2026 World Cup Qualifiers: How to watch Nigeria vs South Africa game and all you need to know

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Nigeria will host South Africa in matchday three of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Friday, June 7.

The Super Eagles are yet to win a game in the qualification round and they have two points from their first two games, after settling for draws against Lesotho and Rwanda.

South Africa, on the other hand, have a registered a win against Benin Republic and they lost to Rwanda. They have three points from two matches.

Nigeria are fourth in Group C with four points after two games while Bafana Bafana occupy the third position with three points after the same number of matches.

How to watch Nigeria vs South Africa game?

You can watch the African Qualifiers game for the 2026 FIFA World Cup – Nigeria vs South Africa LIVE on Afrosport TV and its affiliate partner, NTA anywhere in Nigeria.

You watch Afrosport TV on Free TV, channel 730 Free TV, and you can stream for FREE via Vidivu portal.

When is Nigeria vs South Africa game?

The 2026 African Qualifiers game between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana will take place on Friday, June 7 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo

The game is scheduled to take off 8pm (West African Time).

Match Preview

Nigeria and South Africa will face each other for the second time in 2024 after their last encounter in the semi-final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles emerged victorious in the Ivory Coast earlier this year with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra-time.

Two South Africa-based goalkeepers wer in goal the last time the two countries faced off and they are in still contention for Friday’s game.

Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Boniface are back in Nigeria set-up after missing the AFCON due to injuries and new coach Finidi George is set for his first competitive match at the helm of the Super Eagles.

Bafana Bafana, however, have seen their preparations hampered by injuries but coach Hugo Broos is positive about getting a favourable result in Nigeria.

Key battles to watch out for

Stanley Nwabali vs Williams Ronwen

Wilfred Ndidi vs Teboho Mokoena

Ademola Lookman vs Percy Tau

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