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Nigeria Secures 15th AFCON Semi-Final Berth with Hard-Fought Victory Over Angola

by KINGSLEY OYEMA

Nigeria secured their spot in the AFCON semi-finals with a hard-fought victory over Angola, earning a place in the last four for the 15th time.

The Super Eagles displayed resilience in their performance, with Ademola Lookman breaking the deadlock just before halftime. Lookman capitalized on a sublime cutback from Moses Simon, delivering a sweeping finish to put Nigeria in the lead.

Despite their first-half success, the Super Eagles faced a challenge in the second half when Zini crashed a well-timed effort against the post, keeping the outcome uncertain.

Victor Osimhen attempted to alleviate any potential doubts by heading home from a free-kick delivered by Lookman. However, VAR intervened, ruling Osimhen offside and nullifying the goal.

Nigeria’s hard-fought win ensures their advancement to the AFCON semi-finals, marking their 15th appearance in this stage of the tournament. The Super Eagles showcased both determination and skill in overcoming the challenges posed by Angola, setting the stage for an exciting continuation of their AFCON campaign.

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