Ea­gle Eyes

Sunday Times - - Sport Soccer -

Lucky 13 for some Bafana have played Nige­ria 13 times with the Su­per Ea­gles win­ning seven and Bafana win­ning two. It started early... The first meet­ing was a Fifa World Cup qual­i­fier in 1992. Bafana lost 4-0 with Rashidi Yekini scor­ing a brace. The Baxter for­mula Stu­art Baxter has won both of the matches when he guided Bafana against Nige­ria. He won 2-1 in a friendly in 2004 and 2-0 in an Af­con qual­i­fier in Uyo last year. Rantie’s boot Tokelo Rantie is Bafana’s high­est scorer against Nige­ria. He scored a brace in a 2-2 Af­con qual­i­fier in 2014 and scored a goal in a 2-0 Af­con qual­i­fier last year. Nige­rian dan­gers Five Nige­rian play­ers, Yekini, Ti­jani Ba­bangida, Peter Odemwingie, Uche Nwafor and Sone Aluko, have all scored a brace against Bafana.

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