Coach Gernot Rohr will once again look to Odion Ighalo for inspiration, with the China-based striker seeming to have rediscovered his scoring touch. The Super Eagles coach will also hope that his side’s defence, which has proved a source of worry, will enjoy better protection by hard-working midfielders, Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo. The Super Eagles can also count on midfielders Alex Iwobi and defender Ola Aina to provide attacking spark.The Bafana Bafana look very capable of ending the Super Eagles’ dream of adding to their three AFCON victories. The 1996 winners will take inspiration from the staggering counter-attacking performance against Egypt and their main offensive weapons, Percy Tau and Thembinkosi Lorch, the 2018/2019 ABSA Premiership Best Player. Both players showed how much menace they are capable of against the Pharaohs of Egypt.Coach Stuart Baxter can also depend on Lebo Mothiba, who has been a source of irritation to defenders since the tournament began, the creativity of Bongani Zungu and the reliability of Dean Furman in midfield.All the matches of AFCON 2019 are available to DStv subscribers on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family packages, while selected matches will be available to DStv Access subscribers. On GOtv, the matches are available to subscribers on GOtv Max and GOtv Plus packages.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A semi-final spot at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is up for grabs when the Super Eagles of Nigeria take on the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in one of the tournament’s quarter-final games today.The match between two past winners of the African Cup of Nations, billed for Cairo International Stadium, will be broadcast live at 8pm on SuperSport 7 and 10 on all DStv packages, and SuperSport Select 2 and 4 on GOtv Max and Plus packages.Both teams have met 13 times, with six Nigerian victories against South Africa’s two, the most recent being the 2 – 0 away victory over the Super Eagles in a 2019 AFCON Group E qualifier played in June 2017. The return leg last November in Johannesburg ended 1 – 1.
IGN Entertainment has announced an intriguing live video partnership with WWE which will see 90 minute IGN-produced livestreams where gaming and gaming and WWE fans alike can watch the “WWE x IGN eSports Showdown”.This evening at 7.pm ET, an IGN-produced livestream will see WWE fans gather in person and online to watch WWE Superstars A.J. Styles™, Sasha Banks®, Cesaro™, The New Day®‘s Kofi Kingston®, and a yet-to-be revealed surprise player battle one another in Capcom’s FGC title Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite.IGN reaches over 156 million monthly users in 24 languages and across 18 platforms. They will collaborate with WWE to produce additional future exclusive livestream events across the globe, giving fans an insight in both the world of esports and WWE.The man in charge of casting will be IGN’s Max Scoville, joined by Greg Miller and Alex Mendez. The general manager of the “WWE x IGN eSports Showdown” will be Xavier Woods who hosts UpUpDownDown and WWE’s YouTube gaming channel. UpUpDownDown follows a similar concept, with over a million subscribers on YouTube. It creates daily episodes featuring WWE Superstars and their love of video games. Episodes see the stars square off against one another, as well as professionals, NFL players and more in the world’s most popular gaming titles.“As the world of esports continues to explode, a video partnership with WWE is the perfect place for IGN Entertainment to showcase exciting new formats for live events,” said Wade Beckett, Chief Programming Officer, SVP of Video. “The crossover between IGN’s global fanbase and WWE’s is undeniable and will make for an exhilarating live experience both for fans at the event in New York and for the millions of fans watching the livestream around the world.”“The live video partnership with IGN Entertainment gives WWE another global platform to reach our passionate fan base, many of whom are avid gamers,” said John Brody, WWE Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Head of International. “The ‘WWE x IGN eSports Showdown’ will be an exciting event for fans to consume our family-friendly content through the growing world of esports.”Esports Insider says: Interesting initiative here, and one we’re sure will be extremely popular with those are both fans of WWE and FGC titles. Now when will we see Triple H play some Dota 2? read more