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AFCON: Super Sand Eagles one win away from World Cup spot

AFCON: Super Sand Eagles one win away from World Cup spot
December 10
17:02 2018

Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles are on the verge of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup after a 4-2 defeat of Tanzania on Monday.

Abu Azeez scored one of Nigeria’s four goals to take his African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tally to three – same as Emeka Ogbonna.

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Similarly, Taiwo Adams, who netted twice against Senegal on the opening day, has three goals after he netted one against the Tanzanians.

Emmanuel Ohwoferia and Tyson Ojukwu also scored a goal each against Tanzania.

In other matches on Monday, Egypt defeated 2015 champions Madagascar 4-2 while Morocco edged Cote d’Ivoire 5-4.

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The other semi-finalists will be known on Tuesday as Egypt face Cote d’Ivoire and Madagascar are up against Morocco.

Senegal must avoid defeat against Libya on Tuesday to reach the last four.

Victory on Wednesday will see the Super Sand Eagles pick a ticket to the Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay.

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Nigeria came close to reaching the semi-final of the World Cup seven years ago before losing to Brazil in extra time.

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