Nigeria vs Angola: AFCON 2023 Quarter-Final Kick-Off Time, Super Eagles Team News (Live Updates)

Nigeria vs Angola: AFCON 2023 Quarter-Final Kick-Off Time, Super Eagles Team News (Live Updates)

Nigeria's Super Eagles battle Angola’s Palancas Negras in a historic quarter-final clash at the ongoing 2023 AFCON in Côte d’Ivoire by 6 pm Nigerian time on Friday, February 2.

Super Eagles reach the last eight stage by defeating the Indomitable Lion of Cameroon in their round of 16 at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium on Saturday, January 27.

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On the other hand, Angola secured a memorable victory when they thrashed Namibia on a three-goal thrill before the 28,663 fans at the Stade de la Paix.

Follow Legit.ng's live updates of the pre-match activities.

AFCON 2023: Nigeria still dominates despites less ball possession - Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, has commended Super Eagles players for dominating the match against Angola despite having less ball possess.

He tweeted:

"Even with less ball possession, we are still the dominant team. The return on investment for our effort is impressive. Angola is active. Nigeria is productive. The Antelopes are in motion; the Eagles are progressing."

See the tweet here:

Video of the moment Nigeria scored against Angola

Nigeria is currently leading Angola with a goal at the opening of the quarter-final matches in the ongoing 2023 AFCON.

A video of the moment Nigeria's Ademola Lookman scored for his father's land is here:

Nigeria's Ademola Lookman scored for Nigeria

1-0 Nigeria. Ademola Lookman puts the Super Eagles ahead. Moses Simon beats Gaspart with pace before setting up a clean cutback. Lookman makes no mistake from there.

What a move by Moses Simon.

What a strike by Ademola Lookman.

Like a hot knife through butter.

It’s 1-0 in favor of the

@NGSuperEagles

Game on #AfCON2023

Video: Angola fans counter Osimhen's chant

30 minutes into the match, no team has seen the back of the net of the other

Angola fans counter Osimhen chants by Super Eagles supporters with massive jeers.

What a game!

See the video here:

Nigeria mounting pressure on Angola

Osimhen almost got a goal off a sweet cross from Moses Simon

It’s getting closer #AfCON2023

AFCON: Tinubu calls Super Eagles ahead of Angola showdown

President Bol Tinubu has been seen having a video call with the Super Eagles in Cote d'Ivoire ahead of their clash with the Palancas Negras of Angola on Friday, February 2.

The video of the moment was shared by the president's son, Seyi, who captioned that his father motivated the team ahead of their encounter in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023.

AFCON: Nwabali fit for selection against Angola, Super Eagles media officer

There is jubilation from the camp of the Super Eagles supporters following an update that Nigeria's shot-stopper Stanley Nwabali will be fit and available for the team's clash with Angola at their quarter-final match in the ongoing AFCON.

The media officer of the Super Eagles, Babafemi Raji, said the player would be available for the match against Angola.

"He trained yesterday. He trained a day before yesterday. But yesterday was much more intense," Raji said while speaking on Channels on Friday, February 2.

AFCON 2023: Eagles won’t take Angola with kid gloves , says Aina

Defender Ola Aina has been an integral part of Jose Peseiro's squad at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire with consistent regular shirts so far.

The utility defender, who is making his third AFCON appearance in Cote D’Ivoire, has underlined the important of the quarter-finals clash against Angola even as he has warned his teammates not to underestimate their opponents when both sides clash today at the Houphouët Boigny Stadium in Abidjan by 6 pm Nigerian time.

Nigeria vs Angola: "It’s not going to be easy", Alex Nwobi

Super Eagles midfielder Alex Nwobi has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles will emerge the victor in the Friday encounter on Friday, stating that he match would not be an easy one.

According to The Nation, he said the team has the highest goals in the tournament so far but believed in his side's potential. He said:

“They have lots of attractive players. It’s not going to be easy because they have scored lots of goals, but I have confidence in our team."

AFCON 2023: Nigerian Senators, reps members to watch Super Eagles clash with Angola in Abidjan

Nigerian senators and members of the House of Representatives have been scheduled to visit Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire to watch the Super Eagles match against Angola live.

The principal officers of the national assembly will be watching the AFCON 2023 quarter final to share on the Nigerian team, The Punch reported.

Senator Kawu Sumaila, the chairman of the senate committee on sport, disclosed while addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, February 1.

AFCON 2023: Angola Coach Pedro Goncalves vows to break Nigeria's defence

Nigeria have conceded only 1 goal, while Angola have scored the most goals, boasting nine goals so far.

According to Sports Brief, Angola’s head coach, Pedro Goncalves, believes he has the formula for breaking down Nigeria’s defence.

Nigeria vs Angola predictions

Nigeria has been labelled as the new 'favourites' to win the 2023 AFCON.

Opta supercomputer tipped the Super Eagles of Nigeria to advance to the semi-finals with a win over Angola.

According to the supercomputer, Nigeria is predicted to defeat Angola within 90 minutes with a 55.5% chance. While Angola is predicted to win with a 22.6% chance.

The former manager of Nigeria's Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, also tipped Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Guinea as teams that would make it to the semi-final of the ongoing 2023 AFCON.

Recall that Rohr led Nigeria to win the bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

The former Super Eagles manager advised the Nigerian team:

“To beat Angola, they have to put up very high spirit and solidarity because it won’t be easy, but in the end, the Super Eagles should go through.”

AFCON 2023: Nigeria vs Angola's kick-off time

The kick-off for Nigeria vs Angola match is scheduled for 6pm. The venue for the opening fixture of the AFCON last eight is the Felix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan.

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