Nigeria's Emenike out of African Cup final

BY foxsports • February 10, 2013

Nigeria's leading striker Emmanuel Emenike will not play in the African Cup of Nations final on Sunday because of an injury.

The Spartak Moscow player didn't recover from a muscle ailment and was left out of Nigeria's lineup at Soccer City. He is one of the tournament's leading scorers with four goals.

Chelsea striker Victor Moses also had been listed as doubtful because of a left ankle injury but will play.

Both players were injured in the 4-1 win over Mali in the semifinals.

Jonathan Pitroipa was in the Burkina Faso lineup after the Confederation of African Football on Friday rescinded the red car he received in the semifinal against Ghana, saying Tunisian referee Slim Jdidi had admitted he made a mistake.

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