We’ll hurt Nigeria, South Africa coach fires warning

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By James Moses (9News Nigeria-Jos)

Bafana Bafana’s head coach, Hugo Broos, hopes to upset the Super Eagles team on Wednesday on their way to African Cup of Nations (AFCON) final.

However, his Nigerian counterpart, Jose Peseiro has fired back, describing his team as extraordinary and with their eyes firmly set on final.

Bafana Bafana won their spot in the last four by out scoring Cape Verde 2-1 on penalties after both teams failed on extra time.

Nigeria and South Africa first clash in AFCON semifinal 24 years ago, with Nigeria going through 2-0, Nigeria also won when both teams last clashed in the tournament in 2019, beating Bafana Bafana 2 -1 in a quarter finals staged by Egypt.

“The Semi final is very special for South African football”, he said.

Hugo Broos, a Belgian, led Cameroon to win the AFCON in 2017.

“May be we can make a surprise (Vs Nigeria) now. The hunger is big to play the final next Sunday”.

Wednesday’s semifinal will kickoff at 6pm Nigerian time in Bouake.

Peseiro, a Portuguese said the focus is now on reaching the championship game on Sunday February 11, in Abidjan.

“Our players were once again extraordinary, Many congratulations”, he said.

-9 News Nigeria

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James Moses is a 9News Nigeria news correspondent reporting from Jos, Plateau State. He is an experienced writer, journalist and blogger. He is passionate and flair for Politics, Sports and Entertainment reporting. Contact James Moses via his email address: jjmoses00@gmail.com