With the journey to Russia 2018 resuming around the globe this week, a clash of titans is the headline act in the Confederation 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, 1 September 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, with 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, 1 September. 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 01:00, but not before Chile host Paraguay at 00:30.

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