The Falcons of Sudan and the Super Eagles will face off for a place in the final of the 2018 CHAN on Wednesday at the Stade de Marrakech in Morocco.
The chan semifinal match will follow the hosts’ semi-final clash with Libya earlier in the day, with one of the pair completing the lineup for Sunday’s showpiece.
Sudan beat Zambia 1-0 in their quarter-final, while Nigeria overcame Angola 2-1 after extra time.
The Super Eagles looked to be heading out of CHAN 2018 after Vladimir Va gave Angola the lead, but Anthony Okpotu—who had been responsible for a number of their missed opportunities—made amends in the 92nd minute.
Gabriel Okechukwu then grabbed the winner in the 109th minute to ensure passage to the final four.
Nigeria have boasted five different goalscorers at CHAN 2018, more than any other team in the tournament, but they will need to be more ruthless if they are to get through the semi-final, as they could have easily lost against Angola on another day.
That’s easier said than done against the organized and stingy Sudan, though, as their defense hasn’t been breached since they took on Guinea in their first match of the tournament.
Match Venue: Stade de Marrakech in Morocco.
Time: 8:30 p.m. GMT/2:30 p.m. ET