Angola head coach Pedro Goncalves has said Friday’s quarter-final clash with Nigeria’s Super Eagles is an opportunity to show his side’s worth.
The Palancas Negras and the Eagles will meet at the AFCON for the first time.
Previous meetings between both teams had been in AFCON and World Cup qualifiers as well as the Africa Nations Championship.
While the Eagles beat Angola to the ticket to the 2004 AFCON in Tunisia, the Angolans got their revenge, as they bagged the sole ticket for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
One game that always comes to mind whenever the two teams are about to square off, is the tragic death of Samuel Okwaraji during a 1990 World Cup qualifiers in 1989 in Lagos.
The two countries will go into Friday’s encounter on the back of three