By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Nigeria stand-in national team coach Daniel Amokachi believes his team’s 1-1 draw with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa was a fair result despite conceding a late goal in Nelspruit on Sunday.
The Super Eagles seemed to be cruising to victory when Ahmed Musa broke the deadlock with a curling shot in the 85th minute at Mbombela Stadium, to beat goalkeeper Khune on duty for the hosts.
However, Bongani Zungu equalised for South Africa – who earlier had a penalty played by enterprising midfielder, Andile Jali, saved by debutant goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi – in stoppage time when he pounced on the rebound from close range.
Amokachi said at the post match conference: “It is a fair result, coming away from home after losing to Uganda (1-0 at home) . Ninety-eight percent of the players are having their second or third game.
“It is a fair result, but when winning and conceding is not good. But that’s football, that’s what happens, it’s not over until the fat lady sings,” Amokachi states.Jiji.ng the cheapest online shopping in Nigeria