VENGEANCE OOZES AS NIGERIA ASSEMBLES WEAPONS AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA, UGANDA

VENGEANCE OOZES AS NIGERIA ASSEMBLES WEAPONS AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA, UGANDA

BY KUNLE SOLAJA.

 

Beyond aiming at picking the ticket for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations well ahead of last matchday, Super Eagles will be attempting to avenge last year’s home defeat by South Africa in Uyo.

 

Moreover, it was South Africa that denied Nigeria the qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nation in Uyo. The clash in Johannesburg is almost the fourth anniversary of the Uyo clash of the November 19, 2014 Afcon match.

 

Similarly, the friendly match with Uganda in Asaba, the setting will be the same time. South Uganda had also inflicted a home defeat on Nigeria, incidentally also at Uyo on March 25, 2015.

 

It was a match to match the 100th international appearance of Vincent Enyeama. Sadly, Uganda spoilt the show for Nigeria and Enyeama. Recall that before the Uyo encounter, Uganda had also beaten Nigeria 2-1 in Kampala in a Ghana 2008 qualifying duel. Thus the last two clashes of Nigeria and Uganda had been won by the East Africans who 40 years ago, were also responsible for the elimination of Nigeria at the semi-final of Africa Cup of Nations in Kumasi, Ghana.

 

 

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