AFCON 2023: Check out Angola vs Nigeria preview, head-to-head, kickoff time

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play the Black Antelopes of Angola on Friday in hopes of advancing to the AFCON semi-final after their dominant performance against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.

Super Eagles defeated Cameroon in convincing display that stoked hopes that the squad may go on and win their fourth AFCON title in Cote D’Ivoire, despite Nigeria’s group stage performance leaving much to be desired.

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

The match promises to be an interesting one given how determined both teams are to win the AFCON title, and especially given their peculiar head-to-head records.

Angola vs Nigeria: Head-to-head

Nigeria wins: 3

Draws: 5

Angola wins: 2

Team News

Angola’s first-choice goalkeeper, Adilson Neblú was given a straight red card for handling the ball beyond his penalty area in the 16th minute of the game over Namibia.

António Signori who replaced him in the game will most likely start against Nigeria.

Midfielder Beni Mukendi earlier left Angola’s camp to return to his Portuguese club, Casa Pia, after having limited playing time in Ivory Coast.

For Nigeria, Stanley Nwabali sustained an injury in the second half of their match against Cameroon and is doubtful for the Angola game.

If he fails a late fitness test, head coach Jose Peseiro may rely on Francis Uzoho to replace the Chippa United goalkeeper.

Captain William Troost-Ekong is also a potential injury risk, otherwise, the team is in good health.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Nigeria vs Angola is scheduled for a 6 pm Nigeria time kick-off on Friday, February 2, 2024.

The match will take place at Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium.

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