The Super Eagles of Nigeria after recording a 0-1 loss to Sudan at the Khartoum Municipal Stadium, Sudan in a 2015 African Cup of Nations, AFCON qualifying match, then means it will need a miracle for the West Africans to qualify and defend the trophy they won in South Africa back in 2013.
A solitary strike by Mohamed Babeker in the 42nd minute proved to be the difference between the Sudanese and the misfiring African Champions.
With the latest defeat, the Eagles are now rooted to the bottom of the table in Group A with just one point from three games, South Africa are now surprisingly dictating the pace with seven points from three games.
Before Saturdays win, the last time Sudan beat Nigeria was far back in 1967 while the last time they managed scoring against the Eagles was in 1973.
The Eagles’ next match is against Sudan in Abuja, while South Africa will take on Congo.
Even though Nigeria is not completely out of the running to get a ticket to qualify for the next edition of the Nations Cup in Morocco, it is increasingly looking bleak with another disappointing result.
Results From Other Qualifiers Congo 0 — 2 South Africa
Sudan 1 — 0 Nigeria
Malawi 0 — 2 Algeria
Ethiopia 0 — 2 Mali
Gabon 2 — 0 Burkina Faso
Sierra Leone 0 — 0 Cameroon
DR Congo 1 — 2 Ivory Coast
Uganda 0 — 1 Togo
Mozambique 2 — 0 Cape Verde
Niger 0 — 0 Zambia