The Super Eagles will hold aloft a head-to-head superiority over South Africa, heading into Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between both teams in Johannesburg, footballlive.ng reports.
Nigeria has lost only two matches against South Africa, but just one came in a competitive match, which was the 2-0 loss to Bafana Bfana in Uyo on June 10, 2017 at the start of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers.
The only other time Nigeria lost to SA was in the 2004 Nelson Mandela Challenge friendly match, in which Stephen Ayodele Makinwa scored on his Super Eagles debut, but South Africa won the match 2-1.
However, Nigeria have a massive edge over their hosts in terms of facts, statistics and records, having won seven matches against The Rainbow Nation, while four games between them have ended in draws.
The first draw was on January 16, 1993 in a World Cup qualifier, then two AFCON qualifiers on September 10, 2014 in South Africa (0-0) and November 19, 2014 in Calabar (2-2), before a friendly on March 29, 2015 ended 1-1 in Nelson Mandela’s Country.