Nigeria vs Angola: Lineups, stats, where to watch – AFCON 2023

Nigeria vs Angola: Lineups, stats, where to watch – AFCON 2023
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All eyes will be on the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium as Nigeria vs Angola square off against each other on Friday. Which of these teams will advance to the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations?

Predicted Nigeria vs Angola lineups


Nigeria's Super Eagles are on a quest to win their fourth AFCON title as they take on the Palancas Negras on Friday.

Jose Peseiro's men have won three matches in a row, and are unbeaten at this tournament. They've also been able to rely on their defence, keeping three consecutive clean sheets.

On the positive side, Stanley Nwabali will be available for selection. The Chippa United goalkeeper was injured in Nigeria's Round of 16 clash with Cameroon, and had to be subbed off after 80 minutes.

Ademola Lookman was a two-goal hero against Cameroon, he'll likely cause some problems for Angola's defence.

Goalkeeper: Stanley Nwabali.
Defenders: Semi Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong, Calvin Bassey.
Midfielders: Ola Aina, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Zaidu Sanusi.
Forwards: Samuel Chukwueze, Victor Osimhen, Ademola Lookman.


Angola will call upon Gelson Dala to supply the goals. The 27-year-old was directly involved in all three goals in their 3-0 victory over Namibia, scoring twice and providing one assist.

Dala has now scored four goals in his last three games, he'll set his sights on the Golden Boot.

Unlike the Super Eagles, Angola will be without their first-choice goalkeeper, as Neblú is suspended for this match.

Goalkeeper: Antonio Signori.
Defenders: To Carniero, Jonathan Buatu, Kialonda Gaspar, Eddie Afonso.
Midfielders: Estrela, Show, Fredy.
Forwards: Gelson Dala, Mabululu, Gilberto.

Nigeria vs Angola lineups
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Confirmed Nigeria vs Angola lineups

*Confirmed Nigeria vs Angola lineups will be available an hour before kick-off.

Nigeria vs Angola stats

These are some Nigeria vs Angola head to head stats ahead of Friday's match:

  • This will be the 11th meeting between Nigeria and Angola
  • Nigeria won three, drew five and lost two against Angola
  • The first Nigeria vs Angola game took place in April 1981
  • The most recent Nigeria vs Angola clash was played in January 2018
  • This will be the first Nigeria vs Angola clash at the Africa Cup of Nations
Nigeria vs Angola
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Where to watch Nigeria vs Angola

There are a fair few TV options for fans who reside in Nigeria. These include Supersport, AfroSport TV, StarTimes and NTA Sports 24.

Angolans can tune into TPA 2 and Girassol TV for live coverage of this match.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 months ago

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