Sep 7, 2008

World Cup Qualifiers – Nigeria beat South Africa

Nigeria, beat South Africa by a goal to nil to cement their place at the top of their 2010 Nations Cup/World Cup qualifying group. In a must-win match for the South Africans played at Port-Elizabeth, Nigeria - led by stand-in captain, Yakubu Aiyegbeni showed resilience and patience by soaking up waves of pressure from the home side before striking a sucker-punch through Ike Uche.
The Getafe of Spain striker collected a pass outside the eighteen yard box, shimmied past an opponent before drilling a low shot past the South African goalie, Itumeleng Khune, with 20 minutes left to play. The goal seemed to knock all enthusiasm out of the home team as the Super Eagles, in professional fashion, knocked the ball around confident of victory. [Source]

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