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AFCON Qualifier: Congo Brazzaville’s Red Devils Beat Super Eagles 3-2 in Calabar




PIC. 15. NIGERIA-DR CONGO 2015 AFCON QUALIFYING MATCH IN CALABARAbuja (NAN) – Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Saturday in Calabar started the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on a bad note.

The Super Eagles lost 2-3 to the Congolese Red Devils,  who are now placed second in Group A behind South Africa.

Eagles opened scoring in the 14th-minute of the game but Prince Oniangue drew level for the visitors three minutes later.

Thievy Biofouma made it 1-2 in the 40th- minute before adding the third goal through a penalty kick early in the second half to make it 1-3.

Eagles pulled one back through Gbolahan Salami in the 89th-minute but it was not enough to earn the Eagles any point.

The Coach Stephen Keshi-tutored team will now hope to make-up for the home loss when they travel to Cape Town on Wednesday to play Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Bafana Bafana lead Group A with three points followed by Congo still on three points but with a lesser goal margin.

Eagles are third in the group, while Sudan is at the bottom of the log having lost 0-3 to South Africa in Omdurman, Sudan, on Friday.

Photo Credit: NAN-PHOTO

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  1. Halia

    September 7, 2014 at 12:28 am

    :0( used to be super good… Under 17 team seems to do far better. Wonder why…?

  2. Theophilus Ukwumaka

    September 7, 2014 at 4:09 am

    One can’t just place his/her hopes in the super eagles, they will smash it to the ground when you need it high.

  3. @edDREAMZ

    September 7, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Thank God i didnt waste my money on that match…..

  4. mulikat

    September 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    change ur name from Super Eagles to Bad Eagles nothing super again in u.

  5. chi-e-z

    September 8, 2014 at 1:21 am

    kai…all this hurt.abi una dey 4get they just won the last AFCN. I’ll be supportive Super Eagles you can do it. There’s always next cup 🙂

    • chi-e-z

      September 8, 2014 at 1:22 am


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