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Nigeria vs South Africa, 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations: Preview, Prediction, Match Details and Team Players

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South Africa face Nigeria in the last-eight of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019. Bafana Bafana dazed hosts Egypt 1-0 at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday, to set up a last-eight tie against Nigeria, who eliminated defending champions, Cameroon, prior in the day.

Nigeria vs South Africa Team News


Nigeria created their best performance of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as they came from a deficit to defeat Cameroon to advance to the quarter-finals where they will confront South Africa.

Odion Ighalo gave his side the lead inside the opening 20 minutes yet a double from Cameroon left them at the break yet Ighalo’s second was immediately followed up by Alex Iwobi as they held on to win.

Following such a decent performance, it is impossible that Nigeria will make changes to their side in spite of the fact that Samuel Chukwueze was splendid from the bench and may have constrained his way into the beginning XI.

South Africa

South Africa stunned host country Egypt in what was a thrilling outcome and has left Bafana Bafana dreaming of what they could accomplish with a quarter-final against Nigeria lying in wait.

With the scores level heading into the final five minutes of the game after neither one of the sides had managed to break the deadlock, Egypt committed plenty forward to an assault however were gotten out on the counter as Thembinkosi Lorch terminated in.

The South Africans had the option to hold on for an acclaimed triumph as they knocked out one of the top choices for the competition and are set to field a similar side as the one that vanquished Egypt.

Nigeria vs South Africa Match Prediction

In a competition of shocks, South Africa defeating Egypt in the last 16 is right up there with the greatest as they progressed to the quarter-finals. They will meet three-time champs Nigeria for a place in the last-four and despite the fact that they will again be underdogs, this challenge has demonstrated that anything can occur. South Africa will again play on the counter however they may battle this break with Nigeria ready to progress.

Nigeria vs South Africa Match Details

  • When is Ghana vs Tunisia match happening? Wednesday 10th July, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)
  • Where is Ghana vs Tunisia happening? Cairo International Stadium, Cairo

Nigeria vs South Africa Team Squads

Nigeria Team Players

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 Team Players

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 Veldwijk


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