AFCON 2023: Nigeria’s Semi Ajayi points warning to South Africa, Cape Verde after Angola win – “We’ll be prepared”

AFCON 2023: Nigeria’s Semi Ajayi points warning to South Africa, Cape Verde after Angola win – “We’ll be prepared”

The Tremendous Eagles overcame the Palancas Negras in Abidjan on Friday and can know their subsequent opponents at present, Saturday

Nigeria defender Semi Ajayi is assured the Tremendous Eagles might be able to slug it out with whichever nation made it to the semifinals between Cape Verde and South Africa, Soccernet.ng experiences.

Nigeria, on Friday, superior to the semifinals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations following a troublesome 1-0 victory in opposition to Angola’s Palancas Negras.

Ademola Lookman scored Nigeria’s solely purpose within the thirty sixth minute of the conflict after combining excellently with Moses Simon.

South Africa and Cape Verde will commerce tackles on the Stade Charles Konan Banny later tonight (Saturday, February 3), with the winner set to face Nigeria within the semifinals.

Ajayi, who has featured in all of Nigeria’s video games on the AFCON, respects each South Africa and Cape Verde however insists Nigeria worry not one of the two nations.

The West Brom defender is satisfied that the Tremendous Eagles will come out on prime in opposition to any of the groups, and he has warned Nigeria’s subsequent opponents that Jose Peseiro’s males might be prepared for the problem.

“It doesn’t matter who we’re taking part in with,” Ajayi stated after the sport in opposition to Angola.

“It’s a sport of 11 males in opposition to 11 males. We simply want to come back out on prime. Whether or not we’re the primary seed or not, it doesn’t matter. We’ll be prepared for the problem.

“The goal is to go all the way in which, however we’re not wanting too far forward. We’re solely Wednesday (semifinal conflict). That’s it.”

Ajayi has been a key a part of Nigeria’s wonderful defensive setup.

The Tremendous Eagles haven’t conceded in 4 straight matches on the AFCON, delivery just one purpose in 5 video games.

And the previous Arsenal lad believes conserving it proper on the again was the important thing to beating a superb Angolan aspect within the quarterfinals.

“It was good,” Ajayi added. “It was a good sport. They (Angola) gave us a superb sport, however defensively we have been strong once more.

“And that gave us the platform to go on and get the win.”

Nigeria have received the AFCON trophy 3 times, and the Tremendous Eagles at the moment are two wins away from claiming a fourth continental honour.

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