South Africa head coach, Stuart Baxter has promised to put up a solid team when they face Nigeria in next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Both countries missed out of the 2017 Afcon staged in Gabon, and they would lock horns with the ambition of making a return to the next edition billed for Cameroon.
The former Kaizer Chief handler re-signed a five-year contract - replacing Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba who fell out with the South African Footaball Association.
During his unveiling in Johannesburg on Monday, the 63-year-old spoke of his vision for the team while revealing his plans for undefeated Gernot Rohr's men.
"I hope we will be very competitive with Nigeria. We will give them a game," Baxter told media.
"We need to be competitive and players will do it the South African way; that should reflect the play in the country.
"I believe the nation has enough players to succeed and I also believe in my abilities; I'm very optimistic.”
Aside the Super Eagles, the 1996 African kings will slug it out with Libya and Seychelles in Group E.