Pinnick: Nigeria to qualify for 2019 AFCON in style

Pinnick: Nigeria to qualify for 2019 AFCON in style
Moses Simon of Nigeria (r) challenged by Tebogo Langerman of South Africa during the 2019 Afcon football qualifier between Nigeria and South Africa at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on June 10, 2017 in Uyo State, Nigeria. @Kabiru Abubakar/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jun 30, 2017. 14:00

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) are confident of beating the South African senior national team, Bafana Bafana.

South Africa registered their first ever win over the Super Eagles in a competitive match which was played in Uyo, Nigeria three weeks ago.

Two goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau earned Bafana a surprise 2-0 win over the Super Eagles in their first 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.

The two giants are scheduled to meet again in another Group E match which will be played in South Africa next year.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick has since vowed to revenge Nigeria's defeat to the 1996 AFCON champions.

“I promise you," Pinnick said on Own Goal Nigeria.

"We will not only qualify for the AFCON but, we will beat South Africa in South Africa."

South Africa are scheduled to host three-time AFCON champions Nigeria on the 12th of October 2018.

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