Nov 14 2018, Lagos, Nigeria – Nigeria’s men’s and women’s national football teams will be looking to continue their dominance over their biggest rival on the continent, South Africa, this weekend in crucial Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) contests to be broadcast live on SuperSport only on DStv.
After a first official defeat to Bafana Bafana at the start of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the Super Eagles are smarting for revenge and have earmarked Saturday’s return leg as the fixture to avenge last year’s shock 2-0 loss to their bitter rivals.
Saturday’s encounter, live on SuperSport 4 and 9 from 1:00pm, will be Nigeria’s fifth official match on South African soil, which has always been a happy hunting ground for the Super Eagles. They’ve won two and drawn two of the four official matches played there.
The Super Eagles’ overall record over Bafana since 1992, when they were readmitted to world football, is played 13, won seven, drawn four and lost two. It’s the maintaining of this impressive record and qualification to next year’s AFCON in Cameroon that’s driving Saturday’s revenge mission.
On Sunday, meanwhile, the Super Falcons kick off their AFCON title defence against a familiar rival in Banyana Banyana, as the South African national team is affectionately known. The Falcons’ record over South Africa is even more impressive than that of the Super Eagles: played eight, won five, drawn two and lost one.
All five wins have come at an AFCON finals and beating South Africa in the finals has always been a good omen for the Super Falcons as they’ve gone on to lift the title four out of the five times they’ve won against the arch rivals. A sixth victory on Sunday should set the Falcons on their way to an unprecedented 11th title.
Saturday, November 17
South Africa (Bafana Bafana) v Nigeria ( Super Eagles)
SS4 HD, SS10 HD, DStv Now App (1:00pm)
Sunday, November 18
Nigeria (Super Falcons ) v South Africa (Banyana Banyana)
SS4 HD, DStv Now App (4:15pm)