2023 AFCON: Nigeria qualifies for semi finals after defeating Angola 1-0

Super Eagles of Nigeria have advanced to semi finals at the 2023 African Cup of Nations after defeating Angola.

Atalanta winger, Ademola Lookman found the net in the 41st minute to take his goal tally to three, following an assist from Moses Simon.

The three-time AFCON champions will face either Cape Verde or South Africa in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, earlier, the Labour Party presidential candidate in 2023, Peter Obi, offered the Super Eagles his support and prayers in the quarter-final tie with Angola.

Speaking during an interview on Friday, he said the players have done well, noting that their success so far was his motivation for being in Ivory Coast to witness the match.

The former Anambra governor, who praised the efforts of the players, however, called for more investment in sports for the development to foster more success on the global stage.

Obi said; “The country needs to do more to have more stars but what they have done so far is commendable. They have all my prayers and support and all my prayers are for their success and the country because their success is the success of the country.

“As you know they have become one of our most united forms and it’s critical that we invest in them. Countries like Brazil have used sport critically for development. It is an area of development that we need to invest in.

“When we talk about investment, we are talking about health, education and pulling people out of poverty and that includes investing in sport.

“We can do a lot with sport. Congratulations to Nigeria, they’ve done very well and that is the reason why I’m here like every other ordinary Nigerian. We need to do more.”