 2-0 loss to Bafana Bafana in the reverse leg of the 2019 AFCON qualifying group E match in South Africa. Pinnick, who is the chairman of the African Cup of Nations at the Confederation of African Football, CAF, has also assured Nigerians the Super Eagles will qualify for the Cameroon edition after sitting out the last two editions.
He was speaking during the unveiling ceremony of a five-year sponsorship deal for the Federation Cup from oil and gas company, Aiteo. “I promise you, we will not only qualify for the AFCON but, we will beat South Africa in South Africa,” Pinnick said.
Bafana Bafana shocked the highly rated Super Eagles – beating them 2-0 in front of their home fans in Uyo. It was the first time the South Africans beat Nigeria in a competitive match. Second half goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tao gave coach Staurt Baxter a perfect start on his return as the new coach of Bafana Bafana. The second leg of the tie will be played October 12, 2018.
Before then, the coach Gernot Rohr’s side will have Libya and Seychelles to contend with in the group.
— Jul 10, 2017 @ 01:00 GMT