Super Eagles End Elephants Charge.

Posted: 02/04/2013 in Football, Video
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Favorites Ivory Coast’s lost 1-2 to Nigeria in the Cup of Nation’s quarterfinal. Emmanuel Emenike scored from 25 yards out with a bullet strike. Check Tiote headed Ivory Coast level seven minutes later from Didier Drogba’s free kick. Sunday Mba ended sealed the game in the 78th minute with a deflected shot.

Last year’s finalist, Ivory Coast viewed this competition as the last chance for their golden generation. Players like Drogba, Zakora, and the Toure brothers have probably seen their last major competition.

The new look Nigeria side showed the discipline and energy that they’ve lacked in past tournaments. Their play and roster was in steep contrast to the side that missed the competition last year. Only five players in the squad have competed in a previous AFCON and six players a based in Nigeria. The end of an era for the Ivory Coast could mean the beginning of a new one for Nigeria. The Super Eagles face Mali on Wednesday the 6th. 

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