Ahead of their meeting on Sunday, Goal looks at the Malagasy players who could be a cause for concern for Nigeria
#1 Faneva Andriatsima
The forward has yet to get off the mark at Afcon, but it does not distract from the fact he is the standard bearer for this team. Will look to be a nuisance to the Nigerian defence, and can run the channels with tenacity.
#2 Marco Ilaimaharitra
He may well have scored his country’s most famous and important goal of all time with that splendid free-kick against Burundi. Ilaimaharitra has the technique to pick a pass, and will need to be shut down if Nigeria is to have any joy on the night.
#3 Abel Anicet
The midfielder has shown he can be a danger ghosting in on corner-kicks, but he displays a great aptitude for breaking up play with his determination and uncompromising physicality, as well as starting attacks for the island nation.
#4 Carolus Andriamatsinoro
The dual national has caught the eye for Madagascar so far at Afcon 2019. His slick movement on the wing will be sure to offer a stern examination for Chidozie Awaziem at right-back. His goal and assist against Guinea mark him out as one to watch.