The South African contingent arrived Lagos on Wednesday, ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria this Saturday.
The Stuart Baxter-led team arrived aboard a South African Airways flight and they are expected to leave for Uyo, venue of the match, later today.
Their head coach, Baxter, told the South African press that they could win the game if the Bafana Bafana managed to shut up the Uyo crowd in the first 20 minutes.
“If we let the crowd get excited‚ and Nigeria enjoy the game‚ then I think that’s going to be a big plus for them.“I think if we can turn that around and frustrate them a bit‚ and be better than they think‚ and have more to say than they think‚ then maybe the crowd could be a bit of a negative for them.
“I think that’s important. And maybe if Nigeria could have chosen‚ they might not really have wanted to play us in the first game at home. Because then there is the scenario that if they lose they’re going to be under tremendous pressure from the beginning,” he said.