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By Vision Reporter

Added 6th February 2006 03:00 AM

Didier Drogba will step firmly into the African Nations Cup spotlight on Tuesday when he leads Ivory Coast in their first African Nations Cup semi-final appearance in a more than a decade.

Didier Drogba will step firmly into the African Nations Cup spotlight on Tuesday when he leads Ivory Coast in their first African Nations Cup semi-final appearance in a more than a decade.

Semi-finals
Today
4.00pm
Nigeria v Ivory Coast
8.00pm
Egypt v Senegal

Didier Drogba will step firmly into the African Nations Cup spotlight on Tuesday when he leads Ivory Coast in their first African Nations Cup semi-final appearance in a more than a decade.

The Chelsea striker is now firmly established as the star attraction at the tournament in Egypt with the Ivorians meeting Nigeria in Alexandria to play for a place in the final.

Drogba overshadowed Samuel Eto’o, his rival for the African Footballer of the Year award later this month, in scoring the decisive penalty to put Ivory Coast into the last four in a dramatic shootout victory over Cameroon in Cairo on Saturday.

Drogba will lead the Ivorian attack against a young Nigerian side that includes several emerging talents with the potential to match Drogba’s profile in the future.

While Ivory Coast are headed to the World Cup in Germany and seeking affirmation of their future potential at the Nations Cup, Nigeria are looking for redemption.

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