Lagos - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has saluted the
Sihlangu Semnikati of Swaziland despite handing the South Africans a 2-0 defeat
The former African champions defeated their Swaziland
counterparts 2-0 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, but had to
struggle to secure the win, as the Swazis defended in numbers.
Second half goals from Moses Simon and Efe Ambrose ensured
the Super Eagles secured passage to the group stages of the qualifiers but
Oliseh was still full of praise for the Swazis for their resilience.
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"I have to salute and congratulate the Swazis,"
Oliseh said. "They came here with a game plan and the tactic was to sit
deep and frustrate us, which they almost did.
"They were compact in the way they defended and
attacked occasionally and even though they didn't win, I have to salute them
and I think their coach has done a good job," Oliseh said further.
The group stages of the qualifiers will begin in 2016, when
the final race to Russia 2018 officially begins.
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