11 Jul Nigeria vs South Africa: TV channel, reside stream, team information & preview
The Tremendous Eagles are safely into the quarter-finals for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations however have but to indicate their greatest football
Nigeria face South Africa within the second Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final on the Cairo Worldwide Stadium on Wednesday, with the winner set to play both Senegal or Benin within the final 4.
The Tremendous Eagles gained an exhilarating contest 3-2 in opposition to Cameroon to progress, with Odion Ighalo grabbing a double earlier than Alex Iwobi grabbed the winner.
South Africa, in the meantime, upset host nation Egypt by pinching a late purpose at this venue 4 days in the past, Thembinkosi Lorch the person to ship out the Pharaohs as he snatched his first worldwide purpose 5 minutes from the tip.
Can Bafana Bafana trigger one other upset or will Nigeria march on?
TV Channel, Stay Stream & How To Watch
Within the United States (US), the sport could be watched reside and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).
New customers can join a free seven-day trial of the reside sports activities streaming service, which could be accessed by way of iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Hearth TV, Roku and Apple TV in addition to on an internet browser.
In the UK (UK), the sport will probably be broadcast on Eurosport 2 and is obtainable to stream by way of Eurosport Participant.
|UK TV channel||On-line stream|
|Eurosport 2||Eurosport Participant|
Squads & Staff Information
|Goalkeepers||Ezenwa, Uzoho, Akpeyi|
|Defenders||Omeruo, Abdullahi, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Aina, Collins, Awaziem|
|Midfielders||Mikel, Musa, Iwobi, Ndidi, Etebo, Simon, Ogu, Onyekuru, Kalu, Chukwueze|
|Forwards||Ighalo, Osimhen, Onuachu|
Nigeria are hoping to be boosted by the return of captain John Obi Mikel, who missed the match in opposition to Cameroon attributable to a knee damage. He’s a doubt.
Shehu Abdullahi can also have the ability to play a job after making the bench for the primary knockout sport.
Doable Nigeria beginning XI: Akpeyi; Awaziem, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Aina; Ndidi, Etebo; Iwobi, Mikel, Musa; Ighalo
|Place||South Africa squad|
|Goalkeepers||Keet, Bvuma, Williams|
|Defenders||Mkhwanazi, Maela, Cardoso, Mkhize, Mphahlele, Hlatshwayo, Hlanti|
|Midfielders||Zungu, Serero, Zwane, Mokotjo, Mabunda, Furman, Vilakazi, Kekana|
|Forwards||Maboe, Mothiba, Tau, Veldwijk, Lorch|
South Africa haven’t registered any recent damage issues after knocking Egypt out of the competitors on July 6 and appear unlikely to make vital adjustments.
Doable South Africa beginning XI: Williams; Mkhize, Hlatshwayo, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti; Zungu, Furman, Mokotjo; Tau, Mothiba, Lorch
Betting & Match Odds
Nigeria are even cash favourites to win this match in regular time with Guess365. South Africa are priced as 10/Three outsiders, with a draw at 2/1.
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4-time African champions Nigeria have their eyes mounted on one other title, however whereas they begin as favourites for his or her quarter-final in opposition to South Africa, they accomplish that in a respectful method.
Bafana Bafana, whose solely continental triumph got here in 1996, struggled within the group phases however put collectively a formidable show in opposition to Egypt within the last-16, completely deserving their 1-Zero victory and leaving coach Stuart Baxter delighted with what he noticed.
“From the primary couple of video games we weren’t 100% happy with our attacking play,” the Englishman admitted. “The motion across the field was not clear and we had to enhance on that.
“However most likely an important factor was to play a sport that I don’t assume Egypt anticipated us to play. They might have anticipated us, I feel, to play deeper. Subsequently, I needed to press increased. And check out in that approach to shock them with that sport plan. I feel we did it very nicely and I feel it stunned them and I feel that helped us to get a foothold within the sport.”
Baxter’s facet confirmed terrific vitality in that conflict, with Thembinkosi Lorch the standout participant. Certainly, he confirmed sufficient together with Percy Tau to catch the attention of Nigeria legend Jay-Jay Okocha, who despatched a warning to the Tremendous Eagles.
“They appear probably the most harmful gamers for Bafana Bafana going ahead they usually have been instrumental, particularly within the final sport,” the previous Paris Saint-Germain participant informed SABC Football. “Lorch made his debut and he justified his selection, so these are two gamers I am fearful about.”
Coach Gernot Rohr, in the meantime, has informed his facet they should be completely centered on their upcoming problem.
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“At this stage of the competitors, you will need to have total focus and keep away from little errors,” he mentioned. “I hope we are able to produce a greater efficiency from our earlier video games and in addition progress into the semi-final.”
Starved of an AFCON semi-final since 2013, a future for a facet of Nigeria’s pedigree, they have to overcome opponents who’ve made life powerful for them in recent times.
Certainly, Nigeria have did not win any of their final 5 conferences with South Africa, albeit 4 have been drawn. Now could be an ideal time to finish that unfavorable run.