Mali coach Patrice Carteron says his side are underdogs in their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria, even though they lead the Super Eagles in the Fifa world rankings.
The Eagles are 25th in the world and third in Africa, while Nigeria are 52nd on Fifa’s list and ninth in Africa.
Carteron told BBC Sport: ” Nigeria beat Ivory Coast, who everyone had thought would win that game.
“Now everyone thinks Nigeria will win the cup, so the pressure is on them.”
He added: “They’ve got good young players like Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike, and experienced players like John Obi Mikel – and they’ve got a good, experienced coach in Stephen Keshi.
“But we have the faith and we are so motivated because we want to give so much to the Malian people.