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Nigeria subdues South Africa in five goals thriller 

Charles Agada and his fellow teammates after the game, which Nigeria comeback to defeat South Africa 3-2 at Stade Chahid Hamlaoui on Saturday night.

Golden Eaglets clawed their way to 3-2 victory over South Africa in the last game of group b played at Stade Chahid Hamlaoui on Saturday.

It was a very thrilling encounter as the South Africans went ahead in the 6th minute through Vicky Mkhawana from corner kick.

Despite trailing behind, Eaglets were never deterred as they continued to spring passes from the defence through the midfield trying to connect the attackers, but the South Africans were resolute at their defence.

Nevertheless, Eaglets continued to pile pressure which eventually paid off as Chales Agada headed into the net in the 33rd minute for the equaliser off a corner kick taken by Nigeria.

With Hope Linus and Usman Owoyemi dictating the midfield for the Eaglets, South Africans had more anxious moments at their vital area, but Eaglets were not clinical to take the lead.

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Abdullahi Abubakar celebrates his goal for Nigeria.

And against the run of play, Siyabonga Mabena punished yhe Eaglets with a great solo goal in stoppage time in the first half.

Eaglets trailed behind going into the break, but parity was restored early in the second half when Light Eke calmly converted into the net from a low cross from Charles Agada.

Eaglets were completely in control afterwards with Abubakar Abdullahi missing the target narrowly. He, however put his name on the score sheet with a cool finish inside the box to give the Nigeria the lead for the first time in the tension soaked encounter.

Thereafter, Eaglets were in cruise control till the end of 90minutes.

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