AFCON 2019: Don’t take South Africa for granted, fans caution Super Eagles


"It's going to be a tough game, South Africa are an even better side compared to the team we played last in Nigeria, so we are ready".

A few hours after Nigeria triumphed last Saturday, South Africa stunned hosts and pre-tournament favourites Egypt 1-0 in Cairo with Thembinkosi Lorch snatching a late victor.

We're expecting another tight tussle in Cairo and 39/20 for a draw after normal time is our initial Nigeria vs South Africa prediction.

"One of our players, Bongani Zungu, was eight years old when South Africa last won an Afcon game on soil so to go from that to beating the host nation the way we did is massive".

The two are teams are familiar opponents as South Africa and Nigeria were paired together in qualifying.

"South Africa don't need a coach who gets so carried away with himself that he can't think on the bench and so you have to make it a day at the office, so you can see things happening in the game, you can change things in the game and you can keep yourself calm and you can still make decisions".

South Africa know how to arrive in style!

Nigeria's run has been somewhat unpredictable.

He first surfaced in South African football when he took the national team job in 2004, resigning the following year after a failed World Cup qualifying bid and returning to Vissel Kobe - a decade after his arrival for a first spell at the Japanese club coincided with the aftermath of an quake that devastated the city.

"I didn't say I'm not interested but we are here as a team and want to try and win it as a team".

Goal! William Troost-Ekong fires Nigeria into the lead late on! However they came back strongly in the second half, showing huge fighting spirit to score in the 63rd and 66th minute to take the lead for one final time and shut out Cameroon.

Africa Cup of Nations - Follow the Football match between Nigeria and South Africa live with Eurosport.

"I don't really pay attention to critics". I don't think that he is fooling anybody to tell you the truth.

Cisse was captain of the team that reached the 2002 final, losing to Cameroon on penalties, and is now coach of a strong side featuring Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

"We did not give up and we fought until the end".

In Africa, SuperSport 4 will broadcast the quarter-final fixtures.