Nigeria vs SA: Old Videos of Iconic Times Super Eagles Defeated Bafana Bafana Spurs Excitement

Nigeria vs SA: Old Videos of Iconic Times Super Eagles Defeated Bafana Bafana Spurs Excitement

  • Nigeria and South Africa are set to meet again 24 years after Tijani Babangida defeated South Africa in their last AFCON semi-final match
  • Since 1992, there have been a couple of clashes between the two nations at AFCON, which heightens the forthcoming match today, Wednesday, February 7
  • Videos from some of the two football teams' meetings at AFCON trended on social media, leaving fans of the Super Eagles charged
  • In a chat with Femi Fabunmi, a sports analyst, reviewed the boys performance that led them to the final

It is barely a few hours before the scheduled 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final between Nigeria's Super Eagles and South Africa's Bafana Bafana, and the anticipation is high.

Ahead of the encounter between the two rivals, old clips of some of the times the national team defeated the SA team made the rounds online.

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Jay Jay Okocha, Super eagles vs Bafana Bafana, Joseph Yobo
Nigerians anticipate the Super Eagles victory against SA. Credit: @ng_supereagles, @official_jj10, @josephyobo1
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The Nigerian football stars defeated Bafana Bafana in the 2000 AFCON with a 2-0 score from renowned winger Tijani Babangida. This helped the Super Eagles earn a comfortable victory and advance to the final, where they later lost to Cameroon.

In 2019, Nigeria's Super Eagles secured their place in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals after defeating South Africa 2-0 in Egypt. The golas were scored by Samuel Chukwueze and Moses Simon.

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See the video below:

Super Eagles did their best - Femi Fabunmi

In a chat with Femi Fabunmi, a sports analyst noted that the quality and skill level of the South African team influenced how the game played out.

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In his words:

"Super Eagles had a great game against the South Africans, although the level of opposition also affected the game's dynamics."

Nigerians react to previous matches between Nigeria and SA

See the reactions below:


"With the conditions of Nigeria right now, na only una the make us forget our sorrows for some time and I pray that joy that heal us for a moments comes tomorrow again in Jesus name."


"History will repeat itself and even better."


"Omo if we lose tomorrow, the way we go take remember Tinubu ehn."


"These guys gained experience frm europe nd got d strength frm Africa, dats wat Morocco did in d last world cup, if super eagles continue playing dis way, aswear we'll b d first team in Africa to get d world cup."


"It's hard to say this but honestly I see this as the end of the road for the Super Eagles in their 2024 AFCON Outing. Nigeria is getting knocked out from the Competition tomorrow. I would come back for this Comment tomorrow."

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"Make una chop bafana bafana like banana banana. I believe una voltage!!"

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala pushes Super Eagles to defeat South Africa

Renowned Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala sent her best wishes to the Super Eagles in the lead-up to their semi-final against South Africa in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The former Nigerian Minister of Finance spoke highly of the team's talent as she urged them to win the semi-final stage and go on to the championship game.

Okonjo-Iweala shared her poignant goodwill note on Tuesday, encouraging the national team to victory.


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