3. Percy Tau
Tau has grown to become integral member of the Bafana Bafana side haven given opportunities into the team at tender age.
The Al Ahly of Egypt winger is a menace on the flank and has the qualities in his runs and deliveries which he’s used to bag two assists at the tournament.
The duo of Calvin Bassey and Sanusi Zeidu will have their hands full on Wednesday with potential threats Tau will bring to them on the left side of Eagles’ defense.
4. Teboho Mokoena
The defensive midfielder is another key player to lookout for against Nigeria.
He’s formed an important pivot for South Africa’s midfield giving needed protection for the defense and has also supported the attack when needed.
His precise passes and taking advantage of spaces ahead made him more deadly upfront than in defense. With a goal and an assist already at the tournament, Mokoena’s qualities will come in handy against Nigeria and might prove decisive on how South Africa would fare on Wednesday.
5. Evidence Makgopa
One of the three starters for South Africa national team not playing for Mamelodi Sundowns, Makgopa has established himself at the AFCON as a promising young striker.
He may not have turn in more goals as expected, but the Orlando Pirates’ striker has being a menace for all defenders he’s faced so so far.
He can be likened to Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen with a return of a goal and assist so far at the tournament, an indication and warning for Super Eagles’ defenders to be at their best against him and keep him away from making in roads to major areas in Nigeria’s defense.