Nigeria vs Bafana Bafana team news
Nigeria, with the African footballer of the year Victor Osimhen leading the charge, has shown formidable defence throughout the tournament, conceding just one goal.
Osimhen, who sustained an abdominal injury, has been confirmed fit, adding to the Super Eagles’ firepower.
On the other side, Bafana Bafana, under the guidance of Hugo Broos, have matched Nigeria’s defensive prowess, showcasing their resilience by reaching their first semifinal in 24 years with a dramatic penalty shootout win over Cape Verde.
Nigeria vs South Africa watch time
The showdown is scheduled for Wednesday, 7 February 2024, promising to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
South African supporters can catch the action live at 19:00 CAT.
The match promises not just to be a test of strength on the field but also a prelude to the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Moreover, Nigerians in South Africa have been reassured of their safety after the Department of International Relations rubbished claims of possible xenophobic attacks made by Nigeria’s High Commissioner in Pretoria.
“DIRCO has learned about an unfortunate advisory issued by the High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Pretoria. The advisory is regrettable as it seems to create alarm and unnecessary tension between South African citizens and Nigerians living in or visiting SA.
“We are confident that the sports-loving nation of South Africa poses no threat to Nigerian citizens, and we do not agree with the apprehension expressed by the High Commission,” the statement read.
Nigeria vs Bafana Bafana score prediction
Past encounters between these two powerhouses suggest a tight contest.
Nigeria edged Bafana Bafana out in the AFCON 2019 quarterfinals, marking a trend of closely fought battles.
However, both teams have evolved since then, with Nigeria aiming to extend its winning streak and South Africa looking to upset the odds. With both teams’ solid defences, the match could very well be decided by a single goal, predicting a nail-biting finish that might push the teams to extra time.
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