AFCON: Nigeria needs miracle to qualify – Former Sports Minister | October 11, 2014

Degrading. Somehow

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Stephen Keshi in a World Cup match against France in Brazil

Stephen Keshi in a World Cup match against France in Brazil

Bala Ka’oje, former Minister of Sports, said on Saturday that Nigeria’s qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) now depends on miracle.

Ka’oje said this in an interview with NAN following the 1-0 defeat of the Super Eagles by the Falcons of Sudan in a qualifying match played in Khartoum.

NAN reports that Sudanese striker Bakri Abdelgadir scored the only goal of the match in the 42nd minute to put Nigeria’s hope of qualifying for the AFCON 2015 scheduled for Morocco in tatters.

The result saw Nigeria slip to the bottom of Group A in the qualifying campaign after South Africa beat Congo 2-0 in Pointe-Noire in an earlier kick-off.

It was Sudan’s first win of the group and their first victory over the Super Eagles since 1967.

Ka’oje expressed regrets that Nigeria’s football was taking…

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