Saturday’s titanic Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier between Bafana Bafana and the Super Eagles of Nigeria has had football fans talking the whole week and time for talking is over.
South Africa and Nigeria have the biggest rivalry on the African continent, bigger than any other clash, and Saturday’s match has lots of bearing towards the 2019 qualification.
The winner in Saturday’s encounter will qualify for Cameroon while the loser will have to wait a little longer until the final qualifiers in March next year.
To say all roads lead to FNB Stadium on Saturday is an understatement. This is the match that will be followed by the whole of Africa and the world at large.
While Nigeria only arrived in South Africa on Friday morning, the hosts have had a good week of training in scorching Gauteng weather and after the final training session on Friday, the boys looked pumped up and ready for one of their biggest encounter.
Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter told the media at the final media briefing that his charges were ready for this monumental clash, but added it will be a great and tough game all-round.
“It is going to be a tough game. Nigeria are a good team. They will create problems on many levels but if we stretch ourselves and play to the best of our ability, we will give them problems,” he said…