Cape Town - Bongani Zungu believes that Bafana Bafana have "tactically and technically gifted players" that can do damage to any team.
According to the official SAFA website, it has been close to two years since the former Mamelodi Sundowns last donned the Bafana Bafana jersey.
He last played in a World Cup qualifier against Angola in November 2015 in Durban, where he was replaced by Kamohelo Mokotjo in the 1-0 victory.
Injury and moving to a new club in Portugal, Vitória S.C, left him on the sidelines but now he is back and eager to do the business against Nigeria.
"Football is about competition, we have quality in the team and I believe we stand a good chance to beat them because they haven’t been having a good run in recent times.
"Yes, they have individuals who play in top teams abroad, but we have more of a team, a bunch of hard-working young boys and we are looking forward to it."
Zungu is part of the 25-man Bafana Bafana squad that has been selected to face the Super Eagles in the first match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
It's a crucial period for South Africa following the announcement of Stuart Baxter as head coach and ushering in a new era for the senior national side.
The 24-year-old that the players in the Bafana Bafana squad has what it takes to prove the naysayers wrong.
"We have the quality in our team, we have the players to do the business and we have the energy to do well," said Zungu.
"We are playing our own unique football, we have a lot of tactically and technically gifted players that can do damage to any team, but we just have to have the belief, we have to stick to our plan," said Zungu.
"I have seen since my arrival here in camp that the coach has a plan and that rubs off on the players.
"If we stick to that plan I think we can beat anyone. I just hope the fans can rally behind the team and give us that oomph to perform because if our confidence is high, we can make things happen."
Kick off is at 18:00 (SA time).