(AFCON) Wasteful South Africa Throws Group E Open

(AFCON) Wasteful South Africa Throws Group E Open

Femi Solaja
With less than 30 minutes to the Libya versus Super Eagles of Nigeria match in Sfax In Tunisia, the goalless draw posted by South Africa against a resilient Seychelles side in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualification Group E match at the Stade Linite in Victoria, Seychelles, on Tuesday may have thrown the tickets in the group wide open.

The draw saw the Pirates of Seychelles remain bottom on the group standings, while Bafana Bafana of South Africa are still top pending the outcome of the other match between Libya and Nigeria.

Should Nigeria secure a victory against host Libya in Tunisia, it takes Super Eagles to the top of the log with nine points but should the Mediterranean Knights win the match, it thus means that all the three teams are in position to grab the two slot in the group.

A win for Libya and a possible win at home in the last group match against South Africa may edge South Africa out considering the fact that they have a tough home duel against Nigeria in November while coast seems to be clear for Super Eagles to get the vital home win against Seychelles in the last group match.

South Africa still top the group with eight points pending the match between Nigeria with six points and Libya with four points which comes up in less than an hour.

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