Nigeria could stick with the same lineup that was so impressive in beating Ivory Coast in the quarter final.
Ikechukwu Uche could come back in up front after playing in the previous game, but Ideye Brown should keep his spot.
Both Mali and Nigeria have progressed to the semi finals of the African Cup of Nations despite coming 2nd in their respective groups earlier in the competition.
Previous results favour the Nigerians, who are unbeaten in the sides' last 4 meetings, winning on two occasions and conceding only 1 goal in those matches.
After their hugely impressive victory over many people's tournament favourites, the Ivory Coast, in the last round, the Super Eagles should be expected to win here, though if they do, they will most certainly be made to work for it.
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