Peter Obi Joins Nigeria Supporters to Cheer On Super Eagles in Quarter Final Clash Against Angola

Peter Obi Joins Nigeria Supporters to Cheer On Super Eagles in Quarter Final Clash Against Angola

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Peter Obi has arrived in Abidjan to support Nigeria
  • The Super Eagles face Angola in the quarter-final
  • Nigeria are chasing a place in the last four of AFCON

Popular Nigerian politician, Peter Obi joined the Super Eagles Supporters Club in Abidjan to cheer on the national team during their game against Angola at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The three-time champions battle the Palancas Negras for a place in the semi-final of the tournament at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium.

With the Super Eagles favourite for the game, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party made sure he was present to witness the match.

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Peter Obi has been spotted with fans of Nigeria as they face Angola. Credit: @PoojaMedia
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In photos shared on social media, the well-admired politician is seen in the company of the fans as they joyfully chant morale-boosting songs.

The former governor of Anambra lost the presidential elections to the current head of state Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles took a first-half lead through Italy-based forward Ademola Lookman, who has been in fine form at the Nations Cup in Cote d'Ivoire.

Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali stopped the Angolans from taking an early lead after saving Mabululu's point-range touch.

Nigeria will be hoping to end the game with victory as they chase a fourth title, as reported by Within Nigeria.

Peter Obi arrives in Abidjan

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Peter Obi arrived in Ivory Coast to support the Super Eagles ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal tie with Angola on Friday, February 2.

The 2013 champions face the Palancras Negras, who have been one of the many surprise packages in the ongoing tournament, at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny.

While Nigeria boasts the best defensive record in the competition, conceding just a solitary goal across four games, Angola have been impressive upfront, bagging nine goals en route to the last eight.

Nigerian politicians travel to Abidjan

Sports Brief also reported that the Super Eagles have the backing and support of top Nigerian politicians as the country aims to secure a spot in the Semi-final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The three-time AFCON winners will tackle Angola on Friday, February 2, at the 33,000-capacity Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, Abidjan, in the first quarter-final fixture of the competition.

According to Soccernet, Senate President Godswill Akpabio and Deputy Speaker Benjamin Kalu have flown to Ivory Coast to cheer the Super Eagles to victory against the Black Antelopes.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.