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Bafana Bafana/Eagles have scores to settle – SAFA boss

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By Ben Efe

South African Football Association president, Danny Jordan has revealed that the March 29 international friendly between the Bafana Bafana and the Super Eagles, will be a carry over from the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Nigeria's midfielder John Mikel Obi (C) falls next to South Africa's defender Thabo Matlaba (L) and midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi (R) during the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifying football match between South Africa and Nigeria on September 10, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. AFP PHOTO

South Africa are still searching for a big win after their hopes of addressing the lopsided results in favour of Nigeria failed in both legs of the Afcon qualifiers last year.

At the senior level Nigeria and South Africa have played 11 times. The Super Eagles have won seven times, while Bafana Bafana have won just once, the other games ended in draws. The SAFA boss urged his country men not to miss the encounter as it will be another opportunity for them to set the records straight.

“The upcoming game will definitely be another grudge encounter and both countries’ coaches would like to put the record straight. Whenever the two nations clash, the entire country comes to a standstill, more so with a huge Nigerian community in South Africa, this will be another explosive clash.

“This is a match soccer fans must not miss,” Jordan stated in a press conference.

The last match involving the two nations was the last leg AFCON qualifier in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The South Africans were almost having their way with a two goal lead, but the Eagles rallied round to draw the game at 2-2. This was the match that caused the Eagles a place in the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.

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