Against all expectations, South Africa were beaten 2-0, dropping to the second position on the log, but pushing Nigeria down to the third position.
South Africa had on Tuesday been projected to have maximum points and get a four-point lead ahead of Nigeria in the MarchDay 3 fixtures.
Though a precarious situation, Nigeria’s Super Eagles now have their destiny back in their hands if they can beat South Africa in June to climb up with five points and then days later make a short trip to Benin to face Gernot Rohr’s Benin Republic.
Nigeria’s major rivals in the Group C of the World Cup qualifiers, South Africa, have been unexpectedly dealt a severe blow by relatively lower placed Rwanda.
Picking points from those two matches can get Nigeria back on track for the World Cup qualification.
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