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.
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.
Nigeria – D L W W L W
South Africa –D D L W L W
In the Last 6 matches
Nigeria – 1
South Africa -1
Draws – 4
Akpeyi (gk), Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina, Etebo, Ndidi, Simon, Iwobi, Musa, Ighalo
Williams (gk) , Mkhize, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwnazi, Hlanti, Zungu, Furman, Mokotjo, Tau, Lorch, Mothiba
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
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
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
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.
Should be an easy win for Nigeria winning 2-0 .
The team is based on the aforementioned Fantasy Football Picks and X-Factor Star.