After losing 2-3 to the Red Devils of Congo at the UJ Esuene stadium in Calabar over the weekend, the Nigerian Super Eagles will be hoping to redeem their image when they face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa this evening.
South Africa won their first AFCON qualifier of this international break by beating Sudan 3-0 away at Omdurman are in good form heading into the game against Nigeria
Coach of the Bafana Bafana, Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba is very confident his boys can end their poor record against Stephen Keshi’s boys this time around:
“We are meeting our nemesis but my gut feel is that all that [never beating Nigeria] is about to change. Wednesday should be a defining moment”.
“This Nigeria team has been giving us nightmares, but we will fight in every game”.
“When two Elephants meet, it is grass that suffers. Watch out, brace yourself for war that day, because, like I have indicated earlier on, they have given us sleepless nights.”
“This is one time they must brace themselves for war up to the fullest, it won’t be an easy walk in the park for both teams, but what we are looking for is to come out victorious and that win will change a lot of things in our football, both in administration, media wise, any structure that you talk about,” Mashaba stated.
Today’s Morocco 2015 African cup of Nations qualifier is a must-win for Nigerian and that even puts me pressure on the Eagles. The match comes up by 7:00pm today at the Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town.
What’s your prediction for the match?