Nigeria 1-1 South Africa World Cup Qualifiers | HIGHLIGHTS

Nigeria 1-1 South Africa rivalry have always been engaging over the years which they have played against themselves.

The Super Eagles still hold on over the Bafana Bafana which they would want to avenge by any means possible anytime they play.

Nigeria came into this game with another approach with a new coach in Finidi George who was once an active member of the same team.

It has always been heated in a match like this which South Africa has proved to be a tough opponent for their rival.

Despite the distance between both nations, they have always held a strong rivalry between themselves anytime they meet.

Their rivalry also extends beyond football as both nationals are known for digging out as the better from Africa.

It is a renewed rivalry between both countries who have stamped their authority in African football over the years.

The meeting between both teams last time was a crucial one which resulted in a lot that happened on the pitch.

The Super Eagles had taken a lead which saw Victor Osimhen make it 2-0 but it was chopped off only for a late leveler to happen.

They carried on playing in the extra time and both teams had moments of hope but everything dashed down to nothing.

The game was separated by penalties and Nigeria had the upper hand through Stanley Nwabali who was crucial.

Nigeria Vs South Africa Starting Lineup

Finidi George is one man every eye will be upon as he is getting his first competitive game since taking over as coach.

Nigeria 4-3-3 

Nwabali, Ajayi, Bassey, Taminu, Samuel, Iwobi, Ndidi, Bashiru, Lookman, Onauchu, Iheanacho OP

South Africa 4-3-3

Williams, Mudau, Ngezana, Mvala, Modiba, Mokoena, Sithole, Zwane, Tau, Mokwana, Rayners

Tonight’s World Cup qualifier is another chapter in this long-standing rivalry between the two nations.

It’ll be interesting to see if South Africa can finally break Nigeria’s dominance, or if the Super Eagles will maintain their upper hand.

The rivalry isn’t just about who wins but It’s a chance for both nations to prove themselves as the top footballing power in Africa.

There’s national pride and bragging rights on the line, making every match a tense and exciting affair.

Nigeria has traditionally held the upper hand over both teams in their previous game played.

They’ve won more games in their head-to-head meetings and recently dominated South Africa in the knockout stages of the AFCON 2024.

The dominance adds a layer of bragging rights for Nigerian fans who are looking to once again witness another victory.

South Africa is sure of making things hard knowing what they stand to achieve by taking the victory.

Both national teams have put up with preparations in which home advantage could count for the Super Eagles.

It’s a big game with a lot at stake when it comes to the ranking for now which isn’t favorable to both teams.

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