The Super Eagles are desperately looking to avenge the humiliating 2-0 defeat they suffered in the hands of their South African counterparts in the opening game of the AFCON qualifying series in Uyo last year.
Stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa, has been talking tough that he and his teammates will be going all out for the three points in Saturday’s game against Bafana Bafana even though a draw is still good enough for the Eagles.
Though Nigeria has the upper hand in past meetings against their South African counterparts, it must be said that the Eagles have not recorded a win in the last four games against the national football team of the Rainbow nation.
Having both missed out of the last Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria also failing to make it to the penultimate edition, the urge to get the needed result in Saturday’s tie is overwhelming.
The FNB Stadium in the heart of Johannesburg will be the battleground for Bafana versus Eagles clash and kickoff is 2.pm.
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Bafana starting 11 v Nigeria:
Itumeleng Khune, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Sfiso Hlanti, Hlompho Kekana, Tiyani Mabunda, Themba Zwane, Thulani Serero, Lebo Mothiba, Percy Tau
Subs: Darren Keet, Dino Ndlovu, Vincent Pule, Motjeka Madisha, Innocent Maela, Teboho Mokoena, Thembinkosi Lorch.
Super Eagles Starting XI Vs Bafana Bafana
Ikechukwu Ezenwa (GK)
Ahmed Musa (C)