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Nigeria only hopeful with positive semis record

William Troost-Ekong won it at the death for Nigeria to leave South Africa heartbroken

Cairo, Egypt, Jul 14 – Nigeria are the only 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalists in Egypt who boast a positive record in the penultimate stage of the competition.

The three-time champions have been involved in 13 last-four matches, winning seven and losing six.

Algeria have won only two of six semi-finals in the biennial African competition, Tunisia two of five and Senegal one of three.

Here, AFP Sport lists the semi-finals results of the four contenders to succeed Cameroon as African champions:

Algeria

1980   Nigeria     Algeria 2 Egypt 2 (4-2 pen)

1982   Libya       Algeria 2 Ghana 3

1984   I. Coast    Algeria 0 Cameroon 0 (4-5 pen)

1988   Morocco     Algeria 1 Nigeria 1 (8-9 pen)

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1990   Algeria     Algeria 2 Senegal 1

2010   Angola      Algeria 0 Egypt 4

Nigeria

1978   Ghana       Nigeria 1 Uganda 2

1980   Nigeria     Nigeria 1 Morocco 0

1984   I. Coast    Nigeria 2 Egypt 2 (8-7 pen)

1988   Morocco     Nigeria 1  Algeria 1 (9-8 pen)

1990   Algeria     Nigeria 2 Zambia 0

1992   Senegal     Nigeria 1 Ghana 2

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1994   Tunisia     Nigeria 2 Ivory Coast 2 (4-2 pen)

2000   Nigeria     Nigeria 2 South Africa 0

2002   Mali        Nigeria 1  Senegal 2

2004   Tunisia     Nigeria 1 Tunisia 1 (3-5 pen)

2006   Egypt       Nigeria 0 Ivory Coast 1

2010   Angola      Nigeria 0 Ghana 1

2013   S. Africa   Nigeria 4 Mali 1

Senegal

1990   Algeria     Senegal 1 Algeria 2

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2002   Mali        Senegal 2 Nigeria 1

2006   Egypt       Senegal 1 Egypt 2

Tunisia

1962   Ethiopia    Tunisia 2 Ethiopia 4

1978   Ghana       Tunisia 0 Ghana 1

1996   S. Africa   Tunisia 4 Zambia 2

2000   Ghana       Tunisia 0 Cameroon 3

2004   Tunisia     Tunisia 1 Nigeria 1 (5-3 pen)

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