The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to battle South Africa in the opening game of the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo on June 10, 2017.
NAIJ.com can authoritatively report that both teams are not new to each other as they have previously met at the senior level 12 times.
History favours the Eagles ahead of the mouthwatering clash as they have won seven of those encounters, drawing 4, and losing 1 to Bafana Bafana.
The last time both teams met was an international friendly in March, 2015 which ended 1-1.
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Recall that South Africa denied Nigeria a place at the 2015 AFCON at the same venue in November, 2014. That game ended 2-2.
Checkout the head-to-head stats between both African nations as shown below;
October 10, 1992 Nigeria v South Africa W 4-0 FIFA World Cup
January 16, 1993 South Africa v Nigeria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup
February 10, 2000 Nigeria v South Africa W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations
January 31, 2004 Nigeria v South Africa W 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations
November 17, 2004 South Africa v Nigeria L 2-1 International Friendly
June 01, 2008 Nigeria v South Africa W 2-0 FIFA World Cup
September 06, 2008 South Africa v Nigeria W 0-1 FIFA World Cup
August 14, 2013 South Africa v Nigeria W 0-2 International Friendly
January 19, 2014 South Africa v Nigeria W 1-3 African Nations Championship
September 10, 2014 South Africa v Nigeria D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations
November 19, 2014 Nigeria v South Africa D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations
March 29, 2015 South Africa v Nigeria D 1-1 International Friendly