The President of the South Africa Football Association Danny Jordaan hopes the confirmed March 29 international friendly between South Africa’s Bafana Bafana and the Super Eagles of Nigeria will produce top class quality game.
The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) and their Nigerian counterparts, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday confirmed that the tie will indeed be played after an uncertainty surrounded it.
The NFF have a report on its official to that effect while Jordaan revealed as much in a press conference.
“The upcoming game will definitely be another grudge encounter and both countries’ coaches would like to put the record straight.
“Whenever the two nations clash, the entire country comes to a standstill, more so with a huge Nigerian community in South Africa, this will be another explosive clash.
“This is a match soccer fans must not miss,” said Dr Jordaan, who was the chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa at the elaborate press conference on Friday.
South Africa have never defeated Nigeria in a competitive football game at the senior level, with their only win against the Eagles coming in a Nelson Mandela Invitational game on 17 November 2004.
Tickets for the friendly are available as from Monday.
Head-to-Head Clashes Between The Two Countries:
-10/10/1992 – World Cup qualifier – Nigeria 4-0 South Africa
– 16/01/1993 – World Cup qualifier – South Africa 0-0 Nigeria
– 10/02/2000 – African Cup of Nations – South Africa 0-2 Nigeria
– 31/01/2004 – African Cup of Nations – Nigeria 4-0 South Africa
– 17/11/2004 – Nelson Mandela Challenge – South Africa 2-1 Nigeria
– 01/06/2008 – World Cup/AFCON qualifier – Nigeria 2-0 South Africa
– 06/09/2008 – World Cup/AFCON qualifier – South Africa 0-1 Nigeria
– 14/08/2013 – Nelson Mandela Challenge – South Africa 0-2 Nigeria
– 19/01/2014 – African Nations Championship – South Africa 1-3 Nigeria
– 10/09/2014 – African Cup of Nations Qualifier – South Africa 0 – 0 Nigeria
– 19/11/2014 – African Cup of Nations Qualifier – Nigeria 2 – 2 South Africa