Bafana Bafana and the Super Eagles will lock horns in the 19th Edition of the Nelson Mandela Challenge which will be played 7:15 PM (Nigerian time) this evening.
Nigeria claimed their third continental title earlier this year,
defeating Burkina Faso in the AFCON final at FNB Stadium. Returning the
team to the scene of their recent triumph will bring back good memories
for coach Stephen Keshi.
The Eagles also have predominantly good memories of playing against
Bafana Bafana, with the West Africans very much the dominant team in the
rivalry. In seven meetings of the sides down the years, they boast five
wins compared to just one for SA.
However, the good news for Igesund and his side is that Bafana’s lone win against Nigeria was in the Nelson Mandela Challenge back in 2004. On that occasion, South Africa won 2-1 in Johannesburg.
It is the second successive year in which Bafana are taking on the reigning African champions for the Mandela Challenge; last year they lost 1-0 to Zambia at FNB Stadium, with Collins Mbesuma scoring the only goal.
Overall, Bafana have seven wins, four draws and seven losses in 18 previous Mandela Challenge matches. Their last win was over Norway (2-1) in the 2009 edition.
SA vs Nigeria-Previous meetings
1994 World cup qualifiers,10/10/1992
Lagos-Nigeria 4-0 South Africa
1994 World cup qualifiers,16/01/1993
Jo'burg-South Africa 0-0 Nigeria.
2000 AFCON Second round,10/02/2000
Lagos-South Africa 0-2 Nigeria
2004 AFCON First round,31/01/2004
Monastir-Nigeria 4-0 South Africa
Jo'burg-South Africa 2-1 Nigeria
2010 World cup/AFCON qualifiers,1/06/2008
Abuja-Nigeria 2-0 South Africa
2010 World cup/AFCON qualifiers,06/09/2010,
South Africa 0-1 Nigeria
Nigeria=5, South Africa=1, Draw=1
What are your prediction for tonight's match?
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