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2019 AFCON qualifiers Libya lead Super Eagles group after goalless draw away to South Africa

Libya continue their dominance of group E with a hard fought 0-0 draw away to South Africa.

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South Africa national team play

South Africa national team


South Africa were held to a goalless draw by Libya who stay top of group E game of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers played on Saturday, September 8.

Both sides came into the encounter with victories in their opening encounter of the group.

South Africa defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-0 away from home while Libya beat Seychelles 5-1 in front of their home supporters.

South Africa vs Libya

With victories in their opening game both South Africa and Libya needed three points to consolidate their spot as group leaders.

South Africa national team play South Africa could not make home advantage count (Supersport)

The game at the Moses Mahbida Stadium provided chances for both sides who looked into impose early on.

The Libyans with the better chances at goal, but could not convert and both sides went into the half time break goalless.

The second half started at the same pace,  with Libya dominating possession and dictating the place, while South Africa aimed to catch their visitors on the counter attack.

Kamohelo-Mokotjo play Libya and South Africa could not brekaa opposition defences (SuperSport)


The game ended in a goalless draw despite a late attempt from South Africa to snatch he winner.

The result means Libya are on top of group E with four points same as South Africa but with a better goal difference.

Premier League sides Leicester City and Arsenal have offered their support to the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup group D fixture against Argentina. play The Super Eagles of Nigeria are behind South Africa and Libya (Getty Images)


The Super Eagles of Nigeria are third with three points while Seychelles are yet to pick up their first points of the campaign after two losses.

Both sides will aim for more points during their next AFCON qualifiers scheduled for October.

Libya face a double header against Nigeria while South Africa will hope to wrap up their qualification in home and away encounters against Seychelles.

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