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Nations Cup: Nigeria zoom into finals with a 4-1 defeat of Mali – Takes on Burkina Faso

Nigeria eased through to their first Africa Cup of Nations final in 13 years with a comfortable victory over Mali.
Defender Elderson Echiejile opened the scoring, heading home Victor Moses’ cross, before Brown Ideye bundled past Mali keeper Mamadou Samassa.
The Super Eagles made it three with Emmanuel Emenike’s shot deflecting in off Mali midfielder Momo Sissoko.
Substitute Ahmed Musa stroked home Nigeria’s fourth, before Cheick Diarra grabbed a consolation for the Eagles.

Mali
01 Samassa
02 Diawara Booked
03 Tamboura
13 Wague
21 Ndiaye
06 Sissoko (Diabate – 56′ )
08 K Traore
12 Keita
17 M Traore (Sow – 66′ Booked )
10 Maiga Booked (C Diarra – 46′ )
15 Samassa

Substitutes
16 So Diakite
22 Yirango
04 A Coulibaly
05 I Coulibaly
19 S Coulibaly
23 O Coulibaly
11 S Diarra
18 Sow
20 Sa Diakite
07 C Diarra
09 Diabate

Nigeria
01 Enyeama
03 Echiejile
05 Ambrose Booked (Yobo – 81′ )
14 Obobona
22 Omeruo
08 Brown (Uzoenyi – 71′ )
10 Mikel
17 Onazi
09 Emenike
11 Moses (Musa – 53′ )
19 Mba

Substitutes
16 Ejide
23 Agbim
02 Yobo
06 Egwueke
21 Oshaniwa
04 Obiorah
12 Gabriel
13 Ogude
20 Igiebor
07 Musa
15 Uche
18 Uzoenyi

Ref: Bakary Gassama
Via BBC

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