Nigeria, with many (old) acquaintances, qualifies for the semi-finals of the Africa Cup

Nigeria, with many (old) acquaintances, qualifies for the semi-finals of the Africa Cup
Nigeria, with many (old) acquaintances, qualifies for the semi-finals of the Africa Cup
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Alhassan Yusuf (right) was allowed to join in for another ten minutes. — © AFP

Nigeria has become the first semi-finalist at the Africa Cup. After a nervous match, The Super Eagles won with the smallest difference against Angola: 1-0.

Nigeria started the match as top favorites, but were unable to immediately achieve that status. It had a difficult customer in Angola and avoided the deficit after just five minutes. Thanks to goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili, the score remained 0-0. Nigeria gradually came into the match and struck just before half-time. Ademola Lookman (41′) scored the opening goal against the ropes.

Lookman receives congratulations from Moses Simon (ex-AA Gent) after his opening goal.

Lookman receives congratulations from Moses Simon (ex-AA Gent) after his opening goal. — © AFP

Angola had an excellent chance to equalize after the break, but substitute striker Zini incomprehensibly hit the post in front of an empty goal. Nigeria, which saw a goal by star Victor Osimhen (ex-Charleroi) disallowed, subsequently did not encounter any more problems.

In addition to Osimhen, Yusuf (Antwerp, substitute after 80′), Moses Simon (ex-Ghent), Paul Onuachu (ex-Genk, substitute after 95′) and William Troost-Ekong (ex-Gent) came with some (old) acquaintances. in action with Nigeria.

The second quarter-final between Congo and Guinea is scheduled for later in the evening (9 p.m.). The matches Mali-Ivory Coast and Cape Verde-South Africa are still on the agenda on Saturday. The final will be played next Saturday.

The article is in Dutch

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