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AFCON: Nigeria knows semis opponent as Algeria defeat Cote d’ivoire

Olaitan Nurudeen

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Nigeria knows semis opponent as Algeria defeat Cote d’ivoire

Algeria beat Cote d’ivoire on penalties to book the third semi finals spot in Egypt.

The Cartage Eagles of Algeria scored first in the first half before Kodjia equaliser brought the Elephants back into the game towards the end of the second half.

The Algerian team was awarded a deserving penalty immediately the second half begins but Bounedja smashed it against the cross bar which kept their opponent in the contest.

The game ended 1-1 after extra time and Algeria won 4-3 on penalties. Wilfried Bony and Serey Die missed for the West Africans.

Algeria will now play Nigeria in the semi finals on Sunday at the Cairo International Stadium, Cairo.

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