South Africa - Africa Cup of Nations - 10 July 2019

Ross Houston
July 10, 2019

The quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019) continue on Wednesday evening with a resurgent Bafana Bafana looking to achieve what's been an impossible task so far - defeating Nigeria in the tournament.

South Africa's players have so far earned themselves R520 000 for their exploits at the tournament in Egypt after Safa president Danny Jordaan confirmed the agreed bonus structure in Cairo last week.

Statistically, Nigeria have not beaten South Africa in their last four meetings.

However, they are a resilient bunch and have yet to concede a first-half goal, which makes 23/20 for 0-0 at the interval worth adding to our Nigeria vs South Africa betting tips.

"We'll be respecting Nigeria but not fearing them".

"Not at all. I think the Nigerians are absolutely one of the best teams on the continent".

However, in a rebuttal Bafana Head Coach Stuart Baxter returned the compliment with a slight dig, " I don't think he's fooling anybody", he said in his presser.

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"Indeed, the games are getting tougher, but with determination and team play, I see them emerging victorious", Benjamin said. And going by this script we have opted for South Africa's Ronwen Williams given the better save percentage he offers and his astute awareness at keeping out shots.

The Super Eagles are three-time AFCON winners, last lifting the trophy back in 2013, while South Africa have a solitary triumph from back in 1996. The players were inspired by the crowd the other evening, but I hope they don't need that sort of crowd to find that inspiration.

Nigeria started well in Group B, beating Burundi and Guinea by a goal each to qualify for the knockout round fairly easily at second place.

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"They have players like Tacey Taw who loves scoring against Nigeria and Lorch who scored the goal against Egypt as their key men. I think everybody here has been criticised one way or another but you don't let that get to you", said Ighalo.

Officials reportedly wanted a big name replacement but were believed to be priced out of moves for Herve Renard and Hugo Broos, Cameroon's title-winning coach in 2017, and Baxter was eventually reappointed after a long delay.

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