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2026 FWCQ: Nigeria vs South Africa Preview: Kick-off time, TV channel & squad news

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Nigeria will be aiming at getting their first win in Group C of the 2026 Fifa World Cup qualifier when they host rivals South Africa on Friday, June 7.

The Super Eagles have managed to collect just two points in the opening two rounds, which is not a good opening for a team of its calibre.

The Hugo Broos-led Bafana Bafana started their campaign with a win over Benin before falling away against Rwanda in their second outing.

It explains why the match is crucial for either side since it might go a long way in determining who will qualify for the global competition which will be jointly held by the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Here, ALL FACTS NEWS brings you all the details on how to watch the match between Nigeria and South Africa, including TV channels, streaming details, team news and more.

    • Super Eagles Fans

      Kick-off time

      Game: Nigeria vs South Africa
      Date 7 June 2024
      Kick-off: 20.00 WAT, 21.00 SAT
      Venue: Godswill Akpabio Stadium
  • Bafana Bafana fans, Mbombela StadiumGOAL

    How to watch Nigeria vs South Africa online – TV channels & live streams

    Online Streaming TV Channel
    Startimes app, SABC app Nigeria: NTA Sports 24, Startimes
    South Africa: Sabc Sport


  • Super Eagles, NigeriaGetty

    Nigeria team news & squads

    Coach Finidi George was recently confirmed as the Super Eagles tactician, taking over from Jose Peseiro. The Bafana Bafana outing will be the first competitive match for the former international.

    Assistant captain William Troost-Ekong is out owing to fitness issues, but Victor Osimhen and Kenneth Omeruo are injured.

    Nigeria will also have to do without the services of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nathan Tella who is attending to family matters.

    Nigeria possible XI: Nwabali, Osayi-Samuel, Bassey, Ajayi, Awaziem, Ndidi, Onyedika, Iwobi, Lookman, Chukwueze, Boniface

  • Bafana Bafana

    South Africa team news & squads

    Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos will have to do without the services of injured Grant Kekana, Lebo Mothiba and Evidence Makgopa who is working on his fitness.

    Khuliso Mudau is set to start despite suffering a shoulder injury last weekend in the Nedbank Cup final against Orlando Pirates.

    Bafana possible XI: Williams, Mudau, Modiba, Mvala, Sibisi, Mokoena, Sithole, Zwane, Mokwana, Tau, Foster

  • Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman, Nigeria

    Head-to-head and recent form

    The Super Eagles have managed identical 1-1 draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, respectively in their pool.

    Bafana Bafana have three points after a 2-1 win over Benin but their latest outing against Rwanda in the qualifiers ended in a 2-0 loss.

    Head-to-head record

    Date Match Competition
    February 7, 2024 Nigeria 1-1 (Pens 4-2) S. Africa Afcon
    October 7, 2019 Nigeria 2-1 S. Africa Afcon
    November 17, 2018 S. Africa 1-1 Nigeria Afcon qualifier
    June 10, 2017 Nigeria 0-2 S. Africa Afcon qualifier
    March 29, 2015 S. Africa 1-1 Nigeria Friendly

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