Nigeria vs South Africa: Expectations, Key Players, Venue, Kick Off, Where to Watch

Nigeria vs South Africa: Expectations, Key Players, Venue, Kick Off, Where to Watch

Raphael Abiola
updated at April 5, 2024 at 6:38 AM
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  • Nigeria and South Africa set to battle in a 2024 Olympic Games qualifier in Abuja
  • The two giants of women's football in Africa will be without some of their players
  • Sports Brief highlights the essential details you need to know ahead of that clash

The Super Falcons will lock horns with Banyana Banyana in the first leg of the 2024 Olympic qualifiers in Abuja today (April 5).

Nigeria defeated Cameroon in the previous round, while South Africa knocked out Tanzania, to set up a 'winner takes all' tie.

Sports Brief outlines all you need to know about the crucial match between the two big nations in African women's football.

Nigeria is set to take on South Africa in the first leg of the 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers. Photo: @NGSuper_Falcons.
Nigeria is set to take on South Africa in the first leg of the 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers in Abuja on April 5. Photo: @NGSuper_Falcons.
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Nigeria vs South Africa: all you need to know

Kick-off time

The kick-off time is 5:00 PM Nigerian Time (WAT), which equates to 6:00 PM (SAST).


The game will take place at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria.

Where to watch

There would be live updates on both teams' official handles on X (formerly Twitter), and the match will be streamed on NFF's official TV channel.

Some local broadcasters are also expected to air the match.

Key players

Super Falcons will be without Ashleigh Plumptre for the game due to injury, but she has been replaced with Jumoke Alani. Another player who's absent because of injury is Tosin Demehin.

Randy Waldrum still has some top players who could be decisive against Banyana Banyana. Deborah Abiodun, Asisat Oshoala, Rasheedat Ajibade, and Osinachi Ohale are all available.

For Banyana Banyana, South Africa boasts talents like Jermaine Seoposenwe, Thembi Kgatlana, and Karabo Dhlamini.

Match expectations

Nigeria lost their last competitive game against South Africa in Morocco in the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Falcons are favourites to win the tie since they are playing at home, but Banyana have proven themselves of turning the tables.

Ellis fires warning to Super Falcons

Sports Brief earlier reported that Banyana Banyana coach, Desiree Ellis, branded South Africa's Olympic qualifier against Nigeria as 'do-or-die'.

The Super Falcons and South Africa will compete for a sole ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.