BAFANA Bafana of South Africa recorded their first-ever competitive victory over Nigeria when they defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier tonight in Uyo.
Nigeria and South Africa have clashed 12 times before tonight and Bafana Bafana had only won a friendly 13 years ago.
It was also the first loss by Eagles coach Gernot Rohr since he took over the team in July 2016.
Libya now lead Group E after they trounced Seychelles 5-1 on Saturday in Cairo, Egypt.
In March 2018, Nigeria will be away to Seychelles, while Libya will be guests of South Africa.
Tekelo Rantie headed Bafana Bafana in front after 54 minutes when he powered home a cross from the right past Akpeyi with the Nigeria defence guilty of ball watching.
It was a just reward for the visiting team, who came out to play after a scoreless first half.
South Africa, who continued to enjoy more of the ball after their goal, doubled their lead in the 80th minute through Percy Tau, who rounded up Akpeyi off a through ball by Dolly to score.
Earlier in the second half, Themba Zwane crashed the Nigerian post a second time in the 79th minute with the Nigeria defence all at sea.
And moments later a penalty appeal by Bafana Bafana was overlooked by the Tunisian referee after Keegan Dolly appeared to have been fouled by Chidozie Awaziem inside the Super Eagles box.
Bafana Bafana cleared off the goal line on 79 minutes when Etebo fired at goal as Nigeria continued to chase the game.
The Super Eagles enjoyed more of the ball in the first 45 minutes, but they could have gone behind against the run of play three minutes from the interval when goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi spilled a cross from the left, but Zwane’s shot from inside the box somehow came off the post