Nigeria vs. Mali: The Men That Matter

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Nigeria vs. Mali: The Men That Matter
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After vanquishing the favourites and the hosts respectively, Nigeria and Mali will both be quietly confident about progression to the African Cup of Nations final. At the same time, however, both will be acutely aware of the talent and threats that lie within the opposition’s ranks.

In this piece, Bleacher Report’s African Expert Ed Dove profiles some of the key figures in Wednesday’s semifinal. Any of these five could be the difference between success and failure, between heading home and advancing one step closer to a glory that could scarcely have been imagined before the competition.

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