Legendary South African goalkeeper Brian Baloyi who represented the Bafana Bafana at the 1998 Afcon. He was asked which country he feels was Bafana Bafana’s toughest opponents at Afcon ’98, Baloyi said: “It would have to be Egypt more especially in my first Afcon, we lost to them in a final. I think we know in South Africa, Egypt has always been a tough opponent for us.”

South Africa lost 2-0 to the Pharaohs at Afcon ’98 in Burkinafaso – their first and only loss at the games.

He picked the Super Eagles of Nigeria as Bafana’s next toughest after Egypt even though the two countries never met at Afcon ’98.

“Our next toughest opponent it would have to be Nigeria. So, those two countries have always been our toughest opponents [as South Africa],” added Baloyi.
Most matches that has been played between both sides hsbe come I’m favor of the west Africans.

South Africa lost 2-1 to Nigeria at the 2019 Afcon quarter finals.