Nigeria play goalless draw with Algeria in the last Group A match in Senegal today in the U-23 African Nations Cup thereby qualify for the semi-final.
The Dream Team’s qualification was made possible with some help from Mali, who beat Egypt 1-0 and sent them back home to Cairo. Mali came third in the group and were also eliminated.
Nigeria finished with five points, behind group leaders, Algeria, who also got five points, but edged Nigeria in goal difference.
In the semi-final pairing, Nigeria will meet Senegal, while Algeria will play against South Africa.
Nigeria and Algeria have now joined the early qualifiers, South Africa and hosts Senegal.
The semi-final matches will be played on 9 December at venues yet to be announced by CAF.