Nigeria takes on Angola in the first quarterfinal of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023. Nigeria is aiming to reach the last four of the tournament for the first time since 2019. The Super Eagles have strong attacking options with Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman and a solid defense having conceded just once.
Meanwhile, Angola, led by star striker Gelson Dala, topped Group D unbeaten and is full of confidence. The match is scheduled for 8:00 PM EAT and both teams are determined to reach the semifinals. Angola’s coach, Pedro Gonçalves, expressed respect for Nigeria but stated that his team fears nobody and believes they can win.
Nigeria’s boss, Jose Peseiro, anticipates a tough challenge and acknowledges Angola’s unpredictability and dangerous players. Both teams are preparing for a tough match, with Angola aiming to defy the odds against giants Nigeria. Pedro Gonçalves emphasized the significance of the match for Angola, expressing the nation’s long-held dream of reaching this stage of the competition.
Both teams are determined to give their all in the quarterfinal.