The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has vowed to revenge Super Eagles’ 2-0 loss to Bafana Bafana in the reverse leg of the 2019 AFCON qualifying group E match in South Africa.
TheNFF president was speaking Wednesday during the unveiling ceremony of a five-year sponsorship deal for the Federation Cup from oil and gas company, Aiteo.
“I promise you, we will not only qualify for the AFCON but, we will beat South Africa in South Africa,” Pinnick stressed.
BafanaBafana shocked the highly rated Super Eagles – beating them 2-0 in front of their home fans in Uyo. It was the first time the South Africans beat Nigeria in a competitive match.
Secondhalf goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tao gave coach Staurt Baxter a perfect start on his return as the new coach of Bafana Bafana. The second leg of the tie is scheduled to be played 12th October 2018.
Before then, the coach Gernot Rohr’s side will have Libya and Seychelles to contend with in the group.