Wilfred Ndidi

Ndidi's Nigeria Reach AFCON Semi-Finals

Wilfred Ndidi’s Nigeria sealed a dramatic 2-1 victory over South Africa to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-Finals on Wednesday.

- Wilfred Ndidi played 90 minutes as Nigeria beat South Africa 2-1 in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-Finals stage
- The Super Eagles qualified for the semi-finals after an 89th-minute winner from William Troost-Ekong
- Nigeria will meet Ivory Coast or Algeria in the last-four in Cairo on Sunday

- Islam Slimani’s Algeria contest a quarter-final clash with the Ivorians on Thursday

The Super Eagles beat Burundi, Guinea and Cameroon en route to their last-eight fixture with Bafana Bafana, and took the lead on 27 minutes through Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze.

Ndidi played the full 90 minutes at Cairo International Stadium, with Nigeria's winning goal coming just one minute before time when Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong bundled home a loose ball.

Nigeria will now meet Ivory Coast or Islam Slimani's Algeria in the semi-finals in Cairo on Sunday.

The Foxes forward, who spent last season on loan at Fenerbahçe, could be in Africa Cup of Nations action when his country tackle Ivory Coast in the last-eight stage on Thursday (5pm BST kick-off).

Earlier this summer, he netted for his country during a 3-0 group stage victory over Tanzania, increasing his tally to 27 goals in 61 games for Algeria.

You can stay up-to-date with the progress of Slimani and Ndidi on LCFC.com over the coming days.

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