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Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by morpheus24: 3:39pm On Jul 09, 2019
XhosaNostra:


In Nguni languages "bafana" can mean boys or young men. Their age determines which group they fall under. The guys in Bafana Bafana definitely aren't boys in that context, but "boys" in same sense people call their male friends "my boys".


Literal meaning

"Ba"_ The or a grouping of

"fana"_ boys

Bafana Bafana_ The boys, The boys!
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by XhosaNostra(f): 3:52pm On Jul 09, 2019
morpheus24:



Literal meaning

"Ba"_ The or a grouping of

"fana"_ boys

Bafana Bafana_ The boys, The boys!


Yeah that's the literal meaning, but it boils down to semantics.
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by theenchanter: 4:13pm On Jul 09, 2019
XhosaNostra:


Yeah that's the literal meaning, but it boils down to semantics.
XhosaNostra.... we'll beat u guys tomorrow. grin
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by XhosaNostra(f): 4:33pm On Jul 09, 2019
theenchanter:
XhosaNostra.... we'll beat u guys tomorrow. grin

Unless you come wearing charms, I don't see it happening tongue
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by theenchanter: 4:40pm On Jul 09, 2019
XhosaNostra:


Unless you come wearing charms, I don't see it happening tongue
okay.... we shall see. cheesy

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Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by stanliwise(m): 5:41pm On Jul 09, 2019
XhosaNostra:


Unless you come wearing charms, I don't see it happening tongue
Xhosa I am still fantasizing about the lap dance I am about to receive from a South Africa opekete. Just get ready.
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by morpheus24: 6:07pm On Jul 09, 2019
stanliwise:
Xhosa I am still fantasizing about the lap dance I am about to receive from a South Africa opekete. Just get ready.

Their nyansh go wound you o, no try am!
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by XhosaNostra(f): 6:22pm On Jul 09, 2019
stanliwise:
Xhosa I am still fantasizing about the lap dance I am about to receive from a South Africa opekete. Just get ready.


What does opekete mean? Hope you're not swearing at me lol.

Anyways, Rands & Nairas that's what it's about tomorrow. Enjoy

[url]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKdh7YD-QS0/url]

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Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by morpheus24: 7:08pm On Jul 09, 2019
XhosaNostra:



What does opekete mean? Hope you're not swearing at me lol.

Anyways, Rands & Nairas that's what it's about tomorrow. Enjoy

[url]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKdh7YD-QS0/url]



That song is old

We are on "Fela in Versace" now

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Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by stanliwise(m): 7:43pm On Jul 09, 2019
XhosaNostra:



What does opekete mean? Hope you're not swearing at me lol.

Anyways, Rands & Nairas that's what it's about tomorrow. Enjoy

[url]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKdh7YD-QS0/url]


lol not at all o, Opekete is a slang word used among youth in Nigeria to mean a beautiful and curvy lady.

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Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by stanliwise(m): 7:46pm On Jul 09, 2019
morpheus24:


Their nyansh go wound you o, no try am!
hahahaha what won't kill a man will make him stronger.
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by RSA(m): 8:06pm On Jul 09, 2019
grin grin grin
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by XhosaNostra(f): 8:56pm On Jul 09, 2019
morpheus24:


That song is old

We are on "Fela in Versace" now

It's the only one I like. Not a fan of AKA.
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by robosky02(m): 8:56pm On Jul 09, 2019
AFCON Preview: Nigeria vs. South Africa - Rohr Calls Bafana Bafana New AFCON Favorites



Beating hosts Egypt in the last round means South Africa are now favorites to win the Africa Cup of Nations, says Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr ahead of their quarterfinal meeting.


Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr feels South Africa are the new favorites to win the Africa Cup of Nations.

Bafana Bafana have only won the tournament once, back in 1996 when they were on home soil.

But a 1-0 last-16 defeat of Egypt, this year's AFCON hosts, indicated they are a serious threat with Cameroon and Morocco among the other powerhouses to also be out of the running.

Nigeria face South Africa in the quarter-finals on Wednesday and Rohr is in no doubt about the scale of the task facing the Super Eagles, who are three-time champions.



"We saw the game with Egypt against South Africa and we know South Africa well because they were in our group competing for the qualifiers," he told reporters.
 
"To beat Egypt, in these circumstances, up against a good team with one of the best players in Africa [Mohamed Salah], it will make them full of confidence.
 
"They [Bafana Bafana] deserved to win because they were the better team and now for me, if you beat the favourite number one in Egypt, you become the new favourites.

"We also had a good game against Cameroon, we also have confidence, so we should be expecting a match of high quality. 
 
"I think the strengths of our team is the unity and the fighting spirit - and even against South Africa, which has suddenly become the new favourites of the tournament.
 
"We also have confidence after scoring three goals [against Cameroon] against a team who did not concede a goal in the group stage, so we're confident also - but for me South Africa are the favourites."

South Africa's matches at this year’s AFCON have all been tight, with Stuart Baxter's side scoring just two goals but conceding only twice.

Baxter was under pressure ahead of the Egypt game but South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams feels improvements are being made.

"Positive criticism is always acceptable, the positive criticism we got we took it with the pinch of salt and we moved on and we proved to everyone that we are here to do our job as best as possible," Williams told a news conference.

"We had a slow start, our preparations were not the best and the further we go, the better we can become. The confidence is growing; I think the coach has found the right balance.

"We have been working hard to improve our weaknesses and we knew from the beginning that we could get better. In the beginning, we didn't create a lot chances but we were solid defensively but the last game we were positive on the offensive and we can only get better as the tournament progresses."

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Nigeria – Odion Ighalo

Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo claimed in January he rejected a move to Barcelona, but elite clubs could be circling again due to his AFCON form. He has scored three goals at the finals so far, including a brace in Nigeria's thrilling 3-2 defeat of Cameroon in the last 16.



South Africa – Thembinkosi Lorch

Having scored only once in the group stages, few gave Bafana Bafana any hope against Egypt in the last round. But Lorch came up with a late winner and he looks their best chance of pulling off another big result against Nigeria.

KEY OPTA FACTS

- This will be the third encounter between Nigeria and South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria winning the previous two without conceding a single goal (2-0 in 2000 semi-final, 4-0 in the 2004 group stage).
- Nigeria have won seven of their past eight Africa Cup of Nations game (L1). The Super Eagles have prevailed in eight of their nine quarter-final appearances in the competition (elimination against Ghana in 2008, 1-2).
- South Africa have won two of their last three games in the Africa Cup of Nations (L1), as many as in their previous 18 (D7 L9). They have been eliminated in their last two appearances in the quarter-finals of the competition, however, after qualifying in the first three.
- Bafana Bafana have never managed to score more than one goal in each of their last eight Africa Cup of Nations games (six goals). They have scored only two goals at AFCON 2019, fewer than any other team still in the competition.
- Odion Ighalo has been involved in four of Nigeria's last five AFCON goals (three goals, one assist). He is the top goalscorer of the tournament so far (alongside Adam Ounas, Cedric Bakambu and Sadio Mane).
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by morpheus24: 9:28pm On Jul 09, 2019
stanliwise:
hahahaha what won't kill a man will make him stronger.

Carry on. I no dey vex!
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by BankyGee(m): 9:58pm On Jul 09, 2019
Nigeria will win this match... I strongly believe. Because RSA beat Egypt doesn't mean they will beat us...

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Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by BankyGee(m): 10:02pm On Jul 09, 2019
XhosaNostra:

Yeah that's the literal meaning, but it boils down to semantics.
Bafana Bafana are going home tomorrow gringringrin... Mark my words wink
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by xtyqueen18: 10:53pm On Jul 09, 2019
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by handsomeyinka(m): 4:52am On Jul 10, 2019
lilfreezy:
Xenophobia vs Tribalism in quarter finals. Battle of bastards. grin grin
I never knew you were from the bastards

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Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by BankyGee(m): 5:23am On Jul 10, 2019
Today is the D-day. Lemme find something and watch before 8pm abeg

Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by bisoye11(m): 9:25am On Jul 10, 2019
Tough and tricky match for super eagle, more tactical than the cameroun game, I fear it meant not favor Nigeria,let's just hope for the best!
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by theenchanter: 9:43am On Jul 10, 2019
bisoye11:
Tough and tricky match for super eagle, more tactical than the cameroun game, I fear it meant not favor Nigeria,let's just hope for the best!
i would've preferred we play egypt instead of SA. SA's style of play can be likened to fast n furiuos. grin

We just need to be calculative in our half and brutal in their half.
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by bisoye11(m): 9:46am On Jul 10, 2019
theenchanter:
i would've preferred we play egypt instead of SA. SA's style of play can be likened to fast n furiuos. grin

We just need to be calculative in our half and brutal in their half.

They remind me of the icelander, massive defense and massive attack,south Africa will be all over nigeria today, as u said, we need to be brutal in their half, half chance make it count.

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Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by ikechemez(m): 9:54am On Jul 10, 2019
I saw Nigeria qualify. How it happened I can't explain. If this dream come to past I will immediately confirm to you the country that will win the cup. Am not a pastor please. But you can take this to the bank if you know what I mean. Remember, this my comment is in page six of this topic
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by theenchanter: 10:03am On Jul 10, 2019
ikechemez:
I saw Nigeria qualify. How it happened I can't explain. If this dream come to past I will immediately confirm to you the country that will win the cup. Am not a pastor please. But you can take this to the bank if you know what I mean. Remember, this my comment is in page six of this topic
we're winning d cup.

Thanks for d confirmation.
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by robosky02(m): 11:59am On Jul 10, 2019
AFCON 2019: Where Nigeria vs South Africa will be won and lost



On wednesday, the Super Eagles will face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa for a semifinal ticket in the ongoing African Cup of Nations.
Speaking on radio, sports journalist Deji Omotoyinbo said Nigeria and South Africa may not be referred to as rivals – he would be right to have added, not yet.
What it has become and what we can call it could be competitive jousts, because of the number of times they have met in the short time Bafana Bafana were re-admitted into the comity of football-playing nations in 1992.
In 13 confrontations since 1992, the Super Eagles have won six but Nigeria’s last victory over the South Africans was five years ago – August 2013. Since that time, the South Africans have become stronger.
They have a victory over the Eagles in Uyo in 2017 to show how far they have improved.
Beating Egypt last Saturday just confirmed their confidence level – because they deserved their victory. They will be confident going into Wednesday’s encounter with Nigeria knowing they have a great chance of making the semi-final.

Current Form:

Nigeria [W-L-W-W-L];
South Africa [W-L-W-L-D]

Head to head
17/11/18 ACO South Africa 1 – 1 Nigeria
10/06/17 ACO Nigeria 0 – 2 South Africa
29/03/15 FRI South Africa 1 – 1 Nigeria
19/11/14 ACO Nigeria 2 – 2 South Africa
10/09/14 ACO South Africa 0 – 0 Nigeria
Prediction: Nigeria 3-1 South Africa

The Stuart Baxter-coached side has only scored twice in Egypt but another goal and a clean sheet against Nigeria on Wednesday will see them advance.
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For the Nigerians, they have already eaten the humble pie, fed to them by Madagascar and know the danger that looms if they enter the pitch with any chip on their shoulder, or any superiority complex when they take to the Cairo pitch on Wednesday.
Show entriesSearch:

Stats Nigeria South Africa
Attempts on Target 15 14
Corner Kicks 25 12
Distance Covered [Km]402 418
Fouls Committed 70 71
Yellow Cards3 7
Goals Scored5 2
Goals Conceded42Showing 1 to 7 of 7 entriesPreviousNext

Decoding the Stats
The stats decoded indicates hat the South Africans will cover more ground than the Nigerians but the Eagles will play more corner kicks even though they have not scored directly from any of their set pieces. They will also create almost the same number of goal-scoring chances.

Five duels to watch

Oghenekaro Etebo v Bongani Zungu

Etebo has been a standout performer for the Super Eagles with his energy and metronome-like coordination in the midfield and on Wednesday he will be in direct confrontation with the elegant Zungu, who dictates the pace for Bafana.

Odion Ighalo v Thulani Hlatshwayo
Ighalo has shown his predatory nature in Egypt and has added more leadership nous. Against Hlatshwayo, he will confront South Africa’s leader and fighter.
The Bafana captain will give no quarter and will use all physical avenues to prevent Ighalo from getting goals. This will be a physical battle.

Chidozie Awaziem v Thembinkosi Lorch
Awaziem has performed creditably well – both defensively and offensively even though he is playing out of position. Blessed with adequate speed, he will have to track the elusive Lorch from his right-back position.

Samuel Chukwueze v Sfiso Hlanti
If Gernot Rohr wants to go fire-for-fire then silky dribbler, Chukwueze will be the man to unlock the Bafana defence. Hlanti will have watched enough videos of the youngster’s penchant for cutting inside the pitch and will try to shoo him unto his weaker right foot.
This looks like the duel that will determine the match.
Alex Iwobi v Dean Furman
Furman is the muscle in the Bafana team and will cover every blade of grass to push his side past Nigeria – a team he has said he is “excited” to face while Iwobi will need more concentration to get away from the clutches of his marker.
What they are saying
“They are a top side, they have got many great players. We look forward to it, it is going to be a good encounter, we know them very well, and they know us very well. We are excited to play Nigeria now”. – Dean Furman, South Africa Midfielder
“The strengths of our team are humility and fighting spirit, and even against South Africa, it won’t be easy. But we also have confidence because we scored three goals against a team who did not concede a goal in the group stage and who had a very good goalkeeper.” – Gernot Rohr, Nigeria Manager


Probable Starting XI

Nigeria [4-1-4-1]: Daniel Akpeyi; Chidozie Awaziem, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Ola Aina; Wilfred Ndidi; Oghenekaro Etebo, Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa; Odion Ighalo

South Africa [4-3-3]: Ronwen Williams; Sfiso Hlanti, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanaz, Thamsanqa Mkhize; Dean Furman, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Bongani Zungu; Thembinkosi Lorch, Percy Tau, Lebo Mothiba
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by Bet9ja220001: 12:19pm On Jul 10, 2019
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Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by Tonymegabush1(m): 12:22pm On Jul 10, 2019
dnt really knw weda to watch this game or sleep wen i woke up i will check the scoreline out, their game against madagascar ruined my sunday evening.... But any ways super eagles all dway.....



A 2-2 FT.... Nigeria to win on extra time
Re: Nigeria Vs South Africa: AFCON Quarter Final (2 - 1) Full Time by MYHUBBY: 12:24pm On Jul 10, 2019
I'm present

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