What to expect in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

What to expect in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

South Africa know how to arrive in style!

VAR has not been extensively used on the continent but it has produced situations which have tarnished the game's image and been part of the administrative malaise that caused FIFA to step in and take over the running of the Confederation of African Football from next month.

With the team leading 1-0 till 78th minutes, it was expected that Rohr would make changes, but he delayed which allowed South Africa to net the equalizer.

Nigeria were in control throughout the first hour, but missed chances and paid the price when Bongani Zungu headed a 71st-minute equaliser with South Africa's first shot on target. Both the sides will be banking on different gameplans for this match with Nigeria set to regale us in a more attacking brand of the game while South Africa will be looking to keep things tight and composed as ever at the back.

The 19-year-old dribbled his way into South Africa's penalty area in the 36th minute but a timely intervention from Dean Furman saved Bafana Bafana blushes.

"So we will respect Nigeria, but we will not fear them". "The players were inspired by the crowd the other evening, but I hope they don't need that sort of crowd to find that sort of inspiration".

The last tie is between debutants Madagascar and Tunisia later in the day.

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"I didn't say I'm not interested but we are here as a team and want to try and win it as a team".

Nigeria has only won the Cup of Nations on two occasions.

"This is special now, you're getting to the sharp end of the stick and it's people that think like winners who will end up winning to tournament".

"It's true that Cameroon are not here, the big favourites are no longer here today".

However, Cisse warned Senegal would pay the price for looking any further than Wednesday's quarter-final with Benin in Cairo.

South Africa, who hosted the Afcon in 2013, beat Nigeria away in their opening match of the Afcon qualifiers in June 2017 - one of Rohr's first games in charge of Nigeria - and were held 1-1 in the return.