Super Eagles opponent in the quarter-final of the African Cup of Nations is not an unfamiliar foe. After Nigeria saw off holders Cameroon in what is arguably the most enthralling match of the competition so far, up next is the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in what promises to be a clash both on and off the football field.
South Africa knocked out host Egypt thanks to an 84th-minute strike by Thembinkosi Lorch- a feat not too many pundits expected them to achieve.
Both Nigeria and South Africa will face-off on Wednesday, 10th July for a place in the semi-final. While Nigeria has not failed to make it to the semi-final of six out of eight last editions it participated in (2000,2002,2004,2006,2010,2013), South Africa has only made it to the semi-final twice (1996 and 1998).