Nigeria’s preparations for AFCON quarterfinal against Angola

The article discusses Nigeria’s preparation to take on Angola in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final. The return of goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali from injury has been a significant boost for the team, although his fitness will be determined by a late test. Coach Jose Peseiro has emphasized the importance of maintaining the team’s consistency and defensive solidity in the upcoming match, despite facing an Angola team known for their attacking prowess. The history of past encounters between the two teams is also highlighted, providing context for the upcoming game. Finally, the article features comments from midfielder Alex Iwobi, who acknowledges the talent of the Angolan team while expressing confidence in Nigeria’s ability to overcome the challenge.
Stanley Nwabali’s return to training is a major plus for Nigeria as they gear up to face Angola in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal match. Despite his injury, Coach Jose Peseiro remains cautious and has yet to confirm Nwabali’s position in the starting lineup, opting to wait for a late fitness test before making a final decision. This decision will depend on Nwabali’s recovery from his apparent hamstring strain. Peseiro expressed confidence in the skills of both Nwabali and his deputy, Francis Uzoho.

The Super Eagles team plan to maintain their tried and tested strategy for the game against Angola. Often regarded as the favorites, the team is determined to focus on their own performance and remain unfazed by the results of the competition thus far. Iwobi has emphasized the importance of staying focused and not being influenced by external factors.

Moreover, Nigeria and Angola have had a history of encounters, with the latter gaining notable victories in the past, inflicting a World Cup qualifying defeat on the Super Eagles. While Nigeria respects the creativity and attacking prowess of their opponents, they remain focused on their own defensive model and are committed to fighting for the win.

Despite the challenges that lie ahead, Nigeria is prepared to defend their established style of play and aim to emerge triumphant in the upcoming match.

David Richard

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