Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi has revealed their game plan when they take on Angola in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast on Friday.
The Super Eagles have progressed from nine of their previous 10 quarter-final ties, the only blemish a loss to host Ghana in 2008. Angola, meanwhile, have never got further than this stage, but have shown enough in the Ivory Coast to suggest they can spring a surprise.
“We watched the videos. It will be a tough match. They won the last match with a large score, and we also defend well. We will give everything on the field to reach the semi-finals,” said Iwobi.
“We have to respect Angola a lot. If they are at this stage of the competition, it means they are a great team. We need the entire team to defend. It won’t be easy because it’s a team that scores a lot. I rely on my teammates to meet the challenge.”
Meanwhile, Angola midfielder Show says his teammates are desperate to make history. “We will have a match that will allow us to prove ourselves. I am proud of what we have accomplished since the beginning and especially the pride that we currently represent for our country,” he said.
“We will fight against Nigeria as we did in the first four matches.”