The three-time African winners are the favourites to progress to the ultimate of the thirty fourth version of the continental championship
South Africa should produce one other wonderful efficiency just like the one they gave towards Morocco to beat Nigeria on Wednesday, Soccernet.ng studies.
The Bafana Bafana have been the underdogs after they traded tackles with the Atlas Lions – the number-one ranked crew on the continent and 2022 World Cup semifinalists – within the second spherical of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
However second-half targets from Makgopa and Mokoena fired South Africa to a memorable victory and passage into the quarterfinals.
After edging previous Cape Verde on penalties within the Spherical of 8, South Africa are underdogs once more as they face Nigeria within the semifinals.
Bafana Bafana stars admit the conflict towards the Tremendous Eagles can be a troublesome one, they usually each agree that solely a superb show can be required to get the higher of the three-time winners.
“One other powerful encounter,” Kekana mentioned, as per Soweto Live.
“Nigeria are one other good crew with good gamers. I feel this recreation will want lots from us… lots of digging and lots of evaluation. We will’t wait to play, so I feel it’s going to be an excellent recreation to look at.”
Modibo added: “We’re prepared for the duty forward. It will be a really powerful encounter as a result of they’ve been doing nicely on this match, and their defence is excellent.
“We simply want to use ourselves nicely in order that we will win the sport. If we’re being sincere, everybody thinks they’re the favourites, so it’s going to be a troublesome one for us.”
Nigeria’s semifinal tie with South Africa is scheduled for the Stade de la Paix in Bouaké, Ivory Coast, on Tuesda6 pm6pm Nigerian time).