Eagles zoom to AFCON semi-final as Nigeria defeats Angola

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Super Eagles of Nigeria this Friday evening, February 2, 2024, became the first team to qualify for the semi-final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Cote d’Ivoire.

The Nigerian national team defeated Palancas Negras of Angola in first quarter-final match of the tournament held at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan.

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Ademola Lookman scored the only goal of the game in which another by Victor Osimhen was ruled offside.

The goal was scored in the 41st minute of the first half.

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With the victory over Angola, Nigeria will next Wednesday battle either Cape Verde or South Africa for a place in the final.

Friday victory was sweet vengeance by the Eagles over the Palancas Negras who in June 2005 prevented Nigeria from qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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