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2026 WCQ: Dele-Bashiru Thrilled With Bafana Goal , Shifts Attention To Benin Clash

Fisayo Dele -Bashiru can't hide his excitement after scoring on his competitive debut for Nigeria against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, reports Completesports.com.

The Hatayspor of Turkey midfielder was a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up against Hugo Broos' men and he marked his first start in a competitive game for the Super Eagles with a superb goal.

Thembo Zwane gave Bafana Bafana the lead on 29 minutes.

Dele-Bashiru then levelled scores for the Super Eagles immediately after the break unleashing a shot from inside the box after receiving a pass from Fulham midfielder Alex Iwobi.

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The 23-year-old is however disappointed the Super Eagles didn't come out with a win from the game.

"I am happy to score on my competitive debut for Nigeria, disappointing not to come away with three points. Now all focus is on Monday,” he wrote on Instagram.

He will be hoping to be available for Super Eagles' next game against the Squirrels of Benin Republic after copping an injury against South Africa.

The former Sheffield Wednesday star was replaced by Alhassan Yusuf in the 61st minute.

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