Nigeria now has 10 points from five games to top group E, with South Africa in second position with nine points, Libya seven, Seychelles none, with one more round of matches to go.
The South Africans will now go to Tunisia to face Libya in a match that it must at least avoid defeat in order to get a spot on the Nations Cup finals coming up in Cameroon later in June/July of next year.
Libya earlier defeated Seychelles 8-1 in the other match in the pool on Saturday.
In 13 previous meetings with South African, Nigeria have won seven, drawn four and lost twice.
From all permutations, Nigeria’s place in the AFCON games for next year is secured even if Seychelles beat Nigeria. Either South Africa or Libya can join Nigeria as qualifiers from the group.
Eagles celebrate qualification
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) November 17, 2018