South Africa are confident of ending a depressing record against Nigeria when they clash tomorrow in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Shakes Mashaba of South Africa says he has a gut feel that South Africa can end the 22-year dominance of Nigeria.
The 64 year old said tomorrow’s match could be a defining moment as his team is ready to record victory over Nigeria.
The Cape Town showdown is a highlight of the 14-fixture matchday two schedule along with Cameroon-Ivory Coast in Yaoundé and Egypt-Tunisia in Cairo.
Reigning African champions Nigeria have won five and drawn one of six matches against South Africa in the World Cup and Cup of Nations.
The countries made contrasting Group A debuts last weekend with South Africa winning three goals to nil in Sudan while Nigeria were stunned three goals to two by visiting Congo Brazzaville.
Nigeria surrendered a 46-match unbeaten home record in Cup of Nations qualifiers and looked a shadow of the team that overcame Burkina Faso one goal to nil in the 2013 final to win a third African title.