A stunning first-half display helped Nigeria book their place in the Afcon final by beating Mali 4-1 in the semifinal at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has spoken out against the appointment of "mediocre" European coaches by African teams, ahead of his side's tie with Mali.
The Africa Cup of Nations enters its semifinal stage in Durban with Nigeria and Mali set for an unexpected meeting in the east coast city.
Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune said Bafana Bafana failed to kill off Mali when they were dominant in Saturday night's Nations Cup quarterfinal in Durban.
South Africa will receive all the home support at thequarter-final against Mali while the international spotlight will be on tiny Cape Verde Islands.
If you missed our live Afcon 2013 video chat with 'footie writer' Carlos Amato, check out the highlights package with everything you need to know.
Four-time champions Ghana beat Mali 1-0 to shoot to the top of Group B at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Seydou Keita's perseverance has given Mali a 1-0 win over Niger and the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 tournament its first goal.
A contender for the goal of the competition from Arsenal forward Gervinho against Mali on Wednesday put Côte d'Ivoire into the Afcon final.
The Africa Cup of Nations group D will serve up a second West African derby when Ghana face Mali on Saturday.