Soccer-Namibia derail Nigeria’s early qualification hopes (Reuters)

By Mark Gleeson WINDHOEK, June 12 (Reuters) – Namibia derailed Nigeria’s hopes of becoming the first side through to the last round of African World Cup qualifying by holding the continental champions to a 1-1 draw in Windhoek on Wednesday. Nigeria defender Godfrey Oboabona struck home an 83rd-minute freekick to deny Namibia an upset after the plucky hosts had gone ahead through substitute Deon Hotto in the 77th minute. Nigeria stay top of Group F, two points ahead of Malawi, who drew 2-2 with Kenya earlier on Wednesday, going into the last round of matches in September. …

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