The upcoming quarter-final clash between Nigeria and Angola in the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, promises to be an exciting encounter.
Both teams have displayed skill and determination in the tournament so far, making it imperative for Nigeria to strategize on how to secure a victory within 60 minutes or regular time (90 minutes) and avoid extra time or a penalty shootout.
The match will take place at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium, Abidjan, beginning at 6 pm, Nigerian time
Nigeria and Angola have faced each other on multiple occasions in the past, with Nigeria historically having the upper hand.
However, past records should not undermine Angola’s potential, as they have proven themselves to be a formidable opponent in the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast.
Nigeria and Angola have met ten times in the past. The Super Eagles have won three, lost two and drawn five against the Black Antelopes.
One of the most memorable clashes between both nations was the second round World Cup Qualifier match (Group C, Italia World Cup), which ended 1-0 in favour of Nigeria on the 12th of August, 1989.