AFCON 2023: Nigeria, Other Teams That Made It to Quarter-Final; Time, Date of Matches

AFCON 2023: Nigeria, Other Teams That Made It to Quarter-Final; Time, Date of Matches

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles and six other teams have made it to the quarter-final of the ongoing AFCON 2023 in Ivory Coast
  • The tournament's round of 16 ended with Bafana Bafana of South Africa defeating Morocco with two goals to nil
  • The defending champions, Senegal, and perennial winner, Egypt, could not make it to the quarter-final, which will commence on Friday

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have made it to the quarter-final of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The round of 16 wound up on Tuesday night, January 30, and the full fixtures for the quarter-finals of the 2023 AFCON are now complete.

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Nigeria and a few other countries qualified for the AFCON quarter-finals. Photo Credit: Super Eagles
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After a two-day break, the last eight teams will commence play on Friday, February 2.

Recall the competition started with 24 teams, of which 16 nations have been sent packing from the tourney, Vanguard reported.

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Shocks from the round of 16 were the defending champions, Senegal, getting booted out of the competition so early and perennial winners, Egypt, also exiting the competition at the hands of DR Congo.

The Atlas Lions of Morocco also suffered a similar fate after losing 2-0 to Bafana Bafana of South Africa, bowing out so early, to the surprise of many.

Countries that qualified for AFCON 2023 quarter-final

Here is the quarter-final fixture list for AFCON 2023:

Friday, February 2

Nigeria vs Angola (Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, Abidjan, 6pm)

DR Congo vs Guinea (Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Abidjan, 9pm)

Saturday, February 3

Mali vs Ivory Coast (Stade de la Paix, Bouake, 6 pm)

Cape Verde vs South Africa (Charles Konan Banny Stadium, Yamoussoukro, 89m)


Wednesday, February 7

Nigeria or Angola vs Winner 4 (Stade de la Paix, Bouake, 6pm)

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Winner 3 vs DR Congo or Guinea (Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Abidjan, 9 pm)

Third place play-off

Saturday, February 10

Loser semi-final one vs Loser semi-final 2 (Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, Abidjan, 9 pm)


Sunday, February 11

Winner semi-final one vs Winner semi-final 2 (Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Abidjan, 9 pm)

Peseiro speaks on Nigeria's clash with Cameroon in AFCON earlier reported that Nigeria's Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, said one goal was enough for his team to secure a quarter-final spot at the ongoing AFCON 2023.

The Portuguese tactician maintained that the Eagles did not have to concede a goal at the tournament's knockout stage as they prepared to face the Indomitable Lion of Cameroon.

According to Peseiro, the Cameroonian and Nigerian teams were some of the big African teams and had no time to take a chance.


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