Nigeria vs Angola live stream: How to watch AFCON quarter-final game online and on TV today, team news

Ademola Lookman (L) celebrates a Nigeria goal at AFCON with Victor Osimhen (R)
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Sixteen have become eight at the Africa Cup of Nations 2023 and the quarter-finals begin today with something of a blockbuster – Nigeria vs Angola. The Super Eagles are the newly installed tournament favorites, but the Palancas Negras already have a handful of underdog victories under the belt and fancy another – watch Nigeria vs Angola from anywhere with a VPN today.

The teams are in and Nigeria have named a strong XI, with Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi, in-form Ademola Lookman and Ola Aina all starting for the Super Eagles. William Troost Ekong captains the side, with Joe Ariba and record appearance maker Ahmed Musa on the bench. For Angola, the side's top scorer Gelson Dala starts as expected up front, with Manuel Cafumana, Cristovao Paciencia and Deivi Vieira all in from the off. 

Nigeria vs Angola live stream, date, time, channels

The Nigeria vs Angola live stream takes place today (Feb. 2)
Time 5 p.m. GMT / 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT / 4 a.m. AEDT (Feb. 3)
• FREESABC SPORT (South Africa)
• U.K.Sky Sports
• U.S. — beIN Sports via SlingTVFubo or Fanatiz
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

In a tournament that's been kryptonite to the favorites, Nigeria have managed to find an antidote. The Super Eagles have won three games in a row since an opening round draw with Equatorial Guinea. Victor Osimhen may not have hit the goalscoring heights thus far, but the Napoli forward's work rate is such that he's still very dangerous. Ademola Lookman has played himself into Jose Peseiro's XI and rewarded his manager with both goals in the last 16 defeat of Cameroon.

Angola had never managed more than one victory at the same AFCON before the tournament began, but the Palancas Negras have rewritten the form book. Gelson Dala is the tournament's joint-highest marksman with four goals after notching a fine brace in the 3-0 last 16 rout of Namibia and the former Rio Ave forward will need to be at his best if he's to elicit another upset in this competition of chaos.

With a semi-final against the winner of South Africa vs Cape Verde up for grabs, both sides will be going all out for victory today. Read on to learn how you can get the Nigeria vs Angola live stream action – and watch other AFCON 2023 games for free – wherever you are.

How to watch Nigeria vs Angola live stream for FREE

If you live in South Africa then you can enjoy every single minute of this AFCON 2023 game without spending a penny. That's because the Nigeria vs Angola will be broadcast and streaming for FREE.

The full game will be televised via SABC with an online stream available on SABC Plus, so you can watch every single dramatic moment without needing a streaming service subscription or having to pay a box office fee.

But what if you're usually based in South Africa but aren't at home for the Nigeria vs Angola live stream? Perhaps, you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on a paid streaming service in a foreign country when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home.

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead, and we'll show you how to do that below. Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on lots of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.


Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.S. or U.K. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select South Africa from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to SABC Plus or another service and watch the game.

How to watch a Nigeria vs Angola live stream in the U.S.

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Soccer fans in the U.S. will want beIN Sports to catch the AFCON 2023 live streams, including Nigeria vs Angola, and there are plenty of ways to tune in.

beIN Sports is available through most cable packages as well as some of the best cable TV alternatives, including Sling TVFuboYouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.

For cord-cutters, one option is Sling TV. The Sling Blue package is priced from $40 per month and it comes with more than 30 channels including USA. New users often get a discount on their first month.

Fubo costs $75 per month for 121 channels and includes beIN Sports, plus ESPN, NBC and plenty of others besides. It also offer a 7-day free trial.

There's also Fanatiz, which costs $9.99 and provides access to the AFCON 2023 live streams.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch Nigeria vs Angola live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN.


Sling TV offers two packages, both of which start from $40 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including beIN Sports for the AFCON 2023 live streams, . New users often get 50% off their first month.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. For $75 a month, it's got dozens of sports channels, including beIN Sports (plus ESPN and plenty of others), and offers a 7-day free trial.


Another option to watch an AFCON 2023 live stream Fanatiz. The international service offers beIN Sports as part of its Front Row plan, which costs $9.99 a month and provides access to AFCON 2023, as well as a gaggle of Latin American sports continent including international football matches from Brazil and Argentina.

You can stream Fanatiz coverage via your mobile, Amazon Fire TV and stick, Android TV, Apple TV, Hisense TV, Google Chromecast, Airplay, PC and Mac with any web browser.

How to watch a Nigeria vs Angola live stream in the U.K.

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Thanks to a late deal, Sky Sports is now showing every match of AFCON 2023, including a Nigeria vs Angola live stream. If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £18/month to add those channels. 

Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £13/month for the TV, plus a sky sub on top of that.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.99 or month-long access for £34.99. 

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the UK, you can still follow a Nigeria vs Angola live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch Nigeria vs Angola in Canada

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Canadians can watch a Nigeria vs Angola live stream on Fubo, which is also the home of Premier League soccer in Canada.

For just CAN$24.99 a month, you'll get access to the Essentials plan, which gets you AFCON 2023 matches via beIN Sports, all Premier League matches, all Serie A matches plus 29 channels including MLB Network. The $39.99 Premium plan adds 20 entertainment channels and more on top of that.

Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch Nigeria vs Angola in Australia

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If you want to watch a Nigeria vs Angola live stream from Australia you'll need to have access to beIN Sports. This can be added to your TV package, or you can sign up for beIN as a separate subscription. This costs $19 per month or $179 for the year. 

Alternatively, you can opt for Kayo Sports which includes beIN in its package. Kayo also offers a two-week trial, and after your free 14 days, a basic plan costs $25 a month, while a Premium subscription is a little more expensive at $35. 

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use ExpressVPN to watch all the action on your travels as if you were back home.

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