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Published On: Wed, Sep 10th, 2014

South Africa vow to shock Nigeria

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South Africa has vowed to shock their nemesis Nigeria in a highly-anticipated Group A Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Cape Town Stadium tonight.

The teams recorded very different results in their opening matches this past weekend. While Bafana Bafana racked up an impressive 3-0 win away to Sudan on Friday evening, Nigeria surprisingly lost 3-2 at home to Congo Republic.

Despite this, the Super Eagles will enter the match as favourites. Not only are they the reigning AFCON champions after winning the 2013 tournament on South African soil, but they boast an imperious record against Bafana Bafana, with seven wins and just one defeat from nine matches.

Yet Sibusiso Vilakazi, who scored twice against Sudan on Friday evening for his first national team goals, believes that South Africa can defy history and overcome the powerful West Africans.

“We know our history against Nigeria but we are determined to change all that. History is always there to be rewritten and I am confident that come Wednesday, we will put smiles on most South Africans,” Vilakazi said.

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