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South Africa set up semi-final clash with Nigeria at AFCON

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South Africa set up semi-final clash with Nigeria at AFCON

Ademola Lookman and Percy Tau

Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa will play Nigeria on Wednesday in the Semi-final of the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.

South Africa defeated Cape Verde 2-1 on penalties to set up a date with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the semi-final.

Nigeria had earlier defeated Angola 1-0 to reach the semi-final.

The match is certainly going to be a cracker as any game between the duo had never been easy.

Nigeria and South Africa have met 15 times in competitive football since 1992. The Super Eagles have won eight of such encounters, while the Bafana Bafana won two. The two sides have drawn five games.

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The most recent clash between the two countries was at the quarter-final of the 2019 AFCON. The Super Eagles defeated South Africa 2-1 to advance.

The two countries played 1-1 during the qualification for the AFCON tournament in South Africa. South Africa also defeated the Super Eagles 2-1 in Nigeria in the first leg of the qualification in 2018.

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