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Super Eagles battle Angola in q’final showdown

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Hello and welcome to PUNCH Online’s coverage of this all-important African Cup of Nations quarter-final game between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Angola’s Palancas Negras from the Felix Houphouet -Biogny, Abidjan Cote’de’Ivoire.

In the other round, the Eagles, chasing a fourth championship, beat five-time champions, Cameroon while Pedro Soares Goncalves’ side who have already set their best group stage record, went a step further beating Namibia 3-0.

: Goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali who picked up an injury against Cameroon starts in goal.  Two-goal hero on Saturday, Ademola Lookman, joins African best footballer, Victor Osimhen upfront as coach Jose Peseiro named an unchanged lineup.

NIGERIA XI: Stanley Nwabali, Troost Ekong (captain), Semi Ajayi, Calvin Bassey, Zaidu Sanusi, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Ademola Lookman, Moses Simon and Victor Osimhen

For Angola, First-choice goalkeeper Neblu who saw red in the last game has been replaced by Signori Antonio in the line-up. Gelson Dala and Mabululu, who have both combined for seven of the nine goals netted by the Palancas Negras start tonight

ANGOLA XI: Antonio Signori, Jonathan Buatu, Kialonda Gaspar, A. To Carneiro, Eddie Afonso, Fredy, Estrela, Show, Gilberto, Gelson Dala, A. Mabulul

The game kicks off at 6 pm.


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