South African vs Nigeria
Kelechi Iheanacho led the wild Nigeria celebrations as the country qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations final since 2013.
In a game marred with controversy, Nigeria needed penalties to beat South Africa, with the Leicester forward scoring the decisive spot kick to send his side to Sunday’s final.William Troost-Ekong gave his side the lead from the penalty spot in the 67th minute of what was a tight game, with South Africa looking to continue their fairytale run all the way to the last game.
Cote d’Ivoire vs DR Congo
Sebastien Haller’s unorthodox 65th-minute volley has booked Ivory Coast an unlikely meeting with Nigeria in the AFCON final after beating DR Congo 1-0 at Ebimpe Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night.
The hosts have the chance to win the tournament on home soil – and become the first team to do so since Egypt in 2006 – just over two weeks after they sacked manager Jean-Louis Grasset after an unimpressive group stage.
Les Elephants had assumed that after finishing third in their group, and falling to lacklustre defeats against Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, they were destined to crash out of the competition.