Nigeria continued to drop points as they were held to a goalless draw by South Africa in the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier on Wednesday.

The defending African Champions are yet to register victory in this qualifying campaign having earlier succumbed to a shock 3-2 loss to Congo Brazzaville on Saturday.

Coach Stephen Keshi’s men met a South African outfit that had headed into the match on the back of a 3-0 away triumph against Sudan on Friday.

Nigeria were denied when Osaguona met Musa’s cross just after Ogenyi Onazi’s attempt that curled past the goal mouth. Both sides struggled in the final third of the pitch boring the mammoth crowd in attendance.

South Africa’s Toleko Rantie ought to have handed the hosts the lead in the 84th minute but Nigerian goalkeeper Austin Ejide saved to keep the scores at 0-0.

South Africa travel in October away to face group A leaders Congo who beat Sudan 2-0 on Wednesday. South Africa are second with four points from two matches.

Nigeria also visit Sudan in Octover, seeking victory they have not earned since their 2-3 loss to Argentina in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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