Nigeria will be looking to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) when they take on South Africa at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo on Wednesday.
The Super Eagles having lifted the trophy on three occasions. Their last trophy was back in 2013, though, and they failed to qualify for the last two editions of the tournament.
Gernot Rohr’s side are the favourites to reach the semi-finals, though, and they went through the group stages of this summer’s competition, collecting six points from their three matches to place second in Group B.
They defeated Cameroon 3-2 in the second round.
Here, Futbalgalore.com takes a look at how the Super Eagles could line up against Bafana Bafana.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is expected to start alongside Oghenekaro Etebo in holding midfield.
The back four (William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem and Ola Aina) and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will almost certainly stay the same, but changes may be made further up the field.
Rohr is pressured into handing Samuel Chukwueze a start following his impressive show from the bench against Cameroon, and the Villarreal forward made the most of his latest opportunity.
Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi have four goals between them this summer and will start as the front two, with Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze also expected to feature in attack.