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Where to watch Nigeria vs South Africa live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for AFCON semifinal

Nigeria will be pushing for a place in the Africa Cup of Nations final as they take on South Africa in the semifinals on February 7.

The Super Eagles are now favourites to win a first AFCON title since 2013 with a clash against either hosts Ivory Coast or DR Congo in the final.

Nigeria have only conceded one goal so far in the tournament, with knockout stage wins over Cameroon and Angola, as South Africa needed a penalty shootout win over Cape Verde in the previous round.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

What time does Nigeria vs South Africa kick off?

This AFCON semifinal clash takes place at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Ivory Coast and kicks off on Wednesday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Wed, Feb. 7 12:00 p.m. ET
Canada Wed, Feb. 7 12:00 p.m. ET
UK Wed, Feb. 7 5:00 p.m. GMT
Australia Thu, Feb. 8 4:00 a.m. AEDT
India Wed, Feb. 7 10:30 p.m. IST

Nigeria vs South Africa live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this AFCON 2024 match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA BeIN Sports Fubo, BeIN Sports Connect
Canada BeIN Sports

Fubo Canada, BeIN Sports Connect

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, BBC 2 Sky GO, Now TV, BBC iPlayer
Australia BeIN Sports Connect
India FanCode

USA: This game is streamed live via Fubo, with additional options also available on BeIN Sports.

Canada: This AFCON game is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every AFCON 2024 match live and on demand on beIN Sports.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via Sky Sports with streaming options on Sky GO and Now TV. BBC 2 are also offering free-to-air coverage with the BBC iPlayer also streaming the action.

Nigeria vs South Africa lineups, team news

Nigeria head coach Jose Peseiro could stick with an unchanged starting line up from the 1-0 quarterfinal win over Angola with Atalanta winger Ademola Lookman scoring all three of their knockout stage goals so far.

Nigeria (3-4-3, right to left): 23. Stanley Nwabali (GK) — 21. Calvin Bassey, 6. Semi Ajayi, 5. William Troost-Ekong — 2. Ola Aina, 17, Alex Iwobi, 8. Frank Onyeka, 3. Zaidu Sanusi — 15. Moses Simon, 9. Victor Osimhen, 18. Ademola Lookman.

Nigeria subs: TBC

South Africa boss Hugo Broos has not flagged up any fresh injury news ahead of this game with Al Ahly forward Percy Tau the key name in attack

South Africa (4-3-3 right to left): 1. Ronwen Williams (GK) — 20. Khuliso Mudau, 18. Grant Kekana, 14. Mothobi Mvala, 6. Aubrey Modiba — 4. Teboho Mokoena, 11. Themba Zwane, 13. Sphephelo Sithole — 23. Thapelo Morena, 9. Evidence Makgopa, 10. Percy Tau.

South Africa subs: TBC

Nigeria vs South Africa prediction

Nigeria look focused on their goal of reaching the final and Peseiro’s charges look to be a blend of defensive solidity and attacking power. 

No goals conceded in the knockout stages, and the form of Lookman alongside Victor Osimhen, should be enough to see them into a showdown against hosts Ivory Coast or DR Congo.

Prediction: Nigeria 2-0 South Africa

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