South Africa Vs Nigeria (Live Updates): Super Eagles seek revenge in Johannesburg

South Africa vs Nigeria. [PHOTO CREDIT: Goal.com]
South Africa vs Nigeria. [PHOTO CREDIT: Goal.com]

The Super Eagles are desperately looking to avenge the humiliating 2-0 defeat they suffered in the hands of their South African counterparts in the opening game of the AFCON qualifying series in Uyo last year.

Stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa, has been talking tough that he and his teammates will be going all out for the three points in Saturday’s game against Bafana Bafana even though a draw is still good enough for the Eagles.

Though Nigeria has the upper hand in past meetings against their South African counterparts, it must be said that the Eagles have not recorded a win in the last four games against the national football team of the Rainbow nation.

Having both missed out of the last Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria also failing to make it to the penultimate edition, the urge to get the needed result in Saturday’s tie is overwhelming.

The FNB Stadium in the heart of Johannesburg will be the battleground for Bafana versus Eagles clash and kickoff is 2.pm.

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Bafana starting 11 v Nigeria:

Itumeleng Khune, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Sfiso Hlanti, Hlompho Kekana, Tiyani Mabunda, Themba Zwane, Thulani Serero, Lebo Mothiba, Percy Tau

Subs: Darren Keet, Dino Ndlovu, Vincent Pule, Motjeka Madisha, Innocent Maela, Teboho Mokoena, Thembinkosi Lorch.


Super Eagles Starting XI Vs Bafana Bafana

Ikechukwu Ezenwa (GK)

Leon Balogun

Williams Ekong

Kenneth Omeruo

Jaminu Collins

Oghenekaro Etebo

John Ogu

Alex Iwobi

Ahmed Musa (C)

Kelechi Iheanacho

Samuel Kalu

Substitutes

Daniel Akpeyi

Isaac Success

Henry Onyekuru

Chukwueze

Mikel Agu

Bryan Idowu



We are set for kickoff as the anthems of both are now being rendered


The FNB Stadium is far from full .. Temperature put at 32 C


Kickoff! South Africa get the game underway


Throw-in for Super Eagles


The Super Eagles dictating the pace for now


Ahmed Musa in discomfort as Nigeria get a free kick


No hassles for South Africa


SHOT!! Kuhne with a save for South Africa as Musa whips a shot


Nigeria wrongly flagged offside and denied what could have been the opening goal


GOAL!!!!


Super Eagles take the lead Samuel Kalu’s cross bundled in!


Desperate defending by Nigeria as South Africa blow the chance for a quick equaliser


First corner kick for South Africa


Iwobi shows off some skills but Eagles lose possession to Bafana Bafana


Another missed chance by South Africa


Nigeria win a corner as Musa’s attempt is blocked


South Africa’s defence stretched again as Eagles win a corner kick


Ezenwa makes a calm save


Jamiu Collins wins a corner kick for Nigeria


SHOT! Samuel Kalu’s effort goes over the bar


GOALLLLL!!!


South Africa get the equaliser


Lebo Mothiba with the goal for Bafana Bafana


Nigeria has conceded five goals in this AFCON qualifiers


Missed Chance! Iheanahco fails to handle the nice pass given to him by Musa


Corner for Nigeria as we are heading towards half time


Nigeria come close but Etebo’s flick is off target


Half Time South Africa 1-1 Nigeria


No changes … Second Half resumes!


South Africa controlling the game so far


Free kick for Nigeria


South Africa SUB: Lurch in for Serero


Both South Africa and Nigeria have a friendly on Tuesday after this game


Nigerian fans at the FNB Stadium already singing for another goal from the Eagles


Nigeria SUB: Isaac Success comes in for Nigeria, he takes the place of Kelechi Iheanacho


Tau threatening the Eagles defence of Nigeria and Ahmed Musa comes all the way to defend the ball


The ball possession is even at 50% apiece presently


New entrant Isaac Sucess wins a free kick for Nigeria


Samuel Kalu bundled off the ball and Nigeria win a free kick


CHANCE! Omeruo’s header goes off target


Kalu concedes a corner kick


Another change being planned by Nigeria


Offside…… Musa gets the ball in the net but no goal for Nigeria


SUB: Ahmed Musa is taken off for Onyekuru


Ekong takes the Captain’s arm band


Ekong takes the Captain’s arm band


Final change for Nigeria. Alex Iwobi out for Semi Ajayi


FULL Time: South Africa 1-1 Nigeria


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Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section for PREMIUM TIMES. Twitter@tundeyeludini


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