This time, South Africa’s Stuart Baxter is in the end, but he is not falling for this. Bafana stunned everybody by beating Egypt at the past 16 and they have an opportunity to spring another surprise when they take on Nigeria in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Even though these sides met in the qualifying series, together with the Super Eagles neglecting to conquer Stuart Baxter’s on both events, a location in the semifinals is at stake this time around.
Nigeria vs South Africa Live Stream
Date: July 10
Time: 3 PM ET (9 p.m. local time)
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Wednesday, July 10 continue their quest for a fourth Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) name as they face South Africa at the quarterfinals of AFCON 2019. Nigeria attained the quarterfinals following a 3-2 win over Cameroon on Saturday, July 6 and will face South Africa who dropped out bunch Egypt.
At least that is what South Africa players believed as they came in Lagos to play with Nigeria. Nigeria’s then director, Clemens Westerhof, noted that the visitors wore quite flashy tracksuits.
Under their zip-up shirts, however, hearts were beating quickly. This was a trip to the unknown. Both groups were billeted at the exact same Lagos hotel. Sharing a lift down to the ground floor, a tall fellow participant greeted among his rivals – a youthful, diminutive striker called Bennet Masinga – by inquiring, with a smile, if he had been a ball-boy. This Nigeria team needed a lordly swagger about them. They must be crowned African champions some 14 weeks later, a number of the Olympic champions in 1996.
Nigeria vs South Africa Head-to-head
Nigeria has won six of the 13 aggressive fixtures between both. Bafana has obtained the spoils two with five draws to throw in the deal.
Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi
Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo, Shehu Abdullahi, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, Chidozie Awaziem
Midfielders: John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Peter Etebo, Moses Simon, John Ogu, Henry Onyekuru, Samuel Kalu, Samuel Chukwueze
Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo, Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu
South Africa squad
Goalkeepers: Darren Keet, Ronwen Williams, Bruce Bvuma
Defenders: Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Sifiso Hlanti, Daniel Cardoso, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Innocent Maela
Midfielders: Dean Furman, Thulani Serero, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Hlompho Kekana, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Samuel Mabunda
Forwards: Percy Tau, Lebohang Maboe, Lebo Mothiba, Thembinkosi Lorch, Lars VeldwijkPossible