The Elephants are among the tournament favourites, with a couple of big-name players in their ranks.
Bafana Bafana finished second in Group E of the qualifiers, behind Nigeria, to make it a first Afcon appearance in four years.
The 1996 champions will have their work cut out here as they will have to also contend against Morocco and Namibia to make it to the Round of 16. They are offered at odds of (3.65) with the same bet firm to come out victorious in Cairo.
Two of the previous three meetings between these sides have ended all square and it’s (3.20) to happen again.
This is a game which is going to be very close to call, in that the Ivorians have won seven of the last 13 games while the South Africans have won six in the same number of matches.