The Super Eagles will hope to regain their dominance over Bafana Bafana of South Africa when they both clash in a Group E matchday five 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.
The game is billed for the 94,736 capacity First National Bank (FNB) Stadium, also known as Soccer City.
This is the second time the Super Eagles will face South Africa inside the stadium. Their first meeting was in 1993 during the USA 1994 World Cup qualifier which ended 0-0.
Gernot Rohr’s charges will be out to avenge their opening day defeat to the Bafana Bafana in 2017, their first ever loss in a competitive match against the South Africans.
The Eagles have gone on to win three matches in a row and are currently top og Group E with nine points. Their rivals are second on eight points and are the only side in the group to have kept a clean sheet in all their games.
The group is open as victory for Libya, who face Seychelles, could see them overtake South Africa if they lose to the Eagles.
A win for the Super Eagles will see them qualify for the 2019 AFCON, while a draw will also be good enough for the three-time African champions.
Both teams will be missing some key players. South Africa will be without Tokelo Rantie, Dean Furman, Bongani Zungu, Keagan Dolly, Sibusiso Vilakazi who all featured in the first leg. The quartet of Furman, Zungu, Dolly and Vilakazi will miss the crucial tie as a result of injury.
While for the Super Eagles, the trio of Odion Ighalo, Francis Uzoho and Shehu Abdullahi are out injured and Wilfred Ndidi is suspended.
Following the absence of some of these key players, both teams still boast of individuals who can do the business for their teams.
For South Africa, they can rely on the likes of Itumelong Khune (Kaizer Chiefs/South Africa), Percy Tau (Union SG/Belgium), Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg/France), Thulani Serero (Vitesse/Belgium) and Thulani Hlatshwayo (Bidvest Wits).
On their part, the Super Eagles can rely on talents such as: Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success, Oghenekaro Etebo, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun and Samuel Kalu.