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Nigeria vs. Ethiopia: African Cup of Nations Live Score, Highlights, Recap

RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 29,  Elderson Echiejile of Nigeria (R) challenges Getaneh Kebede during the 2013 African Cup of Nations match between Ethiopia and Nigeria at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on January 29, 2013 in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Najeeb RehmanContributor IJanuary 29, 2013

African Cup of Nations: Group C

Full-time: Nigeria 2 Ethiopia 0

Goals: Moses 80 (pen), 90 (pen)

Ethiopia: 01 Bancha, 02 Debebe, 04 Butaco, 06 Girma, 12 Elias, 15 Estifanos (Teshome - 46' ), 16 Saleh (Bogale - 68' ), 21 Hintsa, 07 Said, 09 Kebede, 11 Oukri (Ibrahim - 46' )

Nigeria: 01 Enyeama, 03 Echiejile, 05 Ambrose, 14 Obobona, 22 Omeruo, 10 Mikel (Yobo - 90' ), 13 Ogude, 09 Emenike (Brown - 75' ), 11 Moses, 15 Uche (Musa - 65' ), 19 Mbah

Referee: Bouchaib El Ahrach

Victor Moses scored two late penalties to book Nigeria’s place in the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations.

Nigeria struggled to create chances in a game they needed to win but the Chelsea winger was twice tripped in the box and coolly converted both the penalties he won.

Ethiopia’s keeper, Sisay Bancha, was sent off for the second penalty and as all three substitutions had been made, midfielder Addis Hintsa went in goal for the 90th minute penalty and for the seven minutes of injury time.

After a dull opening hour the game became stretched when both teams pushed for a victory and Moses used his pace to full effect as he took advantage of the extra space afforded him.

The result meant that Nigeria qualified along with Burkina Faso from Group C, and current holders Zambia have been eliminated.

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