Nigeria defeated Angola 1-0 in the quarter-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, thanks to a goal from Ademola Lookman in the first half at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium.
It was Lookman’s third in his last three games at the tournament after his brace against Cameroon in the round of sixteen tie.
Moses Simon assisted the goal, and it came just four minutes before half-time in Abidjan.
Although Angola had a chance through Zine, who hit the post before the hour mark, they were second-best for most of the game.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen’s had a goal disallowed by the video assistant referee, who ruled him offside in the 75th minute.
Champions in 1980, 1994 and 2013, Jose Peseiro’s side certainly have plenty of positives to build on as they head into the semi-finals.
Nigeria will now face either Cape Verde or South Africa in the semi-finals on Wednesday.