Super Eagles legend, Austine Jay Jay Okocha, has described Bafana-Bafana as not being Nigeria’s fiercest rivals on the pitch.
A place in Cameroon 2019 will be up for grabs when both countries clash in the Group E encounter at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.
According to Completesportsnigeria. com. the former Nigeria Skipper said:
“No, we do not see South Africa as our rivals, but we know that they are very tough opponents,”
“Maybe the Nigerians who are living here (in South Africa) see that as bragging rights, but I do not have to go with what fans make of the game.
“I speak as a football personality, somebody who has been there before, you know. So I know they are not our rivals, but it is always a good match to watch.”
Okocha, who represented the Super Eagles 75 times, is hopeful for an exciting match on Saturday.
“Well, may the better team win! I want to enjoy the game,” he added.
“I want to see a good, very competitive match. Of course, my heart is with Nigeria, but if South Africa deserve it, they should win.”
Ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash between Bafana Bafana and the Super Eagles, Nigeria legend, Austine Jay Jay Okocha, insists the hosts are not his nation’s fiercest rivals on the pitch.