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Breaking: Nigeria Defeat Angola 1-0, Qualify For Semi-final



Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the Black Antelopes of Angola 1-0 to qualify for the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

FT: Nigeria 1-0 Angola

90′ 7 minutes added time

88′ Nwabali punches out a dangerous cross as Angola search for an equaliser.

86′ SUBSTITUTION: Frank Onyeka comes off, Joe Aribo takes his place.

79′ SUBSTITUTION: Alhassan Yusuf comes on for Alex Iwobi

78′ Proceedings resume


VAR CHECK: Goal overruled. Nigeria 1-0 Angola.

73′ GOAL!!! Osimhen with the second goal for Nigeria.

72′ FREEKICK: Nigeria takes the freekick but ends in an infringement against Nigeria.

71′ Osimhen brought down in the half of the Angolans. Freekick for Nigeria.

68′ Angola with a long-range shot but goes high above the crossbar.

63′ FREEKICK: Zaidu Sanusi takes it but Dominique saves comfortably.

58′ Angola with a one-on-one chance to level the score for the Angola but the shot comes off the crossbar.

48′ Angola with a chance in the box of the Super Eagles but Semi Ajayi deftly smothers for safety for Nigeria.

45′ Proceedings resume as the second half gets underway

HT: Nigeria 1-0 Angola

42′ Angola with a chance to level but their attempt is intercepted by Troost-Ekong in defence for the Super Eagles.

41′ GOAL!!! Lookman opens the scoring for the Super Eagles

39′ Onyeka clears the ball for a corner for the Black Antelopes.

37′ Angola with a corner that goes out for a goal kick.

35′ Ola Aina with a long throw that Osimhen connects to but his header bounces off across the face of goal.

34′ Proceedings resume with the two teams attempting to break the deadlock


27′ Deivi Veira with a fine chance for a shot in the box of the Super Eagles but his efforts goes very wide.

23′ Osimhen with a fine header that is parried by Signori Dominique in goal for Angola

14′ Victor Osimhen with a header that hits the roof of the net

10′ Lookman with an in-swinger off a free-kick from close range, cleared for safety by the Angolans

7′ Ademola Lookman with a cross that causes chaos in the defence of the Angolans but the scramble sees the ball cleared away from danger.

5′ Alex Iwobi with a diagonal cross into the box, dealt comfortably by the Angolan defence.

3′ Cristovavio Pacienca with an attempt saved by Stanley Nwabali in goal for the Super Eagles.

1′ The match is underway with Nigeria launching an early attack into the box of the Angolans.


After a commanding performance against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be back in action on Friday against the Black Antelopes of Angola for a place in the semi-final of the AFCON.

Though Nigeria’s performance in the group stage left a lot more to be desired, the Super Eagles stepped up against Cameroon in what was a convincing performance that ignited hopes that the team could go ahead and claim their fourth AFCON crown in Cote D’Ivoire.

Angola, on the other hand, have been stellar in the ongoing competition, finishing first in their group and
making light work of Namibia in the Round of 16.