The Super Eagles of Nigeria will no doubt pose a different threat to South Africa than when they last met when Nigeria were beaten 0-2 at home in their first AFCON 2019 Qualifiers.
Coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr is optimistic of a better display than last time out based on certain variables which the coach explained in an interview after yesterday’s close door training session.
“We lost to South Africa a long time ago – over a year ago, but my young team now have experience of the World Cup and I believe they are able to play a good match even if we are missing four key players especially the goalkeeper and the goalscorer.
“Training sessions were good and we are well prepared”, Rohr said .
Nigeria will be hoping to seal qualification for the African Cup of Nations with a win over South Africa on Saturday, and if that happens it will be the first time they will be at the soccer showpiece since winning the 2013 edition of the tournament.
South Africa are under pressure to avoid a defeat with their final group game coming up against Libya who are expected to beat Seychelles same day Nigeria are taking on South Africa.