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Nigeria’s Super Eagles trash Angola 1-0 soar to semi-final

By Emeka Ugwuanyi
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the semi-final at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast with a 1-0 win against the Palancas Negras (Black Sable antelopes) of Angola.
In a tightly contested first half, a goal from Ademola Lookman kept Nigeria ahead. The lone goal was protected all through the second half, which secured the semi-final spot for Nigeria with a 1-0 win over Angola at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on Friday.
Match statistics showed that Nigeria had 13 shots against Angola’s 10, while Nigeria 3 shots on target and Angola 2.
However, Angola was ahead of Nigeria in ball possession with 55 per cent as against Nigeria’s 45 per cent ball possession.
Also, Angola had 401 paases as against Nigeria’s 329 passes.
On his X @aonanuga1956, Tinubu’s aide Bayo Onanuga said: “Congrats Super Eagles for qualifying for the semi-finals of AFCON 2023, with vital goal scored by Ademola Lookman. Nigeria, qualifying for the 16th time, has now equaled Egypt’s record for most semi-final appearances. Congrats to Moses Simon, who provided the assist to Lookman and was also crowned Man of the Match. Congrats to Victor Osimhen for continually terrorizing the Angola defence. The goals will come, be rest assured.”

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