Amaglug-glug go down to Nigeria

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But the victory was marred by ugly scenes at the end as spectators invaded the pitch.

Taye Taiwo opened the scoring for Nigeria after 25 minutes, rising above the South African defence to power Kennedy Chinwo’s corner kick home.

It took until 74 minutes before the Nigerians doubled their tally, skipper Promise Isaac’s good work resulting in an own goal from the South Africa defence.

Anichebe, whose introduction spiced things up for the Dream Team, capped a fine debut with a well taken goal deep in injury time, shrugging off challenges with ease before firing home.

Nigeria thus finish with eight points, one above Ghana and qualify for the Olympic Games later this year in Beijing.