U23 AFCON: South Africa coach Notoane will fight for victory against Nigeria
U23 AFCON: South Africa coach Notoane will fight for victory against Nigeria
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U23 AFCON: South Africa coach Notoane will fight for victory against Nigeria

Nigeria and South Africa will lock horns on Friday in the final Group B match of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

South Africa coach David Notoane is looking forward to the encounter and preparing to fight for victory.

South Africa won their second game 1-0 against Ivory Coast to go top of the group with four points, having played a goalless draw against Zambia in the opener.

“We are very happy to get our first win of the tournament, especially against a strong side such as Ivory Coast,” Notoane said.

“This was both a tactical and physical battle which needed a special moment to determine the result, and I am glad that we are the ones who managed to come up with it,” he told Sport24.

“We will prepare accordingly to fight for another winning result in our last group game, which will be against Nigeria,” he stated.

Nigeria, who sit second in the group must beat South Africa or at least avoid a defeat and hopes Ivory Coast does not beat Zambia in the other game that will be played simultaneously.

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