Former Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh has warned the team to be at their best when they confront South Africa, DAILY POST reports.
Jose Peseiro’s men will be up against the Bafana Bafana in an AFCON semi-final tie at the Stade de la Paix on Wednesday.
Oliseh posited that the South Africans are a dangerous counter-attacking side.
The former midfielder also advised the Super Eagles not to allow the game to drag into a penalty shootout.
“South Africa are compact and dangerous when they go forward,” Oliseh said on a Channels TV programme.
“When they go forward, they can hurt us.
“And we should not allow the game to go to a penalty shootout because of the aura around the heroics of the goalkeeper.
“He saved four penalties and the Super Eagles must have watched that.”
South Africa and Nigeria last met at the AFCON in the 2000 edition which Nigeria co-hosted with Ghana.
The Super Eagles won the semi-final tie 2-0 with Tijani Babangida scoring a brace.