South Africa Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula has charged Bafana Bafana to beat the Super Eagles when both sides meet today in a 2015 AFCON qualifier.
Speaking ahead of the clash which is billed for the Cape Town Stadium, Mbalula said: “It will be a good feeling for me if we beat Nigeria.”
“It will be good to beat them more than Sudan. To me, if we win against Nigeria, I will forget everything and celebrate.
“I don’t want to put any pressure on Shakes Mashaba and his team but that’s my wish on top of everything.
“But Shakes Mashaba said it is much better to play outside the country because we give them (Bafana) a lot of pressure playing at home.
“I can see that our happy days are back but it’s still early days, let’s not get carried away now.
“Eish, these Nigerians have been tormenting us throughout and if we beat them, I am sure all South Africans will celebrate all night and my champagne is ready.
“My message to Shakes is that you can lose against all but please beat Nigeria, I am tired of these people.
“But at the end of the day, Shakes and his boys have my support and as a country, we are fully behind them.”