Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr believes his side have a slight edge over South Africa, as they prepare to clash in a 2019 AFCON qualifier on Saturday.
Rohr’s Super Eagles squad have had plenty of time to prepare for the encounter which the coach believes will give them a leg up on the competition.
Bafana Bafana have, meanwhile, had a relatively short time to prepare, with new boss Stuart Baxter, only recently named.
However, Rohr is wary of complacency from his charges and believes Bafana will provide his team with a worthy test.
“It is not going to be an easy game, we need the support of the fans as they have been supporting us each time we play here. We have young players who should be encouraged and supported,” he said, according to Soccernet Nigeria.
“We don’t have the big stars but we have a team. Every Africa nation faces the same problem but then the coaches try to balance the stars and others.
“We are not going to be defensive or careful because Nigeria has good players. We should not be intimidated by everybody. David has beaten Goliath but this is not a case of David and Goliath because there is no David and Goliath in this game.
“Nigeria is the favourite for this game but for South African to be intimidated, no. Though the Super Eagles had more time to train but that is the way it is. We are confident in the way we are approaching the game at the moment but the players know what to do to get the job done.”