2026 WCQ: Eagles’ First Half Performance Against South Africa Was Poor –Rufai

Former Nigerian international Peter Rufai has blamed the Super Eagles inability to pick the maximum points against South Africa in Friday’s 2026 World Cup qualifiers due to the players poor performance in the first half.

Recall that Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Bafana Bafana at the Godwill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, their third straight draw in the qualifiers.

Zwane netted the opening goal for South Africa in the 29th minute before Fisayo Dele-Bashiru leveled parity at the start of the second half.


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Reacting after the game, the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner, who was a guest on Afrosports, stated that the team didn’t show the kind of explosive action they displayed in the second for the first half.

He, however, said the team must buckle up for

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