Nigeria vs South Africa: Troost-Ekong reveals how Super Eagles will play against Bafana Bafana
Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has said that Gernot Rohr’s men will approach the game against South Africa like a final match.
Nigeria will tackle Bafana Bafana on Wednesday night at the Cairo International Stadium, with a place in the last four at stake at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt.
Troost-Ekong noted that the game will be difficult but assured that the Super Eagles will give everything to beat South Africa.
Nigeria head to the game after defeating Cameroon 3-2 over the weekend in the AFCON round of 16 while South Africa knocked out the host nation, Egypt from the tournament.
“It is going to be a final to us when we clash with South Africa and of course, it is going to be a very difficult game for us. We played them last year in two difficult games. We will be humble and we will be very ready for the challenge,” the Udinese centre-back told SportingLife.
“They are still playing the same kind of football. They are very quick. They play the ball around well and they are very dangerous in the counter-attack. This are the kind of things we have to prepare for. If we play a good game I think we have a good chance against any team.
“Cameroon is one of the tournament favourites and the cup holder and we kicked them out of the tournament.
“We are now in the knockout stages and no one is safe. Everybody want to progress. Everybody want to be on top of their game and everybody is hungry to win it too. If there is anything, we want to be a team that will surprise the favourites,” he added.