AFCON 2023: Nigeria Vs Angola 1-0 Live: Latest Updates of Quarter-Final Match (Full Time)

AFCON 2023: Nigeria Vs Angola 1-0 Live: Latest Updates of Quarter-Final Match (Full Time)

Nigeria vs Angola match, the opening fixture of the AFCON 2023 quarter-finals, has kicked off at 6 pm, Friday, February 2, at the Felix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Nigeria's Super Eagles battle Angola’s Palancas Negras in a historic clash to advance to the semi-finals. Follow Legit.ng's live updates.

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Nigeria's Super Eagles battle Angola’s Palancas Negras in a historic quarter-final clash in AFCON 2023. Photo credits: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP, Visionhaus/Getty Images
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Full time: Nigeria qualify for AFCON 2023 Semi-Finals

It's over! The match has ended.

Nigeria's Super Eagles have qualified for the AFCON 2023 semi-finals as they beat Angola’s Palancas Negras 1:0 in a tough tie.

AFCON 2023: Nigeria Vs Angola 1-0 Live: Latest Updates of Quarter-Final Match

Osimhen denied

Nigeria breaks and finds itself in a town on one scenario – Osimhen is slow to react to Lookman’s pass but bulldozes his way through, but his shot is blocked. Will Nigeria come to rue that chance?

83 mins: Nigeria 1-0 Angola

AFCON 2023: Nigeria Vs Angola 1-0 Live: Latest Updates of Quarter-Final Match

Substitution Nigeria!

Alex Iwo has been subbed off for Yusuf in the 79th minute.

AFCON 2023: Nigeria Vs Angola 1-0 Live: Latest Updates of Quarter-Final Match

Goal disallowed!

Osimhen’s joy is cut short as he’s adjudged to have strayed offside. Nigeria fans in the stands are in disbelief.

Play is paused for a cooling break.

AFCON 2023: Nigeria Vs Angola 1-0 Live: Latest Updates of Quarter-Final Match

Nigeria's Moses Simon won a free kick in the 62nd minute, and it wasn't enough to beat the Angolan goalie.

AFCON 2023: Nigeria Vs Angola 1-0 Live: Latest Updates of Quarter-Final Match

The Angolans in the 59th minute just the crossbar after a through ball that dissected the backline of the Nigerian defence.

It's Angola's biggest chance of the night to level the scoresheet.

AFCON 2023: Nigeria Vs Angola 1-0 Live: Latest Updates of Quarter-Final Match

It's Half Time!!

Nigeria goes into the break with a 1nil lead against Angola in Abidjan thanks to an Ademola Lookman sublime finish and Moses Simon's brilliance to set him up with the ball.

After a neat bit of play, Nigeria set Sanusi free down the left, and he had acres of space to run into.

The break looks on, but the winger is overwhelmed by the possibilities in front of him. Gaspar takes advantage of his momentary indecision and dispossesses him in the box.

It’s the final act in a gripping half of football.

AFCON 2023: Nigeria leads as Lookman breaks deadlock in 41 minute

Atalanta BC winger Ademola Lookman has broken the deadlock to put Nigeria in the lead against Angola in the quarterfinal encounter of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

It is the third goal of the former Everton man at the AFCON as he extends his tally for the Golden Boot race and Nigeria's place in the semifinals.

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