Published: Mon, November 19, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

AFCON 2019: How Leon Balogun, Shehu reacted to Super Eagles' qualification

AFCON 2019: How Leon Balogun, Shehu reacted to Super Eagles' qualification

The chief executive officer of South Africa stadium management body, Jaqcues Grobbelaar has expressed worries that Nigeria's football fans could outnumber those from his country in Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, reports.

"It was not easy, we knew it would be a hard game because South Africa had to win to be sure to be qualified", Rohr said after the match. South African time, with 23 players, team officials led by Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, members of the NFF Executive Committee, some members of NFF management and NFF staff and a number of media representatives.

The goal gave the South Africans the confidence to come out dictating play in the second half.

"After reaching the World Cup, this was our second target, we did it", said Rohr after his players sealed qualification.

Shehu on the other hand wrote: " We made it.

Bafana held back afterwards and so did the Nigerians with no further offensive displays from either side coming through as the half ended in a stalemate.

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Speaking after the match, Rohr heaped praise on Brighton and Hove Albion player - now on loan at Union St Gilloise in Belgium's second division - as well as few of his Bafana teammates.

"The goal scored by our captain Musa was a good goal and not offside".

"What is important is that we have been upgraded to a Category C airport, which allows bigger planes to land", he said.

The Super Eagles are returning to the continental showpiece for the first time since 2013.

Nigeria are through to next year's AFCON with a game to spare after they drew 1-1 with home team Bafana Bafana today in Johannesburg. The group's whipping boys Seychelles ring up the rear with a solitary point in four matches.

Bafana are left needing a far-from certain draw away against Libya in their final game in March.

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