Nigeria has crashed out of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations after a goalless draw with South Africa in the final group game played on Friday.
Nigeria only managed four points from three matches, suffering one defeat, with one draw and securing just one win.
With the two group B matches going on simultaneously on Friday, Nigeria needed a victory to seal a place in the final four mindless of the outcome of the other game between Ivory Coast and Zambia.
However, the Imama Amapakabo side could not find the back of the net, and with Ivory Coast beating Zambia in the other game, it meant Nigeria finished third.
Ivory Coast top the group with six points, while South Africa joined them in the semi-final with five points.