Nigeria will look to bounce back from a shock defeat in the opening round of fixtures of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying when they visit South Africa on Wednesday.
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Defending champions Nigeria are coming off a major upset at home, when they fell 3-2 to Congo on Saturday. That result has made this game much more important, with Nigeria, no doubt, looking for comfort in the fact that South Africa have a poor head-to-head record against them.
In nine total matches, South Africa have beaten Nigeria only once, and that win came ten years ago and that too in a friendly.
However, with momentum on their side – South Africa cruised to a 3-0 win over Sudan in their first AFCON qualifier – a possible upset could be on the cards.
"They say in soccer, certain teams have their hoodoo side but we are ready for the Nigeria match," South Africa captain Senzo Meyiwa was quoted as saying by Goal.com. "We are all determined to change the course of history and everyone cannot wait for Wednesday.
"The fact that they lost to Congo has not affected our preparations and determination -- we are just concentrating on our task at hand and that is to beat them in Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.
Confidence certainly seems to have seeped all through the squad, with South Africa coach Shakes Mashaba also singing a similar tune. "We are meeting our nemesis but my gut feel is that all that is about to change," he said. "Wednesday should be a defining moment."
Nigeria will know that while the loss to Congo was a result they should have avoided, such results are a part and parcel of the game.
With plenty of experience in their lineup, the Nigerians should be able to bounce back from the disappointment, with coach Stephen Keshi asking the Nigerians and media to band together in support of the team.
"It's football," Keshi said. "Brazil lost 7-1 and we lost [against Congo]. Everybody is going to lose someday.
"We cannot win all the games all the time. This is where we need the media and Nigerians. They have to be behind the team, so that we can go to South Africa and win."