Ademola Lookman Optimistic Ahead of Tough AFCON Quarter-Final Clash with Angola
Super Eagles forward, Ademola Lookman, expressed confidence in the upcoming quarter-finals clash between Nigeria and Angola, acknowledging the anticipated challenge.
Following his standout performance in the 2-0 victory over Cameroon in the 2023 AFCON round of 16, Lookman emphasized the team’s readiness for the tough task ahead.
Super Eagles’ Journey in AFCON 2023
The Super Eagles commenced the 2023 AFCON with a draw against Equatorial Guinea on January 14 but quickly silenced critics with a remarkable 1-0 victory over tournament hosts Ivory Coast on January 18.
Subsequently, Lookman and his teammates secured their place in the third round by defeating Guinea-Bissau 1-0 on January 22.
Lookman’s Stellar Performance Against Cameroon
In the round of 16 clash against Cameroon, Lookman stood out by scoring two crucial goals, contributing significantly to the Eagles’ 2-0 triumph.
His exceptional performance earned him the Man of the Match award, marking a notable achievement in the tournament.
Anticipation for Quarter-Finals Against Angola
The quarter-finals are set for February 2, with Super Eagles facing a well-organized Angolan side at 6 p.m. Lookman, a 26-year-old Atalanta forward, remains optimistic about the challenge, emphasizing the importance of analyzing and preparing for each game, especially as the tournament progresses.
Team Dynamics and Qualification Joy
Reflecting on the Super Eagles’ qualification for the quarter-finals, Lookman expressed joy, stating, “The more we play together, the more fluid we become.” He modestly credited his Man of the Match award to the collective performance of the entire team, highlighting the unity and effectiveness achieved as they progressed in the tournament.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn