AFCON 2023: List of Times Nigeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, DR Congo Have Met at Semi-Finals

AFCON 2023: List of Times Nigeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, DR Congo Have Met at Semi-Finals

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles, Bafana Bafana of South Africa, host country Ivory Coast and DR Congo are set to battle at the AFCON 2023 semi-final
  • This is not the first time the four quarter-final victors will be making it to the semi-final stage in the history of AFCON
  • Nigeria had played Ivory Coast in three semi-finals and played South Africa once, while the host country had played DR Congo once

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Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Nigeria's Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana of South Africa will renew their rivalry at the semi-final stage of the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 on Wednesday, February 7.

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Super Eagles of time Nigeria, South Africa others have played in the AFCON semi-final Photo Credit: Ademola Lookman, Bafana Bafana
Source: Twitter

According to a tweet by StatiSense on Sunday, February 4, Nigeria, South Africa, Ivory Coast, and DR Congo have played together at least once at the quarter-final stage before now.

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The tweet showed that Nigeria met with South Africa once and played this year's host, Ivory Coast, in three semi-finals of AFCON. However, Ivory Coast has met DR Congo once in the history of AFCON.

The four teams are back in the AFCON 2023 semi-final to test their strength and rule the black continent again.

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The tweet partly reads:

"In 1992: Nigeria & Ivory Coast were Semi-Finalists [Ivory Coast won the Cup, Nigeria was 3rd place]
"In 1994: Nigeria & Ivory Coast were Semi-Finalists [Nigeria won the Cup, Ivory Coast was 3rd place]
"In 2000: Nigeria & South Africa were Semi-Finalists [Nigeria was 2nd and South Africa came 3rd]
"In 2006: Nigeria & Ivory Coast were Semi-Finalists [Ivory Coast came 2nd, Nigeria was 3rd]
"In 2015: Ivory Coast & Congo DR were Semi-Finalists [Ivory Coast won and Congo DR was 3rd]"

See the tweet below:

AFCON: Tinubu calls Super Eagles ahead of Angola match

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu engaged the Super Eagles players a few hours before their match against the Palancas Negras of Angola.

Addressing the players ahead of the match, President Tinubu gave them his words of encouragement.

The president's engagement with the Super Eagles players came hours after they were tipped by the team's former manager, Gernot Rohr, to defeat Angola.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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