Wednesday 14 August 2013

Eagles Beat their Host in South Africa

Uche Nwanfor celebrating his goal
By Ojay Matthew

Uche Nwafor came off the bench to score a brace as Nigeria defeated South Africa 2-0 in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday night.

Both sides had a number of chances but the Super eagles proved to be stronger in the second half after making telling changes with the Nwafor, Victor Moses and Ahmed Musa coming at the break to reinforce the attack. The match got off to a slow start but in the 11th minute Itumeleng Khune was forced to come out of his line to intercept a long pass that was destined for Nnamdi Oduamadi, while Tshepo Masilela fired wide at the other end three minutes later.
Bernard Parker then managed to get behind the defence on the left in the 24th minute, but...

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