Wednesday, November 19, 2014

South Africa v Nigeria head-to-head record

Nigeria vs South Africa

South Africa v Nigeria head-to-head record will play a major role in today's decisive qualifying AFCON game. A complete record of competitive matches played between the two countries in the last 10 outings.

Nigeria 4 – 0 South Africa [World Cup qualifier, 10 October 1992]
South Africa 0 - 0 Nigeria [World Cup qualifier, 16 January 1993]
Nigeria 2 – 0 South Africa [Africa Cup of Nations, 10 February 2000]
South Africa 0 – 4 Nigeria [Africa Cup of Nations, 31 January 2004]
South Africa 2 – 1 Nigeria [Nelson Mandela Challenge, 17 November 2004]
Nigeria 2 – 0 South Africa [World Cup qualifier, 1 June 2008]
South Africa 0 – 1 Nigeria [World Cup qualifier, 6 September 2008]
South Africa 0 – 2 Nigeria [[Nelson Mandela Challenge, 14 August 2013]
South Africa 1 – 3 Nigeria [Chan, 19 January 2014]
South Africa 0 – 0 Nigeria [[Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, 10 September 2014]

The Super Eagles of Nigeria host the South Africans at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo, Nigeria at 19h00 needing three points to qualify for next year's African Cup of Nations.

"We know what to expect from South Africa. They are in a confident mood after winning the group and qualifying. They have never beaten Nigeria in a competitive game so they will come here with a determination to break that record but we are prepared.

"Now we must do everything to get the three points and qualify for the Nations Cup."

South Africa are unbeaten in their five qualifying matches under coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba.

But the Bafana Bafana boss is wary of what awaits them in the southern town of Uyo.

"Going back to Nigeria will be war, it won't be just an ordinary football match," said Mashaba, whose side were held 0-0 by the Super Eagles in Cape Town.

"Nigeria never expected to draw with us, and we should've beaten them, on the day luck was just not on our side."


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