This Day (Lagos)

3 February 2013

Nigeria/Cote d'Ivoire: Afcon 2013 - Eagles Stun Favourites, Elephants

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Emmanuel Emenike of Nigeria shoots at goal during the quarter-final against Cote d'Ivoire in Rustenburg, South Africa.

Nigeria progressed to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after overcoming favourites Cote d'Ivoire.

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 his shot deflecting off Sol Bamba.

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