Super Eagles winger, Samuel Kalu has said that they would expect a different South African team when they clash in the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AOIFootball.com reports.
Kalu, who overcame a little health issue at the start of the tournament, stated that both teams are familiar with each other but he believes the Eagles are well on course to reach yet another semifinal on Wednesday in Cairo.
“We lost to them 2-0 in Uyo in our first qualifying game before also playing 1-1 in the return leg in Johannesburg which I scored to seal qualification for the AFCON. The team is not new to us because we know them and they also know much about us. We should expect a very intriguing game on Wednesday.
“Now the team is beaming with plenty of confidence after the win against Cameroon and we all believe we can go all out and make it to the finals,” Kalu said.
Three-time champions Nigeria will square up against 1996 winners South Africa at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night for a place in the semifinals.