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Super Eagles vs Bafana Bafana: Time and Where to Catch the World Cup Qualifier

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a 2026 World Cup qualifier on July 7, 2024, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium…

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Super Eagles vs Bafana Bafana: Time and Where to Catch the World Cup Qualifier
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a 2026 World Cup qualifier on July 7, 2024, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, set to broadcast on DSTV and the Nigeria Football Federation’s YouTube channel.

Nigeria, currently third in their group, is aiming to top the group with a win, despite missing key player Victor Osimhen.

South Africa, sitting one point above Nigeria, seeks revenge after their 2023 AFCON semi-final loss to Nigeria.

Historically, Nigeria has a dominant record against South Africa, leading the head-to-head encounters.

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Here’s a quick overview of the upcoming World Cup qualifier between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and South Africa:

Match Details:

Date and Time: Friday, July 7, 2024, at 8 pm Nigerian time.

Venue: Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Nigeria.

Broadcast: DSTV and the Nigeria Football Federation’s official YouTube channel.

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Nigeria’s Outlook:

The Super Eagles are currently third in their qualifying group after drawing with both Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

They are under new management with coach Finidi George but will be missing key player Victor Osimhen due to injury.

Victor Boniface is back in the squad after missing the 2023 AFCON due to an injury.

A win would propel Nigeria to the top of Group C before facing the Benin Republic.

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South Africa’s Outlook:

South Africa, second in the group and one point above Nigeria, seeks to avenge their penalty shootout loss to Nigeria in the 2023 AFCON semi-finals.

They started their campaign with a win against Benin and a loss to Rwanda.

Star player Percy Tau will be crucial for their performance.

Historical Context:

In the last 14 encounters, Nigeria has won seven and drawn five, while South Africa has won just twice.

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South Africa hasn’t beaten Nigeria in their last three matches, including a draw at the last AFCON.

This game is crucial for both teams as they aim for the top spot in their group, with high stakes and historical rivalries adding intensity to the encounter.

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