AFCON 2023: Angola President João Lourenço reacts after Nigeria stopped Palancas Negras from making historical past

AFCON 2023: Angola President João Lourenço reacts after Nigeria stopped Palancas Negras from making historical past

The southern African nation equalled their quarterfinals document on the continental championship however might solely go to this point

President of the Republic of Angola has expressed his delight with the nationwide soccer workforce’s efficiency on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations regardless of their elimination by the hands of Nigeria, stories.

The Palanacas Negras gave the southern African nation a purpose to dream after they made it to the quarterfinals of the AFCON for under the third time within the nation’s historical past.

Angola focused a first-ever look within the semifinals of the event after they confronted Nigeria on Friday night.

Nevertheless, the Tremendous Eagles recorded a well-deserved 1-0 win in Abidjan to ship the Angolans out of the competitors.

Nonetheless, the President of the Republic has urged the Palancas Negras to not be heartbroken because the nation is happy with their exploits in Cote d’Ivoire.

“On this CAN we did nicely, however we have to enhance, studying from our errors,” the Angolan President wrote (translated) on his official X social network account.

“Don’t be discouraged; the following one shall be ours, simply relying on all of us, MINJUD, FAF, Palancas, and all Angolan followers.”

Neste CAN estivemos bem, mas precisamos de melhorar aprendendo com os erros. Não desanimar, o próximo será nosso, só dependendo de todos nós, do MINJUD, FAF, dos Palancas e de todos os angolanos torcedores.

— João Lourenço (@jlprdeangola) February 2, 2024

Earlier than the encounter performed contained in the Félix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, President Lourenço was satisfied of an Angolan victory when he wrote:

“Força Palancas. Força Angola. The nation is united. We are going to win!”

Ademola Lookman’s first-half strike, nonetheless, humbled the Angolans, proving sufficient to propel Nigeria into the final 4 of the AFCON.

South Africa and Cape Verde will face off right this moment within the final quarterfinal fixture of the event, with the winner scheduled to lock horns with Nigeria within the semifinals.

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