Nigeria success in beating Mali 4-1 in the semifinals of 2013 AFCON was celebrated at the nation's capital, Lagos and it was more than just a simply one as the Super Eagles supporters are doing it in style.
Mali and Nigeria will be battling it out for a ticket into the Africa Cup of Nations final as both sides will meet in the semifinals fixture this Wednesday.
Arriving into the midweek clash after a 2-1 win over tournament favorite Ivory Coast, Nigeria squad are looking confident ahead of their match against Mali as Super Eagles' captain Joseph Yobo said that they're currently having the momentum on their side.
Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi revealed that his team are ready to face Mali in their semifinal fixture of Africa Cup of Nations this Wednesday. The tactician who has a past relationship with the nation stated that he won't get caught in any nostalgic time as professionalism is what matter the most when his leading the Super Eagles this midweek.
Mali continuing their preparation ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash against Nigeria this Wednesday as Seydou Keita and co are determined to once again give joy to their people back home.
Nigeria players set their foot in Durban as they prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal encounter against Mali and ahead of that important match, Super Eagles players claims that they are ready to face their opponent.
Mali defender Fousseni Diawara talks about his team's condition ahead of their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash against Nigeria, stating that it will be a tough encounter against one of the tournament favorites.
Having successfully eliminating the host nation South Africa in the quarter finals, Mali are set for another difficult semifinals game against Nigeria. Ahead of that match, The Eagles tactician Patrice Carteron admitted that they will need to put on an excellent performance on that game since their opponent are a stronger side.
There was nothing but disappointment for Ivory Coast as they were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations quarter final after suffering a 2-1 defeat over Nigeria on Sunday.
The Elephants' striker, Gervinho said that there was just no excuse on why they couldn't put on their best effort on the game, despite stating that everyone were very keen on winning that game.
This Sunday two more semifinal tickets will be the target for four tough African teams as they compete in the Quarter Final stage of the competition. Tournament favorite, Ivory Coast will be keen on reaching their third successful semi final when they face another strong side, Nigeria.
Nigeria set their final preparation before the African Cup quarter finals against Ivory Coast this weekend, as the Super Eagles' players are setting up their best tactical approach to stop one of the tournament favorites.
Nigeria will be facing a tough challenge in the Africa Cup of Nations' quarter finals round as they face one the tournament favorites, Ivory Coast on Sunday, February 3rd. Ahead of that game, Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel revealed his joy in playing for his country while hoping that he can lead them into achieving something important in this 2013.
Nigeria confirmed their place into the quarter finals of African Cup of Nations after securing a 2-0 victory over Ethiopia on Tuesday. The results will mostly guide them for a tough encounter against Ivory Coast in the knock out stages.
Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo warns his teammates not to let their concentration slip during their final group game in Africa Cup of Nations against Ethiopia this Tuesday.
Yobo stated that although his side's spirit is high at the moment, but the midweek game is a very important one, so they must not get involved in any altercations and simply focusing on getting the maximum result against their opponent.