by Oluwashina Okeleji

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi sticks with the squad that upset their West African neighbours Ivory Coast on Sunday. 

“We are happy to stick with the team that did so well against Ivory Coast,” he explained.

Keshi, who was sacked by Mali in 2010, has a fully-fit squad to choose from.

There is no place in the starting line-up for midfielder Fegor Ogude who is available after a one-match suspension.

Expectations of a third trophy, following successes in 1980 and 1994,
have been increased by their last-eight win against tournament
favourites Ivory Coast.

Nigeria XI vs Mali: (4-3-3) – Enyeama; Echeijile, Ambrose, Oboabona, Omeruo; Onazi, Mikel, Mba; Moses, Emenike, Ideye.

Nigeria XI vs Mali

    01 Enyeama
    03 Echiejile
    05 Ambrose
    14 Oboabona
    22 Omeruo
    08 Brown
    10 Mikel
    17 Onazi
    09 Emenike
    11 Moses
    19 Mba


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

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