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By Prakhar Gautam

The NGA vs SA Dream11 match preview –

The African cup of nations has now reached it’s quarterfinal stage and this quarterfinal game has one of the tournament favourites Nigeria face the underdogs South Africa

Nigeria has been the most unpredictable team in this tournament. They lost to Madagascar in the group stages, and in the Round of 16 match, they won a thriller against Cameroon having gone down 1-2 and ended up winning 3-2.

South Africa pulled off an upset against Egypt when they scored an 85th Minute goal to knock out one of the biggest team in the tournament and are now in the quarterfinals.

Nigeria should be too much for South Africa and should win this game.

Here is a look at the game.

NGA vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction:

Where will the match be played?

This match is to be played at the Cairo International stadium.

Where to watch Nigeria vs South Africa live?

The clash will take place at July 11, 2019, 00:30 AM, IST and can be streamed live on Sony Liv.

Stats and Facts for Nigeria vs South Africa

NGA vs SA recent form (Last six matches)

Nigeria –  D L W W L W

South Africa D D L W L W        

NGA vs SA Head to head

In the Last 6 matches

Nigeria – 1

South Africa -1

Draws – 4

NGA vs SA Team News


  • Nigeria is a team that are erratic and after losing to Madagascar and going down to Cameroon they found a spring in their step and came back through three goals.
  • Nigeria will most probably field the same 11 they played against Cameroon in a 4-2-3-1 setup with Ighalo as the lone striker supported by Iwobi, Simon & Musa
  • Chidozie Awaziem is a booking away from suspension and will have to be careful in the game. Daniel Akpeyi will start in goal in the game. Ighalo & Iwobi scored in the previous game and will look to score in this game as well,

South Africa

  • Thembinkosi Lorch, who scored the goal against Egypt, will start despite the return of Themba Zwane from suspension in the playing 11,
  • Bogani Zungu, Sfiso Hlanti and Thulani Hlatshwayo are all on the booking and will be suspended if they get another yellow card.
  • They are likely to play a 4-3-3 formation with Mothiba Lorch and Tau expected to play in front and Williams to play in Goalkeeper. The defence will be very crucial with Hianti being key in Full back.

NGA vs SA Probable Playing 11:


Akpeyi (gk), Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina, Etebo, Ndidi, Simon, Iwobi, Musa, Ighalo

South Africa:

Williams (gk) , Mkhize, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwnazi, Hlanti, Zungu, Furman, Mokotjo, Tau, Lorch, Mothiba

NGA vs SA Fantasy Football Picks-


Odion Ighalo

The striker has started coming into form and is now expected to be a mainstay of the attack, he will be expecting to score in the game against South Africa. He has a strong presence and holds the ball well as well

Goals : 3 Assists:1

Alex Iwobi

The game against Cameroon saw him come back into form with a goal in the game in the previous game. Although he hasn’t come into his own in this tournament, his quality can not be questioned with his performances in the premier league with one of the top teams in the country Arsenal. His very impressive club stats (given below) must translate into form for his country and make his country overcome the Cameroon challenge

Goals : 3 Assists : 6

Xfactor – Kenneth Omeruo is expected to return at the heart of the Nigerian defence and ensure that his defence is a fortress that cannot be breached. He is also a threat in the set piece situation and already has a goal in the tournament against Guinea.

Goals : 1 Assists : 1

South Africa

Bongani Zungu

He has been the best player in the tournament for South Africa and will hope his form continues as South Africa look at a bigger test than ever, in this quarter final encounter

Goals -1 Assists -0

Percy Tau

Although he hasn’t come into his own in this tournament, his quality can not be questioned with his performances in Ligue 1 where he has scored heavily for  his side Strasbourg . South Africa are looking for a goal from somewhere and his club stats (below) are an indication that he could be the player to do it for them

Goals : 10 Assists : 2

Xfactor – Kamohelo Mokotjo is a player from Midfield who plays his trade for Brentford in England . His knack of assisting in goals and even scoring them could come in handy in such a tight game. He scored 2 goals and assisted in a further 3 goals in the last season.

Match Prediction

Should be an easy win for Nigeria winning 2-0 .

NGA vs SA Team Predictions

The team is based on the aforementioned Fantasy Football Picks and X-Factor Star.

Team 1

Team 2

Prakhar Gautam

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