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AFCON 2023: Super Eagles record historic feat after win against Angola

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria achieved a significant historical milestone with their 1-0 victory over the Palancas Negras of Angola on Friday night. This marks the first instance where the Super Eagles have won four consecutive matches at a single Africa Cup of Nations edition without conceding a goal.

Under the leadership of Jose Peseiro, the team is poised to continue this impressive streak as they face either Cape Verde or South Africa in the upcoming semi-final on Wednesday next week.

Although the Super Eagles commenced their AFCON 2023 campaign with a 1-1 draw against the Nzalang Nacional of Equatorial Guinea, they have maintained an undefeated record since then and currently boast the most solid defense in the tournament.

With the elimination of other formidable teams such as Senegal, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, and Ghana, the three-time champions are now considered the favorites to clinch the title.

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Werder Bremen’s fastest player, Njinmah speaks on playing for Nigeria

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Justin Njinmah, identified as the Bundesliga’s 12th fastest player, has addressed reports indicating interest from both Nigeria and Germany in acquiring his services.

Media outlets in both Germany and Nigeria have linked the Hamburg player with potential inclusion in the Super Eagles squad, considering his origins in both countries.

Having commenced his career with Borussia Dortmund, Njinmah has the option to represent Nigeria through his father’s nationality or Germany, where he was born and raised.

Following a standout season at Werder Bremen, Njinmah is being closely monitored by both nations, although Germany appears to have a stronger chance of securing his allegiance.

At 23 years old, Njinmah recorded a top speed of 35.53 km/h, earning him the title of the Bundesliga’s 12th fastest player.

In response to the reports, Njinmah stated, “Nick Woltemade showed me the article in the dressing room. When you hear that you’re being considered for the national team and that they’re taking notice of you, it motivates every player to strive for improvement.”

He added, “If you continue to accelerate now, achieving that goal might not be as distant as you once thought.”

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2024 Olympic Qualifier: South Africa boss Ellis sets sight on Super Falcons clash

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Desiree Ellis, the head coach of South Africa’s Banyana Banyana, has cautioned her team against becoming complacent as they aim to set up a showdown with long-standing rivals, Nigeria.

The Super Falcons secured a spot in the final round of the 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers by defeating Cameroon 1-0 in Abuja on Monday.

The African champions are scheduled to face Tanzania in the second leg of the third-round fixture on Tuesday (today).

In the first leg, Banyana Banyana claimed a 3-0 victory over Tanzania on their turf last Friday, with Jermaine Seopesenwe, Thembi Kgatlana, and Hildah Magaia finding the net for the reigning African champions.

While the return leg might seem like a straightforward affair for South Africa, Ellis is unwilling to underestimate the challenge.

“We need to complete the task at home. We must not allow ourselves to become complacent. A single goal in the match could alter the situation,” Ellis cautioned, as reported by CAFonline.

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Serie A: Osimhen on target in Napoli’s draw at Cagliari

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Victor Osimhen found the net for the second game in a row as Napoli settled for a 1-1 draw against Cagliari.

Osimhen put Napoli ahead in the 65th minute when Giancomo Raspadori intercepted Tommaso Augello’s pass and delivered a cross to the back post for Osimhen to head home.

This marked the Nigeria international’s eighth goal of the season in the league.

Despite numerous opportunities, Napoli failed to extend their lead, and Zito Luvumbo leveled the score for the home team in added time.

With 37 points from 25 matches, Napoli climbed to ninth place in the standings.

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