South Africa and Libya played goalless on Saturday afternoon in Durban as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series gets to Match Day 2.
The result means that all the four teams in Group E retain the positions they had before the Matchday 2. A win by either South Africa could have pushed Nigeria to the second position depending on the winner and the score line.
But the positive for Nigeria is that the point gap between the team and the leading duo of South Africa and Libya had been narrowed from three points to just a point.
A win in the next match against Libya at home could push Nigeria up to the second position on the premise that South Africa beat Seychelles at home.
It might take up to the last lap of the league for Nigeria to take the lead.