Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi has stated that the team is looking forward to a victory when they play Angola in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, reports.

Nigeria defeated close rivals Cameroon 2-1 in the round of 16 of the AFCON on Saturday. Jose Peseiro’s lads put up a strong performance to ensure they emerged winners.

The win ensured that the team got a date with Angola in the quarterfinals of the competition. The Palancas Negras themselves have been good so far. They also claimed a big 3-0 against Namibia in the round of 16.

Ahead of the game against Angola, Ajayi, who has been a stalwart in the Super Eagles’ defence, has stated that the team will not lose focus despite their progress at the AFCON.

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“The focus turns towards Friday and towards the next game. This game is done, and now we put our full focus towards Friday,” Ajayi told

“The boys are hungry, we are looking to give our all, and we are really looking forward to the game.

“So, now we’ll start to study our opponents, start to analyze how they play and form our game plan. Hopefully, that will get us the win on Friday.”