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Bafana Bafana Ends Super Eagles unbeaten run

The Super Eagles unbeaten run was ended as Nigeria suffered a surprising home defeat against South Africa on Saturday in their first group qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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Nigeria, who failed to qualify for the last two editions of the tournament, fell to their first competitive defeat to South Africa, losing 2-0 in Uyo in the Group E match.

Second-half goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau gave South Africa a well-deserved win for against the three-time African champions.

Tokelo Rantie opened the scoring with a brilliant close-range header in the 54th minute.

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Tau then doubled the lead when he broke free in a swift counter-attack, putting the ball around goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi before slotting home in the 81st minute.

Nigeria Missed chances in the first half as Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo and Simon Moses failed to score.

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