Nigeria vs South Africa: Why Super Eagles May Score Up to 3 Goals

Nigeria vs South Africa: Why Super Eagles May Score Up to 3 Goals

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles will renew their rivalry with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the semi-final clash in the 2023 AFCON
  • The Nigerian side has a strong defence and impressive attack, while the South African side relies on its 32-year-old goalkeeper Ronwen Williams who saved four penalties during their clash with Cape Verde
  • Nigeria is likely to defeat South Africa with a three-goal margin if the players' experience and their ability to manage pressure play a decisive role journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Nigeria is set to face South Africa in the semi-final of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The football rivalry between Nigeria and South Africa has escalated, and the match's outcome has raised concerns about the safety of some travellers.

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Nigeria vs South Africa: Match Analysis

In the AFCON 2023, the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South Africa have demonstrated defensive strength, with each maintaining four clean sheets, Trust Radio reported.

However, it is pertinent to note that Nigeria has not conceded any goal since its draw against Equatorial Guinea at the competition's opening. In contrast, South Africa conceded in their third match at the group stage.

At the same time, the clean sheet of the Super Eagles was down on the calmness and astuteness of Stanley Nabali, the Super Eagles goalkeeper, and the team's rock-solid and water-tight defence.

AFCON semi-final: Will Nigeria beat South Africa?

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa majorly relies on the heroics of its goalkeeper, Ronwen Williams, who put up a great skill during their encounter with Cape Verde when he saved four penalties.

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The Super Eagles' attack also appears superior. Although its talisman Victor Osimhen has not been scoring as expected, his overall contribution has created goals.

On the other side, the South African counterpart relies on the midfield to perform well.

The semi-final match could come down to the players' experience and how they handle pressure, an area Nigeria is considered better than the Bafana Bafana.

Based on previous encounters and latest form of the Super Eagles, the Nigerian side is likely to win the match against South Africa by 3:0 margin.

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Since 1992, the two teams have faced each other 14 times, with the Super Eagles emerging victorious in seven of those encounters against South Africa.

South Africa had two wins within this period, while both countries drew five times.

Wednesday's show will be the fifteenth time, and many pundits have tipped Nigeria to defeat the South African team in the semi-final of the 2023 AFCON.


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