AFCON 2023

January 28, 2024

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

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

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will lock horns with the Palancas Negras of Angola in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Both sides defeated their opponents on Saturday to set up a clash in the last eight of the AFCON.

Gelson Dala scored twice to help Angola shrugged off the early dismissal of goalkeeper Neblu to beat 10-man Namibia.

Mabululu’s neat finish following a quick counter-attack midway through the second half sealed the win and advanced the Palancas Negras to the last eight for the first time since 2010.

For Nigeria, Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman scored twice in each half to help Nigeria get past five-time Champions, Cameroon on Saturday, and seal a place in the last eight.

The Atalanta forward opened the scoring nine minutes before the break after Victor Osimhen forced Oumar Gonzalez into a mistake and then teed up Lookman to fire past goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa, who was preferred against to Andre Onana.

Lookman sealed the win in the 90th minute after one of the game’s best moves, volleying home Calvin Bassey’s cut-back to spark huge celebrations among the three-time champions.

Despite introducing Vincent Aboubakar, top scorer at the 2021 edition of the AFCON tournament, late on for his first appearance after a muscle injury sustained on the eve of the finals, Cameroon failed to register a single shot on target.

Quarter Finals: Angola vs Nigeria – Date, Time, Venue

Angola will clash with Nigeria in the Quarter-Finals on Friday, 2nd February.

The match will be played at the Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny, Abidjan.

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