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Falconets Triumph over Benin Republic to Secure Spot in WAFU-B Women’s U-20 Final

In an exhilarating display of skill and determination, Nigeria’s Falconets secured a spot in the WAFU-B Women’s U-20 final by defeating Benin Republic in a thrilling encounter.



… Falconets Beat Benin Republic to Reach WAFU-B Women’s U-20 Final

In an exhilarating display of skill and determination, Nigeria’s Falconets secured a spot in the WAFU-B Women’s U-20 final by defeating Benin Republic in a thrilling encounter. The Falconets showcased their prowess and dominated the game, ultimately emerging victorious with a well-deserved win.

From the opening whistle, it was evident that Nigeria’s Falconets meant business. The team, known for their attacking style of play, applied immense pressure on the Benin Republic defense right from the start. The Falconets’ relentless efforts paid off when they broke the deadlock in the 25th minute with a brilliantly executed goal. The goal not only boosted their confidence but also sent a clear message to their opponents that they were the team to beat.

Despite trailing, Benin Republic did not back down and fought hard to find an equalizer. They launched a few promising attacks but struggled to break through the solid defensive line set up by the Falconets. Nigeria’s defenders remained resolute and thwarted any potential threats, maintaining their lead going into halftime.

In the second half, the Falconets intensified their offensive efforts, seeking to extend their advantage. Their relentless pressure eventually paid off in the 65th minute when they scored their second goal of the match. The goal showcased the Falconets’ versatility and teamwork, as they combined slick passing with clinical finishing to increase their lead.

Benin Republic, facing a two-goal deficit, pushed forward in search of a lifeline. However, the Falconets’ defense held firm, denying them any clear-cut chances. The Nigerian side continued to control the game, maintaining possession and creating opportunities to seal the victory with a third goal.

As the final whistle blew, the Falconets celebrated their well-deserved victory, securing a place in the WAFU-B Women’s U-20 final. Their impressive display of skill, teamwork, and determination throughout the match highlighted their status as one of the top contenders in the tournament.

The Falconets’ journey to the final is a testament to their hard work and dedication. The players, under the guidance of their coach, have showcased their ability to adapt to different game situations, making them a formidable force to reckon with. Their victory against Benin Republic is yet another step forward in their quest for the WAFU-B Women’s U-20 title.

Looking ahead to the final, the Falconets will undoubtedly be filled with confidence. They have proven their mettle and will be eager to continue their winning streak. As they prepare to face their opponents in the ultimate showdown, the Falconets will rely on their team spirit, technical skills, and tactical prowess to bring the trophy home.

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Nigeria Vs Sao Tome: Super Eagles Predicted XI



Ahead of Sunday’s AFCON Qualifiers fixture against Sao Tome and Principe, Nigerian Journalist, Nwosu CHIGOZIE (Chygoz) lists the likely line-up Jose Peseiro could consider.

As it stands, Jose Peseiro will tackle the fixture with a stars studded team following the availablity of all invited players.

With less than 24 hours to the fixture, Nigerian journalist, Nwosu CHIGOZIE (Chygoz) predicts the likely XI the West Africans could start.

Francis Uzoho (Goalkeeper)

With his return back to the team Francis Uzoho, is expected to be trusted in goal against the Sao Tome and Principe side as he ranks as the team first choice for Coach Jose Peseiro.

Troost Ekong (Centre-back)

Ekong who has been in decent form in his new Greek clubside , is expected to marshal the Super Eagles’ backline ranking as one of the experienced defender in the team.

Jordan Torunarigha (Centre-back)

The KAA Gent defender might be handed a debut for the Nigeria Super Eagles team in his first call-up.

The hard tackling defender might likely be paired alongside Skipper Troost Ekong.

Bruno Onyemaechi (Left-back)

The Boavista man is one of the most consistent Super Eagles players abroad. With Zaidu Sanusi absence, the Portuguese based lad is most likely to be thrown in and preferred ahead of Jamilu Collins.

Frank Onyeka (Central midfield)

Ndidi back to the fold makes him number one candidate in the defensive midfield role as he is expected to start ahead of Frank Onyeka and Raphael Onyedika.

Joe Aribo (Central midfield)

The Southampton man has surely cemented his place in the Super Eagles lineup as he is the most favourite to play in the offensive role.

Moses Simon (Right winger)

The Nantes winger will as usual be deployed to play from the Right wing position as he adds spark and bite to the team frontline.

Samuel Chukwueze (Left Winger)

The AC Milan is the most preferable to play from thee left wing for the team as well trouble the Sao Tome and Principe backline with his bag of tricks.

Victor Osimhen (Centre-forward)

The in-form frontman is likely to spearhead the Super Eagles frontline.

Boniface Victor (Centre-forward)

The In-Form Bayern 04 Leverkusen Fußball striker is tipped to partner, Victor Osimhen in the attack as Football enthusiasts are clamouring for the duo pairing.

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2023 AFCON Qualifier: All Invited Players Arrives Super Eagles camp



All invited players (22) are now in the Super Eagles camp in Uyo ahead of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe.

After early birds of Gifts Orban, Jordan Torunarigha, Boniface Victor,Tyrone Ebuehi, goalkeepers Adeleye Adebayo and Francis Uzoho, Bruno Onyemaechi, other players flew in at the time of this report to bring the total number to (22) with everyone in camp.

The rest of the players who arrived today were received at the airport by members of the Nigeria Football Federation protocol department.

The Super Eagles will hold their first training session this evening at the practice pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, on Sunday

Nigeria have already qualified for the tournament which will be hosted in Ivory Coast having secured 12 points after five games. However, they could finish second in the group if they fail to beat Sao Tome, and Guinea Bissau defeat Sierra Leone in their final fixture….

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Reward For Hardwork; Boniface Victor Gets First Super Eagles Call-up, For AFCON Qualifiers Vs Sao Tome



Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has called up Bayern 04 Leverkusen Striker, Boniface Victor for his first international assignment as well as KAA Gent striker, Orban Gift for Super Eagles world cup qualifiers fixture against Sao Tome and Principe in Nigeria

Striker Orban, 22, joined Bayern 04 Leverkusen season has been in impressive form for the Belgian champions both domestically and in the UEFA Europa League while Orban has had a brilliant start to the Belgian League season with KAA Gent

Peseiro has also called up many regular faces in the 25-man squad announced today, led by captain Ahmed Musa and including vice-captain William Troost-Ekong, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon and Samuel Chukwueze.

Leicester City defender Wilfred Ndidi returns with KAA Gent defender Jordan Torunarigha all listed for the first time

Also in the squad are goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders Tyrone Ebuehu, Jamilu Collins and Calvin Bassey, as well as forwards Taiwo Awoniyi and Lookman

The friendly will be played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on 10th September as all invited players are invited from Sunday evening as the camp opens in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on 4th September.


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC); Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Nottingham Forest, England); Tyronne Ebuehi (Empoli FC, Italy); Jordan Torunarigha (KAA Gent, Belgium); William Ekong (PAOK FC, Greece); Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Calvin Bassey (Fulham FC, England); Jamilu Collins (Cardiff FC, Wales); Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC, Portugal)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge, Belgium); Joe Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC, England); Frank Onyeka (Brentford FC, England)

Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan, Italy); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Ademola Lookman (Atalanta FC, Italy); Victor Osimhen (Napoli FC, Italy); Taiwo Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest, England); Gift Orban (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Boniface (Bayern Leverkusen, Germany)

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