Defending African champions, Nigeria, were beaten 1-0 in an away match with Sudan to slump to the bottom of Group A in their last African Cup of Nations qualifying match.
According to BBC sports, a goal from Bakri Almadina just before half-time gave Sudan a famous victory in Khartoum.
The Super Eagles desperately needed a win to kick-start their campaign, after suffering a shock home defeat by Congo Brazzaville and an away draw with South Africa in their opening Group A matches.
Coach Stephen Keshi, who is working without a contract, suffered a blow before a ball had even been kicked when Victor Moses was forced to withdraw because of a thigh injury.
The result means that South Africa , who overcame Congo 2-0 in Atlantic city Pointe-Noire, go top of the standings, ending Congo’s 100% record.