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  In a thrilling encounter at the ongoing AFCON 2024 tournament in Cote d’Ivoire, the Super Eagles of Nigeria clinched a spot in the semi-finals by defeating the Palancas Negras of Angola with a lone goal.
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Lookman Shines When It Matters

Amidst high expectations from fans both at home and across the continent, the Super Eagles delivered a standout performance, with Ademola Lookman proving to be the hero of the match. In the 41st minute, Moses Simon’s masterful play on the left flank set up Lookman, who expertly slotted the ball home with a first-time shot, securing the crucial goal.

Osimhen’s Disallowed Goal Adds Drama

The second half saw Nigeria finding the net again through Victor Osimhen in the 76th minute. However, VAR intervention revealed a marginal offside position, leading to the disapproval of the goal. The ruling brought disappointment to the nation, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.
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Distinguished Presence: H.E Peter Obi

Among the spectators in the stadium cheering for the Super Eagles was H.E. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential elections. His presence added an extra layer of support and significance to the momentous occasion.
Peter Obi
Peter Obi

Next Hurdle: Semi-Final Showdown

Looking ahead, Nigeria is set to face the winner between Cape Verde and South Africa on February 7, 2024, for a chance to secure a spot in the AFCON 2024 finals. The Super Eagles, buoyed by their recent victory, are poised for the upcoming challenge as they aim to continue their journey towards clinching the coveted title.
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Football enthusiasts and Nigerians around the world eagerly await the outcome of the semi-final clash, as the Super Eagles strive for glory in the prestigious AFCON tournament.
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This article was first published on 2nd February 2024


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