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 10.15am.


Broadcast details 

Thursday, August 31

Kick-off Channel
Uganda vs Egypt 1:00pm SS3/SS9/Select1
Venezuela vs Colombia 9:00pm SS7/Maximo


Friday, September 1

Kick-off Channel
Chile vs Paraguay 10:30pm SS5/Maximo2
Uruguay vs Argentina 11:00pm SS3/Maximo
Brazil vs Ecuador 12:45am SS/Maximo2
Peru vs Bolivia 2:15am SS3/Maximo
Nigeria vs Cameroon 4:00pm SS3/SS10/Select1/Maximo360
Ghana vs Congo 3:30pm SS7/SS9
Cape Verde vs South Africa 6:30pm SS4/SS10/Maximo360


Saturday, September 2

Kick – off Channel
Zambia vs Algeria 1:00pm SS3/SS9/Maximo1/Select1


Monday, September 4

Kick – off Channel
Cameroon vs Nigeria 5:00pm SS3/SS9/Maximo1


Tuesday, September 5

Kick off Channel
Congo vs Ghana 2:30pm SS3/SS9
South Africa vs Cape Verde 5:00pm SS4/SS10/Maximo1
Egypt vs Uganda 6:00pm SS3
Algeria vs Zambia 8:30pm SS9/Select1/Maximo360
Bolivia vs Chile 8:00pm SS5/Maximo2
Colombia vs Brazil 8:30pm SS3/Maximo
Ecuador vs Peru 9:00pm SS7/Maximo3


Wednesday, September 6

Kick – off Channel
Argentina vs Venezuela 11:30pm SS3/Maximo
Paraguay vs Uruguay 12:00am SS5/Maximo2

**All times GMT



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