Nigeria vs Angola: Supercomputer, Other Predictions You Should Know Ahead of the Game

Nigeria vs Angola: Supercomputer, Other Predictions You Should Know Ahead of the Game

Nigeria's Super Eagles are set to battle Angola in the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), which has entered the quarter-final stage.

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Eight teams – Nigeria, Angola, Cote d'Ivoire (the host), DR Congo, Guinea Bissau, Mali, and South Africa – will compete against each other in the next round of the 2023 AFCON on Friday, February 2.

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Predictions about Nigeria's Super Eagles vs Angola Photo Credit: Super Eagles, Owuraku Ampofo
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The quarter-final round will be opening with Nigeria facing Angola. However, there have been many predictions about the match. Some of them are listed below:

Opta supercomputer prediction

Nigeria was tipped to defeat Angola in their Friday encounter by the Opta supercomputer, giving the Super Eagles a 55.5% chance of making it to the semi-final. In comparison, Angola has a 22.6% chance.

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The quarter-final match, which will be the first-ever encounter between Nigeria and Angola, was also predicted to have a likelihood of going into extra-time and penalty shoot-out a 21.9% simulation.

Blackburn Roverseas prediction

In his analysis, Blackburn Roverseas also tipped Nigeria to defeat Angola in the Friday battle, citing the formation, players' qualities, manager, and history in the tournament.

According to the YouTuber, the quality of Nigerian players such as Victor Osimhen, who recently won the African best player award, William Troost-Ekong, Ademola Lookman, and many others gave Nigeria an edge over Angola.

See the video of his prediction here:

Amadu Raheem Komba Gbandeh's prediction

A Sierra Leonean man, Amadu Raheem Komba Gbandeh, earlier predicted a possible exit of Nigeria in the 2023 AFCON.

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The man added that Nigerian talisman Osimhen would score before the Super Eagles are out of the tournament.

However, Gbandeh warned that the Napoli striker, who was recently crowned the African best player, should not be allowed to take a penalty kick, even if it was at a penalty shoot-out stage.

Bashir Ahmad's prediction

Ahmad, the former aide to the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari, was one of the prominent figures in Nigeria who predicted that Nigeria would win the 2023 AFCON.

The former presidential aide gave the prediction after South Africa defeated Morocco in round 16, stating that Nigeria is now the only favourite team to win the trophy.

He tweeted:

"Thank you, South Africa. With Morocco now out, there is no possible obstacle to stand in our way. Nigeria is now the obvious favourite to win #AFCON2023. Bring it home, Lads!"

See his tweet here:

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CAF confirms Osimhen, others' drug tests negative

Legit.ng earlier reported that Osimhen, William Troost-Ekong, and Ademola Lookman tested negative for drugs by CAF in the ongoing AFCON 2023.

The Super Eagles trio stars were randomly picked for drug tests following their performance in their match against Guinea-Bissau.

AFCON 2023 quarter-final full fixtures

Legit.ng earlier chronicled Nigeria's Super Eagles and six other teams that 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.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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