AFCON 2023 Semi-final Nigeria vs South Africa – H2H history, Records and Stats

AFCON 2023 Semi-final Nigeria vs South Africa – H2H history, Records and Stats: All you need to know about the head-to-head history of Nigeria vs South Africa as they prepare to meet in the Ivory Coast for the 2023 AFCON semi-final on Wednesday (7 February).

Nigeria and South Africa will face off in the semi-finals of the 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. Both teams have won tough competition so far.

South Africa, despite being locked out for 30 years due to apartheid, has emerged as a powerful football nation. Nigeria have been AFCON champions three times and have a good history in the tournament. With Senegal and Egypt out, Nigeria will be aiming for a win.

When Bafana Bafana met The Super Eagles: What happened last time?

The two sides, Nigeria and South Africa, have faced each other 14 times in football matches. Their first match was in 1992. The most recent meeting was in the 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) held in Egypt. Both teams progressed to the round of 16, with Nigeria finishing second in Group B and South Africa finishing third in Group D.

In the round of 16, South Africa, also known as Bafana Bafana, defeated host country Egypt 1-0. Meanwhile, Nigeria, also known as the Super Eagles, secured a 3-2 win over Cameroon thanks to Alex Iwobi’s winning goal. This set the stage for a quarter-final match between Nigeria and South Africa.

During the quarter-final match, Samuel Chukwueze scored for Nigeria in the first half, but Bongani Zungu equalized for South Africa with 20 minutes left. However, Nigeria eventually emerged victorious with a last-minute winner from William Troost-Ekong.

Following their victory against South Africa, Nigeria advanced to the semi-finals but lost 2-1 to Algeria, who are the champions. However, they got third place by beating Tunisia 1-0.

The 2019 AFCON quarter-final was South Africa’s first appearance at the tournament in four years, as they had failed to qualify for the 2021 edition. In terms of their head-to-head performance, Nigeria has the highest position with 7 wins, 5 draws, and only 2 losses against South Africa.

H2H Stats

Date Competition Winning team Score
October 10, 1992 FIFA World Cup Nigeria 4-0
January 16, 1993 FIFA World Cup Draw 0-0
February 10, 2000 AFCON Nigeria 2-0
January 31, 2004 AFCON Nigeria 4-0
November 17, 2004 Friendly South Africa 2-1
June 01, 2008 FIFA World Cup Nigeria 2-0
September 06, 2008 FIFA World Cup Nigeria 1-0
August 14, 2013 Friendly Nigeria 2-0
September 10, 2014 AFCON Draw 0-0
November 19, 2014 AFCON Draw 2-2-
March 29, 2015 Friendly Draw 1-1
June 10, 2017 AFCON South Africa 2-0
November 17, 2019 AFCON Draw 1-1
July 10, 2019 AFCON Nigeria 2-1

AFCON 2023 Nigeria vs South Africa: Schedule, time and how to watch

AFCON 2023 Semi-final Nigeria vs South Africa - H2H history, Records and Stats

Nigeria and South Africa will meet on Wednesday (February 7) at the Stade Bouaké in Bouaké, Ivory Coast. The game is scheduled to start at 17:00 local time, which is 17:00 GMT and 18:00 CET. The winner will face Ivory Coast or DR Congo in the AFCON 2023 final on Sunday, February 11.

The 2023 AFCON, held in 2024, is available to watch live in Africa and around the world. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) aims to make the tournament available on free-to-air television across the continent.

Nigerian fans will be able to watch the match live on AfroSport, while those in South Africa will watch via Supersports. For England and Ireland, Sky Sports will be broadcasting the match.

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