Nigeria overcame a tough challenge in the round of 16 by beating Cameroon 3-2 in very exiting match while South Africa eliminated the tournament favourites and host, Egypt, beating them 1-0 to reach quarter finals.
Nigerian defender Chidozie and South Africa’s Bogani Zungu, Sifiso and Thulani are one yellow card from suspension and are expected to avoid such since if any of them is booked and their team proceeds, they will miss the semi finals.
In their last 6 meetings, both teams have one win. There have been 2 or more goals in 5 of their last 6 meetings. South Africa lost to Morocco and Ivory Coast in the group stage matches while Nigeria were beaten by Madagascar in their final group match.