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AFCON 2023: Senegalese Referee Sy To Take Charge Of Super Eagles , Angola Duel

AFCON 2023: Senegalese Referee Sy To Take Charge Of Super Eagles , Angola Duel

Senegalese official Issa Sy will be the referee when Nigeria take on Angola in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final encounter at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan.

Sy will have compatriots Djibril Camara and Nouha Bangoura in tow as assistant referee 1 and assistant referee 2 respectively, alongside Mauritanian official Abdel Aziz Bouh as fourth official.

Modibo Samake from Mali will serve as reserve assistant referee, while Ahmad Nazeer Hossen Bowud from Mauritius and Ali Mohamed Ahmed from Somalia will be in the roles of commissioner and referee assessor respectively.

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The match, which will commence at 5pm Cote d’Ivoire time (6pm Nigeria time) will be another of the rare occasions that Nigeria and Angola tango on the turf, with few clashes between both nations at senior level over the years.

Nigeria edged Angola to reach the final round of the qualification series for the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals (2-2 in Luanda and 1-0 in Lagos), but the Angolans stepped on Nigeria to make their single appearance at the FIFA World Cup finals, when they won 1-0 in Luanda and held the Eagles 1-1 in Kano to edge the head-to-head contest that was the determining factor for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification series.

Nigeria goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali is fit to start Friday’s encounter, though Coach Jose Peseiro has indicated he may not want to risk the safe hands if he is not fit enough for the tie.

The winner of Friday’s encounter will square up with the winner of the clash between Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in one of the semi final matches, at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake.

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  • This is indeed entertaining

  • Tomorrow is another smile occasions for Nigerians. We are winning Angola. It is written. Mark this day.

    • Chima E Samuels 3 months ago

      Oga relax mr Marker win or loose what’s special about this that you’re saying mark it today??? Why don’t you predict exact scoreline if you’re a soothsayer…

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 3 months ago

    Oboy Ref, make sure say you shine your eyes wella on Friday match time o!
    Don’t allow those hooliganistic Angolans to get away with murder even if our boys turn out to be too meek or soft to stand toe to toe if it all kicks off.
    If you need any remembrance then don’t forget to remember that this is West vs South and you yourself belong to the Western region o paddy man.

    As for Oga Pajenrio – make sure to tell Iwobi that he MUST NOT! pull out of any challenges o! None of that weak “Ajebota” pulling out of 50/50’s because that is what the Angolan’s will capitalise on and then they’ll overrun the midfield which MUST NOT happen!! – In fact tell all the boys because to be honest the only one’s that I know will be up to that task eve without being told are –
    Ajayi and
    Every other man must be told to get ready and leave everything on the pitch on Friday, last last they’ll come out a little battered and bruised but at least they’ll also come out on top and get a couple of days off to recuperate before the next game!
    Ire o!

    Oya let’s goo!

  • Hmmm. The same guy that officiated Nigeria Vs Tunisia last time round…..

    Okay o…..

    • Chima E Samuels 3 months ago

      Deo Senegal and Angola both speak French and Senegal is not different from Ghana that also doesn’t want us to win. The Tunisia officiating was another fraudulent one.

      • Dr. Drey 3 months ago

        Angola now speak french because it’s time to conjure up conspiracy theories or look for someone to scapegoat ahead of time.

        Everybody is always after Nigeria….from fifa to caf to Wafu.

        Our players should rather Play well, win well, score goals and forget about conspiracy theories.

        Our 5th game at AFCONs have proven from records to be a banana peel…..Eagles, please beware.

      • Chima E Samuels 3 months ago

        Portuguese my bad I didn’t see this, you con add insult join, so you can’t correct and not add insults like you’re 100% accurate always, lol you don eat today??? 

  • FegonorOchuko 3 months ago

    Now disjointed Angola
    I’ll rather admonish Coach employ the formation against E. Guinea where the defense is packed full and the full backs can ocassionally fure to join the attack running the flanks. This should present more attacking attributes while the defense line remain intact.

    • Chima E Samuels 3 months ago

      Full backs must only bomb forward if they are covered because Mabululu is good at wrecking havoc via counter. I will not love to see him roaring at my face today. We have a great chance of winning with the front 3 so let the full backs only attack when they sense need and also covered behind and on the regular they are tasked to clip the Angolans wings and make forward passes to Lookman Osimhen and whoever starts at the right wing forward. Nigeria will triumph 2-0 if the coach uses the right players.

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