The highly anticipated clash between Nigeria and South Africa in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations has football enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.
With both teams eyeing a coveted spot in the tournament's semifinals, fans are eager to witness the showdown between these football powerhouses.
The Super Eagles have showcased defensive resilience, conceding only one goal thus far in the tournament, and secured their spot in the semis by overcoming a formidable Angola side.
With both teams eyeing a place in the final, this semifinal clash promises to be a thrilling spectacle.
In this article, we'll delve into the Nigeria vs South Africa date, time, and early streaming information to ensure that fans don't miss a moment of the action-packed encounter between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana.
Nigeria vs South Africa date kick-off time, and venue
The highly anticipated Nigeria vs South Africa match is scheduled for a 5 pm GMT (6 pm Nigerian time kick-off on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.
The battleground for this encounter will be the Stade de la Paix in Bouake, where the teams will vie for supremacy and a coveted place in the AFCON final.
As the clock ticks down to kick-off, football enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the drama and excitement that these two African football giants will undoubtedly bring to the pitch.
Nigeria vs South Africa: How to watch the 2023 AFCON semifinal clash
As football enthusiasts eagerly await this highly anticipated clash, knowing where and how to catch the action becomes crucial.
The Super Eagles secured their place in the semifinals by finishing as runners-up in Group A and subsequently defeating Cameroon 2-0 in the round of 16, with Ademola Lookman showcasing his scoring prowess.
Lookman continued to be the hero in the quarter-finals, netting a crucial goal to edge past Angola with a 1-0 victory.
Now, South Africa stands as the last hurdle between Nigeria and a potential AFCON final, marking a significant moment in their pursuit of continental glory.
South Africa brings an interesting dynamic to the table. With no player currently competing in a top 10 European league, Bafana Bafana relies on a roster predominantly based in the South African Premier Division.
The team's total market value is $24.8 million, a considerable difference from Nigeria's $358 million, emphasizing the diverse landscape of African football talent.
Where to watch the semifinal clash:
The 2023 AFCON, hosted in Côte d'Ivoire in 2024, is accessible for fans across Africa and the globe.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) aims to make the tournament available on free-to-air TV throughout the continent.
In Nigeria, AfroSport is the local broadcaster for the AFCON matches.
For global viewers, various broadcasters will provide coverage, including beIN Sport in the Middle East, North Africa, France, and the United States; CANAL+ for French coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa; GTV in Ghana; Supersports in South Africa; ZIGGO Sport in the Netherlands; and Sky Sports in the UK & Ireland.
Additionally, CAF's media channels will broadcast games in select countries.
As the excitement builds for the Nigeria vs South Africa semifinal clash, fans worldwide can anticipate a thrilling encounter that will unfold on the grand stage of the Africa Cup of Nations.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago