Nigeria to face Angola in AFCON Quarter-Finals – date, time


The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to face the Palancas Negras of Angola in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Both teams secured victories in their respective matches on Saturday, earning them a spot in the last eight of the tournament.

Angola’s Palancas Negras secured their place in the quarter-finals with a well-executed counter-attack that led to Mabululu’s neat finish in the second half. This victory marks Angola’s advancement to the last eight for the first time since 2010.

On the other hand, Nigeria’s Super Eagles, led by Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman, secured a convincing win against the five-time champions, Cameroon. Lookman scored twice, once in each half, with his first goal coming after Victor Osimhen capitalized on an error by Oumar Gonzalez. Lookman’s second goal, in the 90th minute, was the result of an impressive team move, concluding with a volley from Calvin Bassey’s cut-back.

Despite the late introduction of Vincent Aboubakar, Cameroon’s top scorer from the 2021 edition of AFCON, who made his first appearance after recovering from a muscle injury, the team failed to register a single shot on target.

The clash between the Super Eagles and the Palancas Negras promises to be an exciting encounter as both teams vie for a spot in the semi-finals of the prestigious AFCON tournament.

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