Nigeria vs South Africa: Will AFCON 2023 Produce New Champion? Here is What We Know

Nigeria vs South Africa: Will AFCON 2023 Produce New Champion? Here is What We Know

  • The 2023 AFCON has entered its semi-final stage, and all of the teams that secured victory at the quarter-final stage have been champions in the continent before
  • The teams that will be competing at the semi-final stage include the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Bafana Bafana of South Africa, host country Cote d'Ivoire and DR Congo
  • While Nigeria has been the African champion on three different occasions, DR Congo and Cote d'Ivoire have won two times each, and South Africa was a one-time champion

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Nigeria's Super Eagles will be taking on the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the semi-final stage of the ongoing 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) following their victory at the quarter-final stage of the competition.

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At the same time, the host country, Cote d'Ivoire, will be battling DR Congo to secure a spot in the final or compete for the third position.

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All AFCON semi-final teams have won the championship before Photo Credit: Ademola Lookman, Bafana Bafana
Source: Twitter

Findings showed all the four teams (Nigeria, South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire and DR Congo) have won the trophy in AFCON history.

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This means judging by history, none of them would be a new champion.

According to a tweet from StatiSense on Sunday, February 4, Nigeria is the current team in the AFCON 2023 semi-final stage with the highest championship winner.

Nigeria's AFCON record

The West African country had won the trophy on three different occasions. The Super Eagles won the highest football competition in the continent in 1980.

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It also won the trophy for the second time in 1994 in Tunisia, while the third was in South Africa 2013.

DR Congo and Cote d'Ivoire's AFCON stats

DR Congo and the host Cote d'Ivoire had won it on two different occasions. DR Congo the tournament in 1968 and 1974 respectively.

On the other hand, Code d'Ivoire emerged champion in 1992 and 2015.

When last did South Africa win AFCON?

South Africa was a one-time champion in the continent in 1996.

However, this will be the fourth time that the Bafana Bafana will make it to the semi-final in the competition's history.

See the tweet here:

AFCON 2023 semi-finalists record

Legit.ng earlier examined the semi-final records of Nigeria's Super Eagles, Bafana Bafana of South Africa, host country Ivory Coast and DR Congo in AFCON.

Nigeria played Ivory Coast in three semi-finals and South Africa once, while the host country played DR Congo once.

Source: Legit.ng

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