Nigeria’s Super Eagles will face Ghana in a last-four duel of the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Wednesday in South Africa.
The match, billed for the Free State Stadium in Mangaung, sees two West African neighbours battle for a shot at the US$ 750,000 (N120.2m) prize money earmarked for the winner of the 2014 CHAN.
A second-half spot-kick by Kwabena Adusei was all the Black Stars needed to book their semi-final ticket and knock-out a hard-fighting DR Congo after Jean Kasusula Kilitso handled a captain Jordan Okpoku’s cross.
Nigeria came from three goals down to beat the Atlas Lions of Morocco 4-3 (after extra-time), and reach the semi-final of Africa’s second tier football championship in their debut appearance last Saturday.
Incidentally, Ghana were runners-up to DR Congo in the maiden edition of the championship hosted in Abidjan in 2009 but failed to make it past the Group stage in Morocco two year’s later.