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African Football Showdown: Nigeria vs South Africa in the 2023 AFCON Semifinals

African Football Showdown: Nigeria vs South Africa in the 2023 AFCON Semifinals

Nigeria vs South Africa: Preview and Predictions for 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Semifinal, Broadcast Details, Team Information, Head-to-Head Statistics, and Betting Odds

In a pivotal matchup determining the first finalist of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa and Nigeria will face off on Wednesday. This clash is marked by the strength of their defences, with both teams showing formidable resistance against their opponents.

Nigeria's impressive defense has been a highlight of this AFCON, allowing just one goal throughout the tournament. Their journey to the semi-finals was secured with a narrow victory over Angola.

Conversely, South Africa's Bafana Bafana, buoyed by goalkeeper Ronwen Williams' outstanding performances, have maintained four consecutive clean sheets, including a thrilling penalty shootout triumph against Cape Verde.

Historically, Nigeria has struggled in recent AFCON semi-finals, losing five of the last six since their previous championship over a decade ago. For South Africa, the stakes are high as they seek their first title since 1996 and their first semi-final appearance since 2000.

The semi-final match, Nigeria vs South Africa, is scheduled for a 5pm GMT start on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. The venue for this eagerly anticipated match is the Stade de la Paix in Bouake.

Broadcast Information:

  • In the UK, the match will be aired live on BBC Two, with coverage beginning at 4.30pm GMT, and also on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League.
  • Live streaming options include the Sky Go app for Sky subscribers and free streaming via BBC Sport and iPlayer portals.

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