Though it seems like a difficult or even an impossible task, South Africa goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune is still very hopeful of him and his teammates causing an upset when they face Nigeria in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday.

South Africa has never beaten Nigeria in a competitive senior level game but Khune feels they could write a new chapter in history; beating the Super Eagles in the Group B AFCON qualifying clash.

For Khune, "hard work and determination" should see them through not the big names as present in the Nigeria team.

"We have played Nigeria so many times and if I recall very well I have met them twice, thrice. Last time (we met them) we drew twice - here in Nigeria and in South Africa. Now we are looking forward to the Afcon qualifying match here and both teams have prepared very well. And we are also looking forward to entertaining our people.

"Well we have not won a competitive match against Nigeria, but this Saturday it will be a different ball game. I mean we are more than prepared to come and upset Nigeria in their own country but it will take a lot of hard work, determination and of course taking our chances after creating them," Khune told journalists in Nigeria.

The Nigeria vs South Africa game is billed to kick off by 5.pm on Saturday.

Many wait to see if Khune who has made 82 appearances for South Africa will be able to stop the rampaging Super Eagles team that has so much firepower in the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Alexi Iwobi, Ahmed Musa among others.