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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to take on South Africa in a crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Friday, June 7, 2024.

The highly anticipated match has the potential to be a turning point in the qualifying campaign for both teams.

The Super Eagles, led by head coach Jose Peseiro, are under pressure to deliver a win after a disappointing start to their qualifying campaign. With two points from two draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, Nigeria currently ranks third in Group C, behind South Africa and leaders Morocco.

South Africa, on the other hand, has made a strong start to their qualifying campaign, with four points from two matches. Bafana Bafana, as they are affectionately known, are determined to build on their momentum and secure a victory that would extend their lead over Nigeria to four points.

The injury to Nigerian star player Victor Osimhen has dealt a significant blow to the team’s chances. Osimhen, who has been in impressive form for his club Napoli, will be sidelined for four weeks, leaving a significant void in the Super Eagles’ attack.

Despite this setback, the Super Eagles remain confident in their ability to secure a victory. “We know the importance of this match, and we are ready to give it our all,” said captain Ahmed Musa. “We owe it to our fans and ourselves to make sure we get the three points.”

South Africa’s head coach, Hugo Broos, is equally confident in his team’s chances. “We have prepared well for this match, and we are ready to take on the Super Eagles,” he said. “We know it won’t be easy, but we are determined to come out on top.”

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The match promises to be an exciting encounter, with both teams desperate for a win. The winner will take a significant step towards qualifying for the World Cup, while the loser will face an uphill battle to catch up.

Fans from both countries are expected to fill the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, creating an electric atmosphere that will no doubt inspire the players to give their all.

Stay tuned for live updates and coverage of this highly anticipated match, as the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana battle it out for supremacy in Group C.


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