CAIRO – Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr concedes that Bafana Bafana are favourites for tonight’s big Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final but his South African counterpart Stuart Baxter is having none of that.
“The Nigerians are one of the best teams on the continent,” Baxter said.
“They have been for a long time. They have been a powerhouse of African football for a long time. One win (over Egypt on Saturday) doesn’t make us favourites.
“Gernot would love to have the tags of underdogs. I don’t think that he is fooling anybody to tell you the truth.
“We will go into the game as we do every game. When we play well, and find the balance between good organisation and still get on the ball and play with pace, we can give everybody in this continent a good game.