Nigeria hope to extend an unbeaten run over fellow west Africans Mali when they clash on Wednesday for the chance to play in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final.
Nigerian players take part in a training session on February 5, 2013 in Durban on the eve of their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final match against Mali. The Super Eagles defied the odds last Sunday to beat title favourites Ivory Coast 2-1 and set up an early-evening showdown against Mali.
Several months ago, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan charged the Super Eagles to reach the Nations Cup final as he wishes to watch them play in Johannesburg to kick off the country's celebrations of 150 years as a nation.
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