South Africa have continued to strategise ahead of their 2019 AFCON qualifier fixture against Nigeria.

“We need to guard against them going at us in the opening minutes. If we manage to frustrate them, the crowd would become restless and that would be a big starting point,” said coach Stuart Baxter adding the bottom line on Saturday would be a good result.

The wily mentor said it is important to respect the hosts who boast of big name players but insisted Bafana Bafana will never be afraid of any team on the continent or in the world.

“Respect yes, but we don’t fear anyone,” said Baxter adding there was a huge belief in the air. “I believe the secret to having a good result on Saturday would be to do things collectively; attack and defend as a unit.”

They will have another training session later on Thursday in Uyo as Baxter impressed upon spoiling the party for the hosts.

In 12 meetings between both sides, South Africa have only managed one win, while the last three fixtures have ended in a draw.