It’s a big one. Bafana face Nigeria in the Afcon 2023 semi-finals on Wednesday at 19:00.

How is coach Hugo Broos seeing the fixture?


Speaking to the media after beating Morocco in the quarter-finals, coach Broos respects Nigeria but is expecting to find their weak points.

“I see they are a good team, they have a good striking [department]. There are also a few good players like [Ademola] Lookman, he’s a very good player,” the Bafana tactician said via FARPost.

“So, we have to analyse them a bit more. From tomorrow [Sunday], we start analysing. And we will see how we can use the weaknesses in this team but also they have a lot of qualities in that team.

“It’s for both teams, a little bit special because in a few months, we will play against each other in the World Cup qualifiers. So, it’s a test for both of us,” Broos concluded.


In the build-up to the game, the High Commission of Nigeria has sent a warning to its compatriots living in Mzansi.

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As confirmed last week, Nigeria defeated Angola 1-0 in the quarter-finals to seal a place in the last four.

Bafana followed with a 2-0 win over Morocco. The results confirmed a semifinal battle between South Africa and Nigeria on Wednesday at 19:00.

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Meanwhile, the High Commission of Nigeria in Pretoria has urged Nigerians to keep on the safe side before during and after the match.

Nigerians have been asked to avoid provocative behaviour before and after the match and carefully choose where to watch the game against Bafana.

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The message was released in a statement that was shared by Unplayable via X.

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The match will be live from the Stade Bouake on SABC 1 and SuperSport 202.

The last meeting between South Africa and Nigeria was at Afcon 2019, where the Super Eagles won 2-1.

Additionally, Bafana’s last Afcon semi-final involvement was a 2-0 loss to Nigeria in 2000.

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