By Ikenna Agu

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Nigeria progressed to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after overcoming 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 his shot deflecting off Sol Bamba.

With this victory, Nigeria have set up a semi final appointment with Mali who booked their place after beating hosts South Africa 3-1 on penalties.

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