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South Africa vs. Nigeria: Will history repeat itself?

Games between Nigeria and South Africa always generate massive interest, and Saturday's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg shouldn't be any different.

Beyond the consequences for AFCON qualification, the match also affords Nigeria an opportunity to halt their recent struggles against South Africa.

In 13 previous meetings between both teams, Nigeria have won seven, drawn four and lost twice.

The Super Eagles' early dominance of the fixture was buttressed with...

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Henry Onyekuru and Samuel Chukwueze were amongst the goals for their clubs, and their scoring form at the weekend will surely delight Gernot Rohr as the pair link up with Nigeria ahead of the international break.

KweséESPN reviews the performances of Nigerian players across the European leagues at the weekend.


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What are Nigeria's options to replace Uzoho and Ighalo?

Nigeria's preparation for the crucial Africa Cup of Nations Group E qualifier away to South Africa on November 17 was hit by a spate of high-profile injury-enforced withdrawals last week.

The timing of injuries sustained by Francis Uzoho and Odion Ighalo couldn't have been worse for the Super Eagles.

However, despite the major concerns arising from the pair's unavailability, coach Gernot Rohr will be determined to avoid a double-header defeat against Bafana Bafana.

KweséESPN breaks down Nigeria's...

Five talking points for Bafana Bafana ahead of Nigeria clash

South Africa host Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the FNB Stadium on November 17, a match in which both sides will have the opportunity to book their place in the finals in Cameroon next year.

Bafana Bafana come up against arguably their biggest rival on the African continent, with no love lost between the nations and all to play for.

KweséESPN looks at five talking points for South Africa ahead of the crunch clash.   

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Injuries to Dean...

Odion Ighalo devastated by Bafana Bafana miss

Odion Ighalo tells KweséESPN he is "devastated and sad" after suffering an injury that has effectively ended his season.

A scan on Thursday morning showed that the Super Eagles striker suffered a torn hamstring, which will keep him out of action for four to five weeks, effectively ending his season with Chinese Super League outfit Changchun Yatai.

But Ighalo told KweséESPN he was more upset about missing next week's grudge 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.