South Africa/Nigeria: Bookies - It Will Be Close, but Bafana Will Lose...

Super Eagles train, and Bafana Bafana pray.

Cape Town — Bafana Bafana's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign will end in the quarter-finals against Nigeria , if bookmakers are to be believed...

Bafana stumbled their way through the group phase, losing to Morocco and Ivory Coast. The three points earned from a narrow victory over neighbours Namibia was enough to see them sneak into the last 16 stage as, literally, the 16th team.

Stuart Baxter's charges then shocked the football world with a vastly improved performance against hosts Egypt.

On Wednesday (21:00 SA time), a quarter-final clash awaits against Nigeria, a side Bafana have faced on two previous occasions at AFCON level - and have lost both.

Furthermore, they have failed to even score a goal against the Super Eagles, losing 2-0 in semi-finals in 2000 and 4-0 in the group stage in 2004.

Leading SA bookies Sportingbet have installed Nigeria as 11/10 favourites, with Bafana on offer at 16/5 . The draw after 90 minutes is available at 2/1 .

Source: Sport24

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