Kaduna (Nigeria) – Nigeria has beaten their Angola to secure semifinal ticket at the ongoing African Nations Championships.
Nigeria’s Eagles came from behind before securing a 2-1 win over the Angolans on Sunday night in Tangiers.
In the first half, both sides missed opportunities, the Angola team took the first shot in the 55th minute to score the first goal.
It appeared as end of the road for the Nigerian team until Anthony Okpotu popped up with a very late equaliser in the 91st minute.
With the game stretching into extra time, one of the new entrants, Gabriel Okechukwu, saved the day for Nigeria with a well-taken goal.
Despite fierce attempts by Angola to force the game to penalties, the coach Salisu Yusuf-tutored side held on as they became the third team to qualify for the semi-final where they will face Sudan.