Some of Edin Dzeko's team-mates went to great lengths to ensure the Bosnian striker remained at Roma.
Senegal and Algeria will contest the AFCON final, but pre-match focus is on the long friendship of coaches Djamel Belmadi and Aliou Cisse.
South Africa were moments away from extra-time when a goalkeeping error from Ronwen Williams gifted Nigeria a late winner in Cairo.
Senegal beat Benin 1-0 in Cairo to become the first side to book their place in the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Tunisia beat Ghana on penalties and now face Madagascar in the AFCON quarter-finals, but Naim Sliti admits there is still work to be done.
On the back foot for the majority of the final, Algeria defended their early lead to claim the Africa Cup of Nations title against Senegal.