Nigeria progressed to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with victory over favourites Ivory Coast.

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Nigeria progressed to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with victory over favourites Ivory Coast.

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike opened the scoring just before half-time, smashing a thunderous effort past Boubacar Barry in the Ivorian goal.
Midfielder Cheick Tiote drew the Elephants level shortly after the break, heading home from Didier Drogba’s free-kick.

But Sunday Mba sealed Nigeria’s win with a shot deflected in off Sol Bamba.
The result sees Nigeria through to their fifth semi-final in seven Nations Cup appearances, while Ivory Coast’s wait for a second continental title goes on, after they failed once again to live up to their billing as the highest-ranked side in Africa.

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