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Lookman Fires Super Eagles Into AFCON Semifinals

The Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Angola to advance into the semi-finals game of the ongoing 2023 TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup in Cote d’Ivoire on Friday.

A lone goal from Ademola Lookman in the 41st minute gave Nigeria the lead and victory.

In a highly contested match at the 33,000-capacity Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Nigeria emerge victorious, securing a coveted spot in the AFCON semi-finals.

The keenly fought battle showcased the resilience and prowess of the Nigerian team, solidifying their journey towards AFCON glory.

Four yellow cards were in between the team, with the Palancas Negras getting three and Nigeria, one

Angola pressed on for an equaliser but a solid Nigerian defence kept the likes of sensational striker Gelson Dala at bay to ensure they grabbed all three points.

Nigeria had 13 shots on goal against Angola’s 10, three of which were on target for the Eagles while Angola had two.

On the converse, the Super Eagles have had an impressive run despite having had a slow start to their AFCON campaign by settling for a draw in their opener against Equatorial Guinea.

However, the Jose Peseiro’s boys regained control and went on to win all three matches in a row to book the quarter final clash against Angola.

Jose Peseiro’s boys will face the winner of the last-eight fixture between South Africa and Cape Verde.

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