South Africa Vs Nigeria; Bafana Bafana on the Brink of History: Let's Bring the Trophy Home
Feb 06, 2024

South Africa Vs Nigeria; Bafana Bafana on the Brink of History: Let's Bring the Trophy Home


It is with immense pride and excitement and remarkable achievement of our beloved South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana. For the first time since 2000, they have secured their place in the semifinals of the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations! We look ahead to this AFCON 2023 semi-final at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake with our Nigeria vs South Africa prediction and preview.

Led by the brilliant goalkeeper and captain, Ronwen Williams, our team is set to take on Nigeria's formidable Super Eagles in a highly anticipated match on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. The kick-off is scheduled for 5pm GMT at Stade de la Paix in Cote d'Ivoire and will be broadcast live on Super Sport.

This thrilling encounter promises to be a spectacle of skill, determination, and unyielding passion. As the entire nation rallies behind our team, it's time for us to show unwavering support for our boys in green and gold.

To witness this historic moment firsthand, make sure to tune in to Super Sport. Let's come together as one nation and cheer our heroes onto victory!

But it doesn't stop there - we have an important role to play beyond being spectators. We must let our voices be heard through every avenue possible! Share your messages of encouragement on social media using #BafanaBafanaBringTheTrophyHome. Let's inspire our players with messages that will fuel their determination and remind them that an entire nation stands firmly behind them.

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2023 AFCON, held in 2024, is available to watch live across Africa and the rest of the world. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) aims to make the tournament accessible on free-to-air TV across the continent.

Nigerian fans will be able to watch the match live on Afro Sport, whilst those in South Africa can watch via SuperSport.

In the UK & Ireland, Sky Sports are broadcasting every AFCON fixture.

Other broadcasters include beIN Sport, which will broadcast the tournament in the Middle East and North Africa region as well as in France and the United States; CANAL+, which will show the event in French in Sub-Saharan Africa; GTV in Ghana; ZIGGO Sport in the Netherlands; and the CAF's own media channels will also show games in some countries.

This is more than just a soccer game; it is a chance for us to make history and bring the trophy home. Let's show the world the power of unity, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of South Africa.

 Africa will not be overlooked.

Bafana Bafana comfortably overcame Morocco, who were dubbed by many as the team to go all the way, before seeing off unlikely quarter-finalists Cape Verde.

Hugo Broos’ South Africa are currently unbeaten in 13 games in all competitions, whereas Nigeria suffered a loss to Guinea in preparation for this year’s AFCON tournament.

The Super Eagles have a better head-to-head record against Bafana Bafana, but tensions will be high for this anticipated fixture with the feeling that anything could happen.

5. Who are the key players to watch in the South Africa vs Nigeria AFCON semifinal match?

South Africa Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain, Ronwen Williams, who saved 4 penalties against Cape Verde and Nigeria Victor Osimhen became the hottest property in world football last season when he finished as leading scorer in Serie A, helping Napoli to their first league title since 1990.

6. What are the predictions for the South Africa vs Nigeria AFCON semifinal match?

Nigeria head into this fiery fixture as favorites, South Africa’s Bafana Bafana comfortably overcame Morocco, who were dubbed by many as the team to go all the way, before seeing off unlikely quarter-finalists Cape Verde.

Nigeria is predicted to advance to the final with a win over South Africa in this AFCON semi-final tie. Across 10,000 pre-match simulations by the Opta supercomputer, Nigeria won the game inside 90 minutes 52.2% of the time, with Bafana Bafana winning less than a quarter of them (24.6%)

7. Has South Africa ever won a match against Nigeria in the African Cup of Nations?

South Africa have beaten Nigeria just once in their last 10 meetings but importantly, when they met at the AFCON 2019 quarter-final, the Super Eagles won 2-1,

eKayzone Prediction South Africa will win by 1 to 0 and history will be written as we predict Bafana Bafana to go all the way to finals and eventury lift the AFCON trophy for the second time.

8. What is the recent form of both teams heading into the AFCON semifinal?

A meeting of two imperious defenses will decide the first entrant to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final, when South Africa and Nigeria. Both teams are tactical and discipline wise in defense is the key area most especially South African goalkeeper and captain, Ronwen Williams is in impressive form and full of confidence.

Go Bafana Bafana! Together, we can achieve greatness!

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