AFCON: 4 Nigerian Players To Watch out For Against Angola

The AFCON 2023 quarter-final in Ivory Coast is set to begin tomorrow, featuring the clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Palancas Negras of Angola.

Following their confident 2-0 victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, These are the highlights of four Nigerian stars who are expected to play crucial roles in the upcoming quarter-final.

Victor Osimhen

Despite scoring only one goal in the tournament so far, Napoli’s Osimhen has showcased underrated skills with his robust runs and pressing. His ability to maintain high-intensity performance for the full ninety minutes is a valuable asset that the Super Eagles can capitalize on in their match against Angola.

Ademola Lookman

The Atalanta forward proved instrumental in the previous match against Cameroon, scoring two crucial goals. Lookman’s knack for being in the right place at the right time and his resilience in taking on defenders, despite his size, make him a key player. Having contributed to three goals in Ivory Coast, he is expected to play a vital role if Nigeria aims to defeat Angola.

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Frank Onyeka

The Brentford midfielder has been consistently breaking up attacks throughout the tournament, earning only one yellow card. His unconventional partnership with Iwobi has proven effective in keeping the Super Eagles in the competition. To pass the upcoming quarter-final test, Onyeka will need to be at his best in thwarting opposition attacks.

Ola Aina

Nottingham Forest’s full-back, Aina, has been a standout performer for Nigeria in Ivory Coast. Operating on both sides of defense, he excels in winning duels and contributing to the attack with his crosses. Aina’s flair and trickery make him a crucial asset, and he will be eager to play his part in helping Nigeria advance to the next round.

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