Battle of Durban

The Super Eagles of Nigeria prevented the Elephants of Cote d' Ivoire from reaching the semi final stage of the on going African cup of nations in South Africa.

The Nigerian team paraded some inexperienced players like Godfrey Oboabona,Keneth Omeruo,Onazi and Sunday Mba against the Ivorians.

On the other hand, the 'Eagles' of Mali defeated South Africa 3-1 on penalties after playing a 1-1 draw for 120 minutes. The Malians also got to this stage of the competition in 2012.

The two teams will fight for the final ticket on Wednesday. Seydou Keita is the biggest player in the current squad. The veteran scored his nation's equaliser against South Africa.

Mali has never beaten Nigeria at any competition. The Nigerians won bronze thrice at the expense of Mali in 2002,2004 and 2010.

Fengor Ogude will be eligible to play for Nigeria after serving a one match ban, but Vincent Enyeama and Onazi are one booking away from missing the next match.