Super Eagles fly above Elephants of Ivory Coast to AFCON semi-final
The Super Eagles of Nigeria tamed their Ivorian counterparts to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing African Cup of Nations in a pulsating game by all accounts.
They overcome tournament favourites, the Elephant of Ivory coast by scoring two goals to one.
Striker Emmanuel Emenike scored the opening goal just before half-time but midfielder Cheick Tiote drew the Elephants level shortly after the break, heading home from Didier Drogba’s free-kick, reports the BBC.
In the 78th minute, Sunday Mba sealed Nigeria’s win, as the BBC puts it, with his shot deflecting off Sol Bamba.
An ecstatic Stephen Keshi, coach of the Super Eagles told journalists “there are many possibilities for this team”.
Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com/BBC