Nigeria vs South Africa head-to-head, TV Channels, Line-up, Time and Live Stream

Nigeria vs Cameroon the Africa Cup of Nations AFCON quarter-final match kicks off tonight at exact 8 pm Nigeria time at Cairo Internation Stadium, Egypt.

My State News will give you the details about Nigeria vs South Africa head-to-head, TV Channels, Line-up, Time and Live Stream

The past days have been filled with the intense build-up to what could easily pass as one of the most important games ever between South Africa and Nigeria at the ongoing AFCON 2019 tournament in Egypt.

Both teams will battle for a place in the semi-finals today in Cairo.

Nigeria vs South Africa head-to-head

  • Nigeria is three-time African champions while Bafana Bafana won the tournament as hosts in 1996.
  • South Africa beat Nigeria away in their opening match of the AFCON qualifiers in June 2017 and was held 1-1 in the return fixture.
  • Nigeria has not won South Africa in their last five meetings.
  • The last time Nigeria defeated the South African national team was in a CHAN group stage game on August 19 ,2014, where Super Eagles won by 3-1 in Cape Town.
  • Ahmed Musa was the last Nigerian player to score against South Africa. it was in an international friendly in 2015 which ended in a 1-1 draw at Nelspruit.
  • South Africa have only managed to beat the Super Eagles twice in all and only once in a competitive game.
  • Nigeria’s first defeat against South Africa came in 2004. The 2-1 loss in 2004 was in the friendly game used to mark Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
  • In 1992, Nigeria thumped South Africa 4-0 in Lagos on their return to international football after years of being banned owing to apartheid rule back. It was their first head-to-head meeting.
  • The most recent head-to-head meeting between the two sides was in August 2013 for the Nelson Mandela Challenge at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Again Nigeria proved too much for South Africa by winning two-nil through Uche Nwofor’s brace of goals.

Head to Head record:

  • Nigeria 2-0 South Africa, semi-final in 2000
  • Nigeria 4-0 South Africa, the group stage in 2004

Total head-to-head matches played: 13

  • Nigeria wins: 6
  • South Africa wins: 2
  • Draws: 5

See Breakdown below:

  1. 10 Oct 1992 Nigeria v South Africa            4-0      FIFA World Cup
  2. 16 Jan 1993 South Africa v Nigeria            0-0      FIFA World Cup
  3. 10 Feb 2000 Nigeria v South Africa            2-0     Africa Cup of Nations
  4. 31 Jan 2004 Nigeria v South Africa            4-0      Africa Cup of Nations
  5. 17 Nov 2004 South Africa v Nigeria           2-1      International Friendly
  6. 01 Jun 2008 Nigeria v South Africa            2-0      FIFA World Cup
  7. 06 Sep 2008 South Africa v Nigeria            0-1      FIFA World Cup
  8. 14 Aug 2013 South Africa v Nigeria           0-2       International Friendly
  9. 10 Sep 2014 South Africa v Nigeria           0-0       Africa Cup of Nations
  10. 19 Nov 2014 Nigeria v South Africa          2-2       Africa Cup of Nations
  11. 29 Mar 2015 South Africa v Nigeria          1-1        International Friendly
  12. 10 Jun 2017 Nigeria v South Africa L        0-2        Africa Cup of Nations
  13. 17 Nov 2018 South Africa v Nigeria         1-1        Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria vs South Africa line-up

Both Nigeria and South Africa are yet to decide on their starting line. Cameroon and the Super Eagle have lined up their best squad for the match. Check the team squad below.

 Nigeria provisional squad against South Africa

Nigeria line-up. The Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has tabled his squad against Cameroon

The squad for the match are

Goalkeepers      Akpeyi, Ezenwa, Afelokhai

Defenders          Aina, Ajayi, Adeleye, Balogun, Collins, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo

Midfielders         Agu, Etebo, Ogu, Mikel Obi

Forwards             Musa, Osimhen, Iwobi, Iheanacho, Kalu, Success, Simon, Chukwueze

Nigeria Super Eagles line-up

The Super Eagle coach has not released the official line up for this match but for the formation we predicted the 4-2-3-1)

Nigeria predicted line-up vs South Africa

(4-2-3-1): Akpeyi; Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina; Ndidi, Etebo; Simon, Iwobi, Musa; Ighalo

Nigeria vs South Africa TV Channel

Which TV channels will bring the match between Nigeria and South Africa to us live in Nigeria.

Nigerian fans will catch the action live in the following TV channels.

How to watch Nigeria vs South Africa

Nigeria vs Libya will be shown live on TV channels such as GOTV and DSTV. You can as well join live streaming online.

Nigeria vs South Africa on GOTV

If you are GOTV subscribers you can watch the match live on SuperSport Select 2.

Nigeria vs South Africa on DSTV

The DSTV subscribers can also watch the match live on SportSport 4 or SportSport 10 Nigeria.

Nigeria vs South Africa on AIT

The African Independence Television AIT will not show the match live. If the channel will show the match, it may need to join the BON.

Nigeria vs South Africa on NTA, TVC

Will Nigeria vs Cameroon be shown on NTA or TVC, Nigeria Television Authority will show the match live. Television Continental will also show the match live rather.

However, you can watch the live streaming here

Nigeria vs South Africa Kick-off time

When will Nigeria and South Africa match kick-off? the match will kick off at exact 8 PM. The date is Wednesday 10th 2019.

Nigeria vs South Africa Venue

The match will be played at Cairo International Stadium, Egypt.


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