Clash of titans headlines World Cup Qualifiers on DStv’s SuperSport Channels

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With the journey to Russia 2018 resuming around the globe this week, a clash of titans is the headline act in the Confederations of African Football (CAF) qualification campaign.

African football giants Nigeria and Cameroon will resume an age-old rivalry stretching back over 50 years when they face-off on Friday in the first match of a double-header fixture, with the second scheduled for Monday next week.

The Super Eagles-Indomitable Lions rivalry is one of African football’s most iconic encounters and was at the peak of continental football during the 1980s when they played out countless classics, including the 1984 Afcon final.

The upcoming double-header is definitely the most anticipated fixture of round three and four of the World Cup qualifiers as the continent has been starved of this match; the two nations having faced off just three times in the last 17 years. Both fixtures, along with a selection of other CAF qualifiers, will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

South Africa, currently sitting second in Group D behind Burkina Faso on goal difference, will be looking to keep up the pressure on the log-leaders when they travel to Cape Verde on Friday. Bafana Bafana will then be hoping to ride some momentum into the second-leg tie at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban next Tuesday.

The continent’s other World Cup hopefuls continue their quest for qualification as Ghana take on the Congo, Uganda play Egypt and Zambia go up against Algeria.

Meanwhile, the highlight of the South American fixtures sees bitter rivals Uruguay and Argentina battle it out on Friday at 12.55am, but not before Chile host Paraguay at 12.15am.

** Please note that SOME of the games have been scheduled to air on GOtv’s SuperSport Select channels

Broadcast details

Thursday, August 31

Kick-off

Channel

Uganda vs Egypt

15:00

SS3/SS9/Select1

Venezuela vs Colombia

23:00

SS7/Maximo

Friday, September 1

Kick-off

Channel

Chile vs Paraguay

00:30
SS5/Maximo2
Uruguay vs Argentina

01:00
SS3/Maximo
Brazil vs Ecuador

02:45
SS/Maximo2
Peru vs Bolivia

04:15
SS3/Maximo
Nigeria vs Cameroon

18:00
SS3/SS10/Select1/Maximo360
Ghana vs Congo

17:30
SS7/SS9
Cape Verde vs South Africa

20:30
SS4/SS10/Maximo360

Saturday, September 2

Kick – off
Channel
Zambia vs Algeria
15:00
SS3/SS9/Maximo1/Select1

Monday, September 4

Kick – off
Channel
Cameroon vs Nigeria
19:00
SS3/SS9/Maximo1

Tuesday, September 5

Kick off
Channel
Congo vs Ghana
16:30
SS3/SS9
South Africa vs Cape Verde
19:00
SS4/SS10/Maximo1
Egypt vs Uganda
20:00
SS3
Algeria vs Zambia
22:30
SS9/Select1/Maximo360
Bolivia vs Chile
22:00
SS5/Maximo2
Colombia vs Brazil
22:30
SS3/Maximo
Ecuador vs Peru
23:00
SS7/Maximo3

Wednesday, September 6

Kick – off
Channel
Argentina vs Venezuela
01:30
SS3/Maximo
Paraguay vs Uruguay
02:00
SS5/Maximo2

**All times CAT