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Latest Update about Nigeria VS South Africa Football Competition

South Africa and Nigeria are set to face off in one of the semi-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.

The other semi-final will see the host nation, Ivory Coast, take on the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nigeria has been unbeaten in the competition so far, with their only hiccup being a 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea in the opening game. South Africa, on the other hand, suffered a defeat in their opening match against Mali.

In the 14 games played between the two teams, Nigeria has won 7, lost 2, and drawn 5. To reach this stage, the Super Eagles overcame Angola and Cameroon, while South Africa defeated Morocco and Cape Verde.

The last time South Africa won AFCON was in 1996, while Nigeria claimed the title in 2013.

Nigeria has been employing a 3-4-3 formation, transforming into a 5-4-1 when defending.

South Africa, on the other hand, plays with a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Star striker Victor Osimhen is confirmed to be available for Nigeria, while South Africa’s Thapelo Maseko is ruled out due to a hamstring injury.

Key players for Nigeria include William Troost-Ekong, Ademola Lookman, Ola Aina, and
Stanley Nwabali.

The match between Nigeria and South Africa is scheduled for today Wednesday, 7th January , 2024 at Stade Bouaké in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, with a 17:00 local time kick-off.

Fans can watch the game live on various platforms across Africa and the rest of the world, including AfroSport, Supersport, and Sky Sports for viewers in the UK and Ireland.

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