South Africa players celebrate victory

Five talking points ahead of Bafana Bafana's AFCON semi-final against Nigeria

Bafana Bafana go into their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria as distinct underdogs but with plenty of belief after a fairytale tournament run so far.

Bafana Bafana celebrate after scoring against Morocco

Legendary Jojo Bell applauds AFCON standards with semis looming

Former Cameroon goalkeeper Joseph-Antoine Bell says this could very well be the best AFCON tournament he has witnessed.

Bafana Bafana assistant coach Helman Mkhalele

Helman Mkhalele looks back at AFCON 2000 semi-final and Nigeria rivalry

Bafana Bafana assistant coach Helman Mkhalele has recalled the tough conditions that surrounded their 2-0 loss to Nigeria in the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in Lagos.

Nigeria coach Jose Peseiro

That’s why friendly matches don’t matter – Jose Peseiro

In his press conference after Nigeria sealed their spot in the AFCON semifinals, coach Jose Peseiro felt vindicated in his initial assessment that friendly matches were not a true reflection of The Super Eagles.

Nigeria defender and captain William Ekong

Nigeria pass Angola test, but skipper insists there’s more in the tank

To many, Nigeria appeared to pass their test against Angola in the quarterfinals with flying colours to book a ticket to the last four of the AFCON.

Moses Simon of Nigeria controls the ball during the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations group stage match between Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny on January 22,

Moses Simon reflects on goal that sent Super Eagles to AFCON semifinals

Nigeria winger Moses Simon says he sacrificed being the hero when setting up teammate Ademola Lookman to score the goal that sent The Super Eagles to the AFCON semifinals.