Nigeria began their quest to be at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, with a 2-0 defeat to South Africa, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Saturday.
The Super Eagles have missed the last two edition of the tournament and were looking for a fine start to their qualifying game, so they can feature in Cameroon in 2019.
However, Gernot Rohr’s men failed to capitalize on their first-half domination of the game, with Bafana Bafana hitting the post following a defensive mix-up.
South Africa came out after the break more purposeful.
Two second half goals courtesy of Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau, saw the South Africans claim a famous away victory.
Libya top Group E with three points, following their 5-1 win over Seychelles. Baxter’s men are in second place on goals difference, while Nigeria is third with no points.