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Nigeria’s U-20 Team Defeat Host, Argentina to Advance to FIFA U-20 World Cup Quarterfinals



Nigeria's U-20 Team Defeat Host, Argentina to Advance to FIFA U-20 World Cup Quarterfinals

Nigeria’s U-20 team pulled off a major upset on Wednesday night, June 1, 2023, by defeating Argentina’s U-20 team 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The Flying Eagles, as Nigeria’s U-20 team is known, took the lead in the 61st minute through Ibrahim Muhammad. The lead was doubled in stoppage time thanks to a goal from Rilwanu Sarki.

Argentina had several chances to equalize, but they were unable to find the back of the net. The Flying Eagles held on for the win to set up a quarterfinal clash against either Korea Republic or Ecuador.

The win was a major upset, as Argentina was considered one of the favorites to win the tournament. However, Nigeria played a strong game and were able to get the result they needed to advance.

This is Nigeria’s second consecutive appearance in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. They last reached this stage in 2019, when they were eliminated by Ukraine.

The Flying Eagles are hoping to go one step further this time around and reach the semifinals of the tournament. They will need to play their best football if they want to achieve their goal.

Here are some of the key factors that contributed to Nigeria’s victory:

  • Strong defense: The Flying Eagles’ defense was outstanding throughout the game. They were able to keep Argentina’s attack at bay for most of the game, and they only conceded two goals from set pieces.
  • Clinical finishing: The Flying Eagles were clinical in front of goal. They took their chances when they came, and they were able to score two goals from two shots on target.
  • Team spirit: The Flying Eagles played with a lot of team spirit and determination. They never gave up, even when Argentina were putting them under pressure.

The Flying Eagles’ victory over Argentina is a major boost for Nigerian football. It shows that the country has a bright future in youth football. The Flying Eagles will now be looking to reach the semifinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time since 2005.

Here are some of the players who stood out for Nigeria:

  • Ibrahim Muhammad: The striker scored the opening goal for Nigeria and was a constant threat throughout the game.
  • Rilwanu Sarki: The defender scored the winning goal for Nigeria in stoppage time and was solid at the back.
  • Ishaq Rafiu: The midfielder was excellent in the middle of the park and controlled the game for Nigeria.

Nigeria will now face either Korea Republic or Ecuador in the quarterfinals of the tournament. The match will be played on Saturday, June 4. The Flying Eagles will be confident of reaching the semifinals, but they will need to be at their best to overcome their opponents.

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Man accomplishes 152 football touches with his abdomen, batches new Guinness World Record



A skilled Nigerian football freestyler, Chukwuebuka Ezugha has astonished the world as he sets a new Guinness World Record

for the most touches of a football with his abdomen in one minute.

The talented man achieved 152 touches, demonstrating amazing talent and endurance,

as seen in the video that Guinness World Records shared on their official page on December 30, 2023.

Chukwuebuka Ezugha. Photo source: Instagram.

The recording body, in a post on their official Instagram page said:

“Most football (soccer) touches with the abdomen in one minute 152 by Chukwuebuka Ezugha.”

Ezugha had previously dazzled the netizens in November

with his incredible accomplishment of performing the most arm

twists in a 30-second interval while balancing a football on his head.

The talented freestyle rising star has no doubt gained the respect of many supporters and other freestylers.

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Video: “He is my guy” – Harry Kane repeats his affection for Burna Boy



Bayern Munich striker and England’s captain, Harry Kane has reaffirmed his admiration for Grammy winner, Burna Boy.

Recall that in an interview with ESPN UK, Harry Kanerevealed that the song that

has been playing nonstop on his playlist is Burna Boy’s hit song “Big 7.”

Harry Kane Again, recently disclosed in an interview

that he is an enormous fan of Burna Boy’s music

and that he is thoroughly enjoying his most recent album, “I Told Them.”

The striker’s devotion to the singer has reached a new height,

as evidenced by the footballer’s recent remarks regarding Burna Boy.

When asked which African musician was his favourite,

football player Harry Kane said that Burna Boy was the only

one on his list during a recent interview with a journalist.

Burna Boy The English forward said that Burna Boy is his man and that everyone else is irrelevant.

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“I’m looking for like 2 to 3 boyfriends” – Asisat Oshoala enters dating market, shares criteria



Nigerian footballer Asisat Oshoala has revealed that she is looking for a partner and has shared her criteria for potential suitors.

The 28-year-old, who currently plays for Barcelona Femení,

said that she is looking for someone who is “intelligent, ambitious, and supportive.”

“I’m looking for someone who can match my energy and my drive,” she said.

“Someone who is not afraid to dream big and who is always willing to push me to be my best.”

Oshoala also said that she is looking for someone who is understanding

of her demanding lifestyle as a professional athlete.

“I travel a lot and I have a very busy schedule,” she said.

“So I need someone who is understanding of that and who is willing to be patient.”

The Barcelona star said that she is open to dating people from all over the world,

but she does have a preference for Nigerian men.

“I love Nigerian men,” she said. “They are so confident and charming.”

Oshoala’s revelation has sparked a lot of interest from potential suitors,

who have been taking to social media to express their admiration for the footballer.

“I’m shooting my shot,” one man wrote on Twitter. “Asisat Oshoala is the woman of my dreams.”

“I’m definitely putting my name in the hat,” another man wrote.

“I’m everything Asisat is looking for and more.”

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