Nigeria vs South Africa: Lineups, stats, where to watch – AFCON 2023 semi-final

Nigeria vs South Africa: Lineups, stats, where to watch – AFCON 2023 semi-final
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An interesting fixture is on the cards as Nigeria vs South Africa go head-to-head at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday 7th February.

There's a lot on the line, as the winner of this game will advance to the final of AFCON 2023.

Probable Nigeria vs South Africa lineups

Nigeria's Super Eagles will likely line up in a 3-4-3 formation like they did in their previous four matches.

Napoli's Victor Osimhen has some issues with his abdomen, so he'll face a late fitness test ahead of this game.

On the other hand, Bafana Bafana adopted a 4-2-3-1 formation in all their games, so they are expected to use the same formation on Wednesday.

Thapelo Maseko was injured in South Africa's last game, so it'll be interesting to see if he'll be fit for this match.

Nigeria vs South Africa
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On that note, these are our probable Nigeria vs South Africa lineups:

Nigeria

Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali.
Defenders: Calvin Bassey, William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi.
Midfielders: Zaidu Sanusi, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina.
Forwards: Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman, Victor Osimhen.

South Africa

Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams.
Defenders: Khuliso Mudau, Mothobi Mvala, Grant Kekana, Aubrey Modiba.
Midfielders: Thapelo Morena, Teboho Mokoena, Percy Tau, Themba Zwane, Sphephelo Sithole.
Forwards: Evidence Makgopa.

Confirmed Nigeria vs South Africa Lineups

Nigeria

ng
4-3-3
23
Stanley Nwabali
ng
2
Ola Aina
ng
5
William Troost-Ekong
ng
6
Semi Ajayi
ng
21
Calvin Bassey
ng
12
Bright Osayi-Samuel
ng
8
Frank Onyeka
ng
17
Alex Iwobi
ng
15
Moses Simon
ng
9
Victor Osimhen
ng
18
Ademola Lookman
ng
Substitutes
10
Joe Aribo
ng
24
Terem Moffi
ng
25
Raphael Onyedika
ng
13
Onyemaechi Bruno
ng
4
Alhassan Yusuf
ng
11
Samuel Chukwueze
ng
22
Kenneth Omeruo
ng
20
Chidozie Awaziem
ng
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
ng
19
Paul Onuachu
ng
7
Ahmed Musa
ng
1
Francis Uzoho
ng

South Africa

South Africa
4-3-3
1
Ronwen Williams
za
20
Khuliso Johnson Mudau
za
18
Grant Kekana
za
14
Mothobi Mvala
za
6
Aubrey Modiba
za
4
Teboho Mokoena
za
5
Siyanda Xulu
za
13
Sphephelo Sithole
za
11
Themba Zwane
za
9
Evidence Makgopa
za
10
Percy Tau
za
Substitutes
3
Terrence Mashego
za
8
Jayden Adams
za
21
Mihlali Mayambela
za
7
Oswin Appollis
za
22
Ricardo Goss
za
16
Veli Mothwa
za
17
Zakhele Lepasa
za
23
Thapelo Morena
za
2
Nyiko Mobbie
za
15
Thabang Monare
za
19
Nkosinathi Sibisi
za

Confirmed Nigeria vs South Africa lineups will be available an hour before kick-off.

Nigeria vs South Africa stats

These are some Nigeria vs South Africa facts that might interest you:

  • Nigeria and South met 12 times in the past.
  • This will be the fourth Nigeria vs South Africa clash at the Africa Cup of Nations.
  • The first Nigeria vs South Africa game was played in October 1992.
  • The most recent Nigeria vs South Africa clash took place in July 2019.
  • Nigeria won three of three meetings with South Africa at this tournament.
  • Nigeria defeated South Africa in the semi-final of the AFCON in 2000.
  • Nigeria lost just twice in 12 skirmishes with South Africa, winning seven times with five draws.
  • This is South Africa's first semi-final appearance in 24 years.
Nigeria vs South Africa
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Where to watch Nigeria vs South Africa on TV

Fans who reside in Nigeria can tune into AfroSport TV, Supersport, NTA Sports 24 or StarTimes for live coverage of this match.

Likewise, Supersport will broadcast this game for those who live in South Africa, with SABC Sport being another option.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.