Nigeria or South Africa – Who Holds the Superior Head-to-Head Win Record?

The Nigeria-South Africa Rivalry Beyond Football: AFCON 2023 Semi-Finals and More

The rivalry between Nigeria and South Africa extends beyond the football field, encompassing music and other competitions. As the two nations prepare for the AFCON 2023 semi-finals, the question arises: which country boasts a superior head-to-head win record?

When is the Nigeria vs South Africa AFCON Semi-Final Match?

The highly anticipated Nigeria vs South Africa AFCON semi-final fixture is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at the Stade de la Paix stadium in Bouake, Ivory Coast, kicking off at 6 pm West Africa Time (WAT).

Where to Watch Nigeria vs South Africa?

Online Streaming:

  • Azam app
  • StarTimes ON
  • DStv Stream
  • BBC iPlayer
  • Bein Sports

Broadcast Channels:

  • East Africa: Azam Sports, SuperSport TV, New World TV
  • Southern Africa: SuperSport TV, SABC Sport
  • West Africa: SuperSport TV, StarTimes TV, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)

Nigeria vs South Africa: Head-to-Head Analysis

In the 14 encounters between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and South Africa, Nigeria has emerged victorious 7 times, while South Africa claimed victory in 2 matches, with 3 fixtures ending in a draw.

The most recent clash occurred during AFCON 2019, where Nigeria triumphed with a 2-1 win. Samuel Chukwueze and William Troost-Ekong were instrumental in securing the victory for Nigeria.

Here’s a breakdown of the Nigeria vs South Africa Head-to-Head:

Game Number Date Competition Winning Team Score
1 Oct 10, 1992 FIFA World Cup Nigeria 4-0
2 Jan 16, 1993 FIFA World Cup Draw 0-0
3 Feb 10, 2000 AFCON Nigeria 2-0
4 Jan 31, 2004 AFCON Nigeria 4-0
5 Nov 17, 2004 Friendly South Africa 2-1
6 June 01, 2008 FIFA World Cup Nigeria 2-0
7 Sept 06, 2008 FIFA World Cup Nigeria 1-0
8 Aug 14, 2013 Friendly Nigeria 2-0
9 Sept 10, 2014 AFCON Draw 0-0
10 Nov 19, 2014 AFCON Draw 2-2
11 Mar 29, 2015 Friendly Draw 1-1
12 June 10, 2017 AFCON South Africa 2-0
13 Nov 17, 2019 AFCON Draw 1-1
14 July 10, 2019 AFCON Nigeria 2-1

The record reflects a compelling history of clashes between these two football powerhouses, setting the stage for yet another thrilling encounter in AFCON 2023.

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