Nigeria vs Angola LIVE! AFCON 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Nigeria vs Angola LIVE! AFCON 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Nigeria were the first side to book a semi-final berth at the Africa Cup of Nations after Ademola Lookman's first-half goal ensured a 1-0 win over Angola in the last eight on Friday.

Lookman finished off a flying run down the left by winger Moses Simon, who skipped the challenge of defender Kialonda Gaspar to break free and then teed up his team mate for his third goal of the tournament.

The 26-year-old's 41st-minute strike at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium was enough to set up a semi-final meeting on Wednesday against either the Cape Verde Islands or South Africa, who play their quarter-final on Saturday.

Later on Friday, also in Abidjan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea meet in the second of the quarter-final clashes.

Nigeria vs Angola latest news

  • Full match report

Good night!

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Thanks for joining Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Nigeria's win over Angola.

Find our full match report below!

Lookman sends Nigeria into AFCON semi-finals

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Africa Cup of Nations favourites Nigeria reached the semi-finals thanks a 1-0 win over Angola.Read our full match report here!


FT: Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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Nothing comes of the corner! Nigeria are through!

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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96 mins: Angola are running out of time!

One last chance from a corner...

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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92 mins: Luckily for the Super Eagles, Osimhen is fine to continue.

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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90 mins: SEVEN minutes added on!

Osimhen looks like he's being forced off here in a major worry for Nigeria.

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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87 mins: Angola trying their luck from range now but Nigeria dealing with it all rather well.

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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84 mins: Nervous finish now!

Angola are going to pour everything into this

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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81 mins: So close to 2-0!

Lookman dallies freeing Osimhen on the counter and the striker does so well to keep the chance alive but is eventually blocked off

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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76 mins: It won't count and we're back to 1-0.

Nigeria 2-0 Angola

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75 mins: Oh wait, we're headed for VAR!

Osimhen may have been marginally offside

Nigeria 2-0 Angola

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74 mins: GOAL!

Osimhen powers in a header from an inswinging free-kick!

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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68 mins: Nigeria are managing the game well, albeit they could do with a second goal.

Angola have dangerous but their chances are few and far between.

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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63 mins: Super Eagles need a second goal here.

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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61 mins: More brilliance from Simon as he skins two players but his shot is eventually blocked.

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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58 mins: OFF THE POST!

Paciência slipped in behind but can only hit the post. Nigeria clear and then deal with the resulting corner well.

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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57 mins: Osimhen attempts an overhead kick following a spot of head tennis after a corner but Angola clear.

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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53 mins: Bassey into the book after shrugging an Angola player to the ground.

Would be wild to lose your head now, with the Super Eagles in such a good position.

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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50 mins: Simon's cutback just not quite enough for Osimhen to latch onto.

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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48 mins: Zaidu blasts the ball over the bar after great work from Simon!

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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Back underway!

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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The moment 👇

HT: Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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Lookman's goal gives the Super Eagles the edge!

Nigeria 1-0 Angola

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44 mins: Super Eagles are just over 45 minutes away from the semi-final!

Angola are dangerous but are yet to truly test outside of set-pieces.

GOAL! Nigeria 1-0 Angola | Ademola Lookman '41

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41 mins: GOAL!

It's that man again! Simon dances down the right before teeing up Lookman for a close range finish!

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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39 mins: So well-balanced this game.

It's been entertaining but both teams need more conviction in an attacking sense in the second-half.

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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33 mins: Super Eagles have been sloppy in attack, getting their final ball all wrong.

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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29 mins: Angola now attacking through Dala and Gilberto now as Nigeria retreat somewhat.

Nothing clear cut, however.

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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24 mins: Osimhen does brilliantly to get across his marker but his powerful header is well saved.

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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21 mins: Osimhen down injured after taking a knock to the ankle but appears ok to carry on.

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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20 mins: Nigeria seeing most of the ball now but cannot find a way through.

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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16 mins: Osimhen does so well to get a header away under pressure but it loops over.

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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14 mins: The game has slowed down a little but the same cannot be said of the crowd.

While not particularly full, those in the crowd are making some noise!

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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08 mins: Lookman crowded out when having a shot after a nice cross from Simon.

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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05 mins: OFF THE POST!

Gilberto hits the post with a header from an Angola corner! Should really have scored.

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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04 mins: Angola now putting their foot on the ball after that shaky start.

Nigeria 0-0 Angola

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01 mins: Super Eagles go right on the charge as Osimhen denied.

Nigeria vs Angola: KICK-OFF!

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Away we go!

Nigeria vs Angola: What an entrance!

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No nerves on show here!

Nigeria vs Angola: Super Eagles saw tournament open up

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While this AFCON has been full of surprises, the Super Eagles are surely the favourites now.

Confirmed Angola lineup

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Angola XI: Dominique; Jonathan, Gaspar, Vieria, Dala, Carneiro, Riberio, Paciencia, Lameira, Afonso, Cafumana

Confirmed Nigeria lineup

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Nigeria X: Nwabali; Olaoluwa, Sansui, Ekong, Adesewo; Onyeka, Ughelumba, Iwobi; Simon, Osimhen, Lookman

Nigeria vs Angola: Calm before the storm

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Are we set for another shock?

Nigeria vs Angola: Latest odds today

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Nigeria to qualify: 1/4

Angola to qualify: 13/5

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

Nigeria vs Angola: A tale of two rankings

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The Super Eagles are the highest ranked African side left in the tournament, while Angola are bottom...

Nigeria vs Angola: Who will the winner play?

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Cape Verde or South Africa await in the semi-finals.

Nigeria vs Angola: Head to head (h2h) history and results

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Nigeria wins: 3

Draws: 5

Angola wins: 2

Nigeria vs Angola: Score prediction today

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Nigeria have the better team on paper and the pedigree to match. I expected the Super Eagles to make a strong start as they look to put the game to bed in normal time and avoid the energy-sapping extra time.

Nigeria to win 2-0.

Angola team news vs Nigeria today

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Angola will be without first-choice goalkeeper Neblu after his red card in the last game. Signori Antonio will deputise.

Nigeria team news vs Angola today

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Nigeria have reverted to a back three of late to more success, so expect that to remain. Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali trained ahead of the game after picking up an injury against Cameroon, but William Troost-Ekong remains a doubt.

Ademola Lookman was back in the starting lineup against Cameroon and scored both goals, so will keep his place alongside Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze.

Nigeria vs Angola: TV channel and live stream

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TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports, with coverage beginning at 4.45pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.


14:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Nigeira's clash against Angola in the AFCON quarter-finals today.

Kick-off inside the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium is at 5pm GMT.