AFCON: Nigeria’s Super Eagles VS South Africa’s Bafana Bafana

The highly anticipated AFCON semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa is set for today, Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, at 6:00 PM WAT at the Peace Stadium in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire.

Nigeria is currently ranked 42nd in the FIFA rankings (6th in Africa) compared to South Africa’s 66th (12th in Africa). However, South Africa has impressed with their defensive solidity, keeping four consecutive clean sheets.

This is the sixth encounter between these two sides at the AFCON, the last time they met, Nigeria won 2-1. Head-to-Head they both have 3 draws and 1 win each.

The super eagles of Nigeria will be hoping for goals from Victor Osimhen, an in-form Ademola Lookman, and William Troost-Ekong, while South Africa will rely on the experience of Percy Tau and the goalkeeping heroics of Ronwen Williams.

It promises to be a higly entertaining match, with Nigeria already losing in the Grammys to South Africa’s own Tyla. The match promises to be both pulsating and explosive for both nations.

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