Bafana, Super Eagles resume rivalry
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Absa Premiership will take a recess this weekend to make way for the much-anticipated friendly between sworn rivals South Africa and Nigeria.
The match is scheduled for Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Sunday afternoon.
The clash comes months after South Africa denied the West Africans an opportunity to qualify for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations and defend their trophy in Equatorial Guinea.
The match comes on the back of mixed fortunes for the two sides in their respective friendly matches midweek.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles lost by a single goal at home to Uganda while Bafana Bafana edged neighbouring Swaziland 3-0 away.
Meanwhile, league action resumes next week Saturday.
Maritzburg United will host unpredictable SuperSport United at Harry Gwala Stadium in Maritzburg.
Elsewhere, relegation bound AmaZulu will host Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in another tricky tie.
Stars are also staring demotion from the premiership.
AmaZulu anchors the premiership log while the Free State are 14th at the bottom.
In Rustenburg, struggling Platinum Stars entertain high flying Ajax Cape Town at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
The North West-based Stars are starring demotion as well, and they cannot afford to keep losing valuable points if they are to remain in the top flight football league.
They are placed 13th on the premiership log standing while Ajax Cape Town are fifth.
The last premiership match pits Polokwane City against on-form Bidvest Wits at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
Polokwane City are placed seventh while Bidvest Wits are fourth.
– CAJ News
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