Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
South Africa will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in Group E when they host Nigeria at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon. Bafana Bafana have been impressive at the back in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers so far and we predict that they are going to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s football match. The Nigerians, on the other hand, occupy top position in Group E ahead of the trip to South Africa, meaning that they need one point from the match in order to retain their position. Both sides are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the FNB Stadium clash and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Arsenal winger Iwobi has been in a fine form in the Premier League of late, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Kamohelo Mokotjo):
Kamohelo Mokotjo is a South Africa international, who started his career at SuperSport United. The defensive midfielder, who was born in Kutloannong Location (RSA) on March 11, 1991, moved to Feyenoord in 2009 after a successful three-month trial. However, he was immediately sent on loan to Excelsior where he scored one goal in 25 appearances in the league.
After ending his loan spell with Excelsior, Mokotjo returns to Feyenoord, playing 35 games for de Trots van Zuid. In 2013 he signed a contract with fellow Eredivisie club Zwolle, but he spent no more than one season at MAC PARK Stadion. The South African midfielder then moved to Twente, where he established himself as a first-team regular.
After scoring three goals in 97 appearances for the Reds, Kamohelo Mokotjo decided to move to England, signing a three-year deal with Brentford. Mokotjo scored his first ever goal in the Championship in a 2-0 win over Sunderland on February 17, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Nigeria):
Nigeria is an African national football team controlled by Nigeria Football Federation. The Super Eagles are well known for their green and white kits, but they played some descent football in the past as well. The Nigerians did well to qualify for six of last seven World Cup finals (as of 2018), with the team reaching the last six of the showpiece tournament three times.
Jay-Jay Okocha, Taribo West and Nwankwo Kanu are the most famous footballers that played for Nigeria. The Super Eagles played their first official match back in October 1949 while still a Brittish colony and it has to be noted that they were ranked 5th in the FIFA rankings in April 1994, which remains the highest FIFA ranking position ever achieved by a national team from Africa.
Speaking of the African Cup of Nations, Nigeria won the tournament on three occasions: 1980, 1994 and 2013, with the team finishing as runners-up in 1984, 1988, 1990 and 2000.