Last Updated: 29/01/13 7:45pm
The referee blows the final whistle! Late drama clinches it for the Nigerians, and sends the defending Champions packing from the 2013 AFCON.
Final whistle in the other match. Confirmed now that defending champions Zambia have been booted out of the competition.
Nigeria content to sit back and see this one out. Letting Ethiopia have all of the ball at the end here.
Banda sent off for a second yellow. All three subs have been made, so Hintsa going in goal when he sorts out his kit.
Sisay Bancha picks up a yellow for complaining to the referee as the Walya Antelopes give away another free-kick just outside the area.
Ethiopia go desperately close to an equaliser, Enyeama had different ideas though, coming up with a save from the very top drawer
Moses steps up...and converts. Cool, calm and collected as he rolls the ball into the bottom corner. Surely knocking Zambia out of the competition.
There seems to be a sense of urgency about both teams now. The Ethiopians threatening even more now, but the Nigerians still edging possession.
Corner cleared off the line by Abebaw Butaco, the Nigerians come again and the thunderous shot by Mba straight into the hands of the keeper.
Ethiopia really throwing everything at goal now. Saladin Said denied by a last ditch clearance from Oboabona.
Good counter-attack by the Nigerians, Uche gets the ball, but fluffs his cross and sends it for a goal-kick.
Referee brings an end to the first period. Nigeria well on top, but just lacking the final touch thus far.
Mikel floats the ball in, Ethiopia gets it clear at first, but Omeruo gets it back in the box, blazing his shot high and wide.
Elias playing dangerously, as he brings down Emenike on the edge of the 18-yard area. Emenike just getting treatment on the side, but should return soon.
Free-kick goes straight into the wall. Ambrose keeps it alive, but they play it all the way back into defence.
Degu Gebreyes gets the second caution of the match after he clatters into Mikel at the edge of the area.
Ambrose makes a good run down the far side and takes a very long shot at goal, keeper is equal to it though.
Straight at the Nigerian defender, the Walya Antelopes gather and come again, but are unable to test Enyeama.
Turning into a feisty affair at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. Nine fouls committed by the Ethiopians, four by the Nigerians.
Ethiopia up the other end with a free-kick of their own. It's a good ball into the box, but just misses the attackers boot.
Nigeria with a free-kick in a promising position. Moses this time clattered by Elias. They are unable to capitalise, though, as the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
Nigeria still with the lion share of the possession and chances. However, the Antelopes are starting to grow into the game a bit.
Good attacking movement from the Super Eagles. Echielije runs onto the ball, but puts a little too much on the shot as he blazes it over the bar.
Ethiopia at the other side with a corner, again over everybody. They really need to up their attacking game if they want even half a chance of staying in the competition.
Ethiopia gets the first caution. Biyadgilign Elias gets cautioned for a harsh foul just outside the box.
Nigeria definitely with the attacking emphasis so far. They're playing lots of quick passes and combining that with good movement, they're creating good goalscoring opportunities.
Ethiopia free-kick goes over everybody, but gets deflected for a corner. The corner-kick finds an Ethiopia head, but it goes high over the bar.
Ethiopia have hardly had a touch of the ball thus far. 70% possession for the Super Eagles, but the Walya Antelopes are showing signs on the counter-attack
Burkina Faso have suffered a setback in the other group C match against Zambia. Alain Traore just got stretchered off with an ankle injury. Score there is still Burkinabe 0-0 Zambia.
Moses gets a good chance to go through on goal, however, his touch does him no favours and the chance goes begging.
Emenike looking lively again. The Ethiopian defence will have their hands full with the big number nine this evening.
Moses' shot from the free-kick gets deflected into the keeper's grasp. seconds later Uche goes through on goal, but the goalkeeper reacts in time to gather the ball
Pretty much all Nigeria thus far, already had a go on goal and will have another chance from the free-kick here.
There are three changes to the team that faced Zambia last week. Sunday Mba makes his Nations Cup debut, while Ikechukwu Uche and Efe Ambrose, who returns at right back after suspension, are all set start.
Nigeria XI v Ethiopia: Enyeama, Echiejile, Ambrose, Oboabona, Omeruo, Mikel, Fegor, Mba, Moses, Emenike, Uche
Ethiopia XI v Nigeria: Bancha, Alula Girma, Debebe, Biyadgilegn, Butako, Kedebe, Hintsa, Estifanos, Saleh, Oukri, Saladin Said
Feel free to email your thoughts or predictions to Chris.Vermeulen@Teamtalkmedia.com and we'll publish as many of them before - and during - the game as possible.
Nigeria are overwhelming favourites at 1/4 to beat the Walya Antelopes today according to our friends at Sky Bet, while it is 9/2 for the spoils to be shared. Saladin Said is 9/1 to score first, while Emmanuel Emenike is at 11/4.
If both Nigeria and Zambia win, both teams would progress to the quarter-finals, but group position would be decided by goals for, goal difference or fairplay.
Nigeria are also in a must-win situation. Stephen Keshi's men are level on points, goals scored and goals conceded with Zambia. Should both games finish drawn with the same scoreline, fair play will dictate who proceeds. Zambia currently have the advantage on that front, but that could change during the match.
Ethiopia's only chance of progressing past the group stage is to win and hope Zambia lose their match against Brurkina Faso.