Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2024 match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mauritania, Cape Verde will be aiming to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. The Blue Sharks have been producing fine performances at the showpiece tournament and with no fresh injury worries to report, home win should be considered. One of the men to watch in the home team will be Karagumruk forward Ryan Mendes, who sealed the victory against Mauritania.
Bafana Bafana, meanwhile, did well to shock Morocco in the last 16, but it has to be noted that Achraf Hakimi failed to convert a penalty in the dying minutes of the match. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Cape Verde seem to be at the top of their game. Experienced South Africa tactician Hugo Broos is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Atlas Lions in the last 16.
Highlighted Team (South Africa):
Controlled by South Africa Football Association, South Africa national football team mainly play their home games at FNB Stadium which can hold up to 94,736 spectators. The Bafana Bafana qualified for their first FIFA World Cup in 1998, but they failed to advance to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament in France.
Four years later South Africa participated at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea, with the team suffering once again suffering elimination in the group stages of the competition. South Africa were elected to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but despite defeating France in Group A, they eventually failed to book their place in the last 16.
The Bafana Bafana, though, did well to win the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations, with the team beating Tunisia in the title game. South Africa played their first international game against Argentina back in 1906, with the team suffering a 1-0 loss to the Albiceleste,