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STATS | Check out the full-time stats! Which team had the better overall performance? #TotalAFCON2019 #NGARSA pic.twitter.com/AF8BhUFov1— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 10, 2019
STATS | Check out the full-time stats! Which team had the better overall performance? #TotalAFCON2019 #NGARSA pic.twitter.com/AF8BhUFov1
A booing stadium can't change facts BAFANA 1-1 NIGERIA! #NGARSA— Luke Feltham (@FelthamLuke) July 10, 2019
A booing stadium can't change facts BAFANA 1-1 NIGERIA! #NGARSA
I knew VAR would one day be in favour of SOUTH AFRICA ???? ?? Come on @BafanaBafana ,get another ?? #AFCON2019— Janine Van Wyk (@Janinevanwyk5) July 10, 2019
I knew VAR would one day be in favour of SOUTH AFRICA ???? ?? Come on @BafanaBafana ,get another ?? #AFCON2019
South Africans who held a low opinion of VAR before now have surely all changed their minds! Let’s go boys— Mark Gleeson (@markgleesonfoot) July 10, 2019
South Africans who held a low opinion of VAR before now have surely all changed their minds! Let’s go boys
VAR I misjudged you... you are actually incredible and I love you!— Michael Morton (@MMORTON6) July 10, 2019
VAR I misjudged you... you are actually incredible and I love you!
Bit more movement from Bafana since the equaliser, even if they still struggle to hold the ball for decent periods. Confidence crucially up, though! We're going to the wire?— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) July 10, 2019
Bit more movement from Bafana since the equaliser, even if they still struggle to hold the ball for decent periods. Confidence crucially up, though! We're going to the wire?
75' All of a sudden, the intensity increases ... Bafana Bafana on a high and Nigeria keeping up now.
Great game now.
VAR and petrol price drops =same whatsapp group.#AFCON2019 #NIGRSA— #SendHotwings?? (@JasonMcCall01) July 10, 2019
VAR and petrol price drops =same whatsapp group.#AFCON2019 #NIGRSA
?????????? @BonganiZungu08 https://t.co/NnxmnE60nf— Amiens SC (@AmiensSC) July 10, 2019
?????????? @BonganiZungu08 https://t.co/NnxmnE60nf
???? Don't think Daniel Akpeyi has played many games where his opponents haven't had a shot on target.?? Especially at Kaizer Chiefs... #AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/t4MIFtAOko— BET.co.za (@betcoza) July 10, 2019
???? Don't think Daniel Akpeyi has played many games where his opponents haven't had a shot on target.?? Especially at Kaizer Chiefs... #AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/t4MIFtAOko
67’ Nigeria 1-0 South Africa #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong— ???? Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) July 10, 2019
67’ Nigeria 1-0 South Africa #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong
52' Furman to the rescue again as Mkhize struggles to keep up with Ahmed. The winger's low dangerous cross is knocked out for a corner.
Nothing comes off the dead ball situation
Bafana still seeing more of the ball overall ...
Super Eagles cranking up the tempo in steamy Cairo ...— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) July 10, 2019
Super Eagles cranking up the tempo in steamy Cairo ...
A lapse in concentration and slight deflection off Buhle allows Samuel Chukwueze to pick up the loose ball in the penalty area and knocks it past Williams.
25' COUNTER-ATTACK! Furman does great in getting a 50-50 ball off a green shirt which then finds Tau on the right. The Brighton attacker plays in Lorch who then wants a one-two play but the return pass is bad.
SUBSTITUTION: Another change for Nigeria. Leon Balogun replaces Alex Iwobi.
FULL-TIME: NIGERIA 2-1 SOUTH AFRICA. Bafana Bafana did well to get back into the game, but they let themselves down with a defensive error in the dying moments. Nigeria move on! Thank you for joining us.
GOAL, NIGERIA, TROOST-EKONG! 2-1: Moses Simon sends in the cross and Williams cannot get there. William Troost-Ekong then finds the back of the net, after a defensive South African lapse. That could be that! We have four minutes of time added on.
Nigeria secure a corner after a good stop by Thulani Hlatshwayo. It leads to a second corner conceded by Bongani Zungu.
SUBSTITUTION: Another change for South Africa now, as Lars Veldwijk replaces Mothiba.
Nigeria secure a corner after a deflection off Mkhize. He did well there to clear the danger though. Williams is fouled and the corner amounts to nothing.
SUBSTITUTION: A change for Nigeria now and Moses Simon replaces Ahmed Musa.
Samuel Chukwueze launches a Nigerian counter-attack and finds Iwobi, who's final shot just drifts to the left.
It is getting even more physical now and Peter Etebo is guilty of a foul on Percy Tau. Frustration now for Nigeria!
YELLOW! Another booking for Bafana Bafana and Mkhize is booked for a foul on Musa.
GOAL, SOUTH AFRICA, ZUNGU! 1-1: Initially the set-piece amounts to nothing. They find the back of the net, but Bongani Zungu is ruled offside. However after checking VAR, the goal is allowed and VAR rules that the ball came off a Nigerian player. Goal !!
A good through-ball from Furman just cannot be controlled by Mkhize. Zwane then secures a free-kick after a foul by Ndidi.
A good patient build-up by South Africa ends in a Percy Tau shot at goal, which is easily collected by the keeper. There was no one on the other end to fight for the ball. Poor!
A big problem this evening is that South Africa have not really tested the Nigerian keeper thus far.
South Africa make their way into the Nigerian half and Kamohelo Mokotjo finds Thamsanqa Mkhize, but the final shot is just to the right of goal.
YELLOW! The frustration is showing now and Percy Tau is booked for a silly foul on Musa. They need to keep their cool.
Wilfred Ndidi fouls Bongani Zungu and South Africa have a free-kick in their own half. Relief!
South Africa have 30 minutes left to react and come up with some goals.
SUBSTITUTION: South Africa make a change and Themba Zwane replaces Thembinkosi Lorch.
Furman tries a shot at goal, but he was not even sure where that was going. Poor!
Dean Furman clears some danger and concedes a corner for South Africa after a superb Nigerian counter-attack. They manage to clear the corner.
YELLOW! Thulani Hlatshwayo is booked for a silly foul on Odion Ighalo and he will miss the next match for South Africa. Nigeria have a promising free-kick and what a save by Williams to push it wide. Nigeria have a corner. What a set-piece that was!
A good start by Bafana Bafana, as they make their way into the Nigerian penalty area before being dispossessed. Etebo then fouls Mokotjo and South Africa have a good set-piece.
Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
We will have one minute of time aded on for stoppages.
NIGERIA 1-0 SOUTH AFRICA. The Super Eagles go into the break with a one goal lead. They have pressed Bafana Bafana and have always looked dangerous on the counter-attack. Can the men in gold hit back?
Peter Etebo concedes a corner and Lorch takes it, but Nigeria clear. Tau is taken out on the edge of the box and we have another set-piece. The shot from Mothiba hits the wall!
South Africa have a set-piece after a foul by Troost-Ekong, but a hand-ball by Mothiba ends a promising move.
Great work by Mkhize, who shuts out Iwobi near the penalty area. Nigeria is all over South Africa at the moment.
Nigeria counter-attacks after the Bafana Bafana set-piece, but the final finish by Samuel Chukwueze is dreadful!
YELLOW! Ahmed Musa is booked for a dangerous foul on Mkhize.
Wilfred Ndidi fouls Sfiso Hlanti and South Africa have a free kick in their own half.
Everything went right for Nigeria there and after the deflection they are jumping for joy.
GOAL, NIGERIA, CHUKWUEZE! 1-0: Musa sends the ball into the penalty area after a patient build-up and Samuel Chukwueze is there to find the back of the net after a deflection. Great goal!
Percy Tau is guilty of a hand-ball and Nigeria have a set-piece near the halfway line.
OFFSIDE! Ahmed Musa sends a through-ball into the box, but Odion Ighalo is ruled offside. Relief for Bafana Bafana.
A good run by Mkhize after a through-ball from Lorch amounts to nothing for Bafana Bafana, but they have looked promising thus far.
We have a stoppage in play due to an injury to South Africa's Thamsanqa Mkhize.
YELLOW! Lebo Mothiba now fouls Awaziem and Nigeria have another set-piece in the Bafana Bafana half and his name is in the book. That is the first booking!
SHOT! Percy Tau finds Thembinkosi Lorch, and his right footed shot at an acute angle flies away to the right.
A late foul by Hlanti means Nigeria have a free-kick on the right. It is good to see that South Africa are not sitting back against the Super Eagles. They are defending with intent now.
South Africa must be aware of the speed of the Nigerian forwards.
Wilfred Ndidi makes his way into the Bafana Bafana area and his right-footed shot is just a tad too high. That was a patient Nigerian build-up!
A few early fouls from Nigeria, as they try to stamp their authority on this game.
Kick-off! We are underway here at the Cairo International Stadium, as Nigeria get us going!
Welcome to the Cairo International Stadium for our live coverage of this
Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final between Nigeria and South Africa.
South Africa caused a major upset by eliminating the hosts Egypt in the Round of 16, courtesy of a late goal by Thembinkosi Lorch. Nigeria disposed of Cameroon 3-2 in an all West Africa Round of 16 encounter.
These teams met in the qualifying rounds for this tournament, where Bafana Bafana shocked the Super Eagles in Uyo by beating them 2-0, while the return leg in Johannesburg ended 1-1.
The South Africans will be weary of the Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo, who is currently sharing the lead for the Golden Boot with Sadio Mane, Cedric Bakambu and Adam Ounas.
Team South Africa: Williams, Mkhize, Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Furman, Mokotjo, Zungu, Lorch, Tau, Mothiba. Subs: Keet, Bvuma, Mphahlele, Cardoso, Maela, Kekana, Mabunda, Vilakazi, Serero, Veldwijk, Maboe, Zwane.
Team Nigeria: Akpeyi, Awaziem, Ekong, Omeruo, Collins, Ndidi, Etebo, Musa, Iwobi, Chukwueze, Ighalo.
The teams are out on the park and it is now time for the National Anthems.
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