Super Eagles to play Bafana Bafana in South Africa

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in an international friendly on Sunday March 29, the Nigeria Football Federation, as well as the South Africa Football Association, SAFA have confirmed.

The match, which will take place at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, is coming a little over four months after a 2-2 draw in Uyo between the two teams stopped Nigeria from qualifying for the 30th Africa Cup of Nations finals in Equatorial Guinea.

The Mbombela Stadium hosted Nigeria’s first two matches at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations – draws against Burkina Faso and Zambia – but the Eagles went all the way to lift the trophy for the first time in 19 years.

Both the Eagles and Bafana Bafana are preparing for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying series.

The upcoming friendly will be the 12th meeting between Nigeria and South Africa senior men national teams. In the past 11 meetings so far, Bafana Bafana have only prevailed once, lost 7 encounters and drawn the other three.

The last time the Eagles played against South Africa on their home soil was in a qualifying match for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which ended scoreless in Cape Town.


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