Ex-Super Eagles player, Jay-Jay Okocha has said he is expecting an interesting clash between Nigeria and South Africa tomorrow in Cairo.
Both nations have met in Afcon history twice and Nigeria has won in those matches, with Jay Jay playing a vital role.
He has now gone back to his playing days against them and has spoken about what to look forward to on Wednesday.
His words, “It was great because before then I was personally looking forward to playing against Bafana Bafana because we were having this argument who the best African team is,”
“We felt Bafana won it in 1996 because we didn’t take part. I think we were on fire then, we were having our best period and that was the year we had won the Olympics [in Atlanta].
“But then the opportunity came in 2000, and for us it was personal to make sure that we get one over them.
“It was a bit easier because we were at home. So, it will be interesting to see both teams playing against each other on a neutral ground.”
“I think it’s always easier to sit on the outside and act as if you have the best solution. But I’ve played the game at the highest level and I can tell you my opinion,”
“You can come up with whatever tactics you want as a coach but if you don’t have the tools to execute you will struggle, and if you don’t have willing players that are ready to commit to the cause than you will struggle.
“I think it’s all about the players’ mindset on the day and the team that wants it more.”