Super Eagles of Nigeria Win! Defeat Ivory Coast to Reach the Semi-Finals at AFCON 2013!Posted on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 6:40 PM
By Adeola Adeyemo
Despite a rough start at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in South Africa, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have risen up to the challenge, winning their last two matches. Some minutes ago, the team won the quarter finals match against Ivory Coast to clinch the semi-finals ticket at the tournament.
The first goal of the match was scored by Nigeria’s Emmanuel Emenike in the 43rd minute. Shortly after the half-time break, Ivory Coast’s Cheik Tiote scored the equalizing goal in the 50th minute. But Nigeria’s Sunday Mba scored the winner with a shot from outside the area in the 78th minute, helping Nigeria advance to the semi-finals.
Nigeria will now play Mali, which eliminated host South Africa on penalties on Saturday in Durban.
It was really an interesting match. The Super Eagles put up a great performance. Well done!
What are your thoughts on Nigeria’s performance so far at the tournament?
Did you watch the match today? What do you think about the match?