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Nigeria, Ghana Face Off in African Cup of Nations


Nigeria looks to make a fifth straight semifinal when it takes on host country Ghana in the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations football (soccer) tournament Sunday in Accra.

The Nigerians have beaten Ghana in the first round of this tournament in 2006 and in the 2002 quarterfinals. However, Nigeria has not won the title since 1994.

Ghana's Black Stars have the home crowd behind them and have not lost a game in this tournament. The winner of Sunday's quarterfinal plays the winner of Monday's game between Tunisia and Cameroon.

Also Sunday, Ivory Coast plays Guinea in a quarterfinal match in Sekondi. The winner of that match plays the winner of a game between reigning champion Egypt and Angola.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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