February 21, 2024

President Bola Tinubu has encouraged the Super Eagles to go for a victory in their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarter-final clash against Angola.

On his Instagram stories, Seyi, Tinubu’s son, shared videos of the president speaking to the team via video call.

In the muted videos, Tinubu is dressed in the Eagles’ home jersey while addressing the team through a computer before him.

“Mr President Bola Tinubu giving Super Eagles a quick pep talk ahead of Today’s AFCON match against Angola,” the caption reads.

The Super Eagles are scheduled to face Angola at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Friday by 6 pm.

Stanley Nwabali has been confirmed to start in goal for Nigeria. The 27-year-old was injured during the second-round match against Cameroon and has passed a late fitness test to play against Angola.

Jose Peseiro, Super Eagles head coach, also stuck to his traditional 3-4-3 formation with William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi, and Calvin Bassey to shield Nwabali.

Ola Aina and Zaidu Sanusi will be wing-backs on the right and left flanks, while Alex Iwobi and Frank Onyeka combo will boss the midfield.

Victor Osimhen, the current Africa player of the year, alongside Moses Simon and Ademola Lookman, will spearhead the attack.

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