Nigeria’s national soccer team, the Super Eagles failed to secure a chance at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament after a 1-0 defeat by Egyptian camp in their Group G match, on Tuesday.
With only one game at hand, and only the group winners to qualify, Nigeria is likely unable to bridge in the five-point margin between them and leaders, Egypt.
Egypt moved to the verge of qualification after Ramadan Sobhy, hit the net in the 65th minute. They will be facing Tanzania in June and book their place in Gabon with any result better than a 3-0 defeat.
The match held in Alexandria became a virtually all-or-nothing tie after Chad withdrew from the competition on Sunday, citing financial constraints, and all results from their games were erased.
That left only three teams in Group G, and according to the rules of the Confederation of African Football, only the winner would make it to the finals.