The quarterfinal showdown kicks off at 21:00 local time (19:00 GMT), with the winner setting a date against either Algeria or Cote d’Ivoire in the semifinal.
South Africa ( Bafana Bafana) are favorites in tonight match, they have beaten the host according to Gernot Rohr (Coach, Nigeria)
“When you beat a good team of Egypt in these circumstances you will be full of confidence. When you the beat the favorites, you are favorites yourself. We also had a good game against Cameroon and I expect a good match. The strength of our team is the fighting spirit. We are confident despite it is not going to be easy and for me they are the favorites.”
“ I don’t play mind games but I’m realistic. South Africa had a good game against Egypt, they played here and know the city and stadium, but I think we will be ready. We have mental strength that we have shown against Cameroon, and my team is more mature now. We are highly motivated and we need to find a good strategy. It is a match between two organized teams that know each other well.” Said Gernot Rohr (Coach, Nigeria)