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Weekend Sports Roundup: Super Eagles Continue Fine Run


The Super Eagles of Nigeria continued their brilliant run in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon by beating Sudan 3-1 in their second group game on Saturday, January 15, 2022, to qualify for the knockout round of the continental showpiece. Goals from Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi, and Simon Moses was all the Austin Eguavoen led side needed to see off the North Africans.

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Actions continued in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) over the weekend. League leaders Remo Stars remained consistent with their impressive run in the 2021/22 season after beating Wikki Tourists 2-1 away from home on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Strikes from Dayo Ojo (11th minute) and Abdullahi Oyedele (63rd minute) put the visitors ahead before a 75th-minute strike from the home side served as consolation.

Rivers United maintained their second place on the league table after a comfortable 3-0 home win over Kwara United at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt on Sunday. Strikes from Nyima Nwangwa, Rafiu Kayode, and Chidiebube Duru, was all the home side needed to claim all three points.

In Enugu, goals from Tope Olusesi and Martin Ossy moved Rangers to the third position on the table after a 2-0 win over visiting MFM FC.

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See Full NPFL Results Below:

Wikki Tourists 1-2 Remo Stars

Rivers United 3-0 Kwara United

Rangers 2-0 MFM FC

Akwa United 2-0 Katsina United

Gombe United 0-0 Enyimba FC

Plateau United 5-0 Dakkada

Kano Pillars 1-0 Niger Tornadoes

Abia Warriors 1-0 Heartland

Nassarawa United 2-1 Lobi Stars

Shooting Stars 2-2 Sunshine Stars

For the first time in Nigeria’s history, the country will have an athlete participate in the cross-country skiing event at the Winter Olympics. Samuel Uduigowme Ikpefan made history after qualifying for the forthcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, and also emerged as the first male athlete to qualify for the global showpiece.


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