The Super Eagles vs The Elephants
What a game we have in prospect here! Twice-winners Nigeria against last time's runners-up Ivory Coast. This could be a real tournament-defining match for both teams. Defeat will not only damage the side's confidence but also leave them open to group stage knockout, with Mali no sitting-ducks as other group opponents.
My star player for Nigeria is their goalie Austin Ejide, as he's actually meant to be fairly decent, whilst Ivory Coast have a quiet little centre forward called Drogba who could score a few goals...