Nigeria will take on South Africa at Stade de la Paix in the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.
Nigeria are in pursuit of a fourth success while South Africa could clinch a second title if all things go their way. Nigeria are undefeated so far, posting four straight victories. They have glory in their sights but there are two more rivers to cross.
Super Eagles have played with high discipline and are expected to keep faith with that pattern. They have not conceded any goal in their last four games. Their defence and midfield have been greatly complementary, and this has proved difficult for opposing teams to breach. However, South Africa’s depth and stamina could be hard to conquer.
South Africa have proved many pundits wrong in this tournament. The team were not billed as semi-final favourites by most experts earlier on but here they are. Following their absence in the previous edition in Cameroon, South Africa have been able to assemble a formidable unit that could create more surprises.
Bafana Bafana are set to face their familiar foes, who they met last officially in the 2019 Afcon. Nigeria claimed the bragging rights with a 2-1 victory, but it was a back-breaking clash for both sides. We are expecting another fierce contest, with South Africa hoping to improve on their head-to head stats. Nigeria hold seven wins in 12 matches as opposed to one for SA.