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South Africa vrs Nigeria
VVV Venlo striker Uche Nwafor came off the bench to score a brace to hand Nigeria 2-0 victory over South Africa in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday night.
The game was full of goal scoring chances for both sides but the Super eagles proved to be stronger in the second half after Coach Steve Keshi introduced 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 of the Super Eagles on the left in the 24th minute, but his low cross fizzed across goal despite Siphiwe Tshabalala’s diving attempt at the far post.
Three minutes later, John Ogu came closer to opening the crossbar with a brilliant curled effort ...
BEST OF MAXIM
All eyes will be on South Africa as they take on Nigeria on Wednesday night at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban kickoff @ 8pm CAT.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup hosts entertain high flying Nigeria in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in a match that will honour the former political fighter and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.
Bafana Bafana Captain and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune...
Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has pulled out of the Nelson Mandela Challenge friendly between Nigeria and South Africa due to an infection.
The 26-year-old defensive midfielder was expected to play a key role for the reigning African champions against their hosts at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, after his engineered Nigeria’s4-1 semi...
Nigeria beat South Africa 2-0 in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on Wednesday evening at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
A second-half brace from Uche Nwafor was enough to hand the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations champions a deserved win as they only managed to score two goals after creating plenty of chances only a great performance for South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune denied the west African...
Nigeria winger Victor Moses
Nigeria winger Victor Moses has arrived in Durban, ahead of Wednesday’s Nelson Mandela Challenge against South Africa.
The Chelsea star flew in alone as his teammate John Obi Mikel pulled out of the friendly due to a stomach infection.
“In Durban ahead of the game tomorrow against South Africa. Can’t wait!”, Moses wrote on his twitter handle as...