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Result: Victor Moses doubles sends Nigeria through

Two penalties from Victor Moses send Nigeria through to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations thanks to Chelsea attacker Victor Moses, who scored two penalties in their contest against Ethiopia this evening.

The best chance of the first half fell to Nigeria, but Uwa Elderson Echiejile's header from a Moses corner was saved by Ethiopia goalkeeper Sisay Bancha.

Nigeria continued to be the dominant force, but it wasn't until the 79th minute where they made it count. Moses was hauled down by Alula Girma inside the area and the former Wigan Athletic player tucked away the resultant penalty.

Moses's services from the spot were required again as the match entered the 90th minute. He was again the man that was brought down, this time by keeper Bancha, who was handed a red card for the challenge.

Addis Hintsa took his place between the posts, but he was unable to prevent Moses from scoring his second penalty.

The result means that Nigeria go through as runners-up behind Burkina Faso.

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