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#AFCON21 – Nigeria: Osimhen totally slips on Twitter and violently insults a follower

Super Eagles’ striker, Victor Osimhen violently replied Twitter followers who insulted him, Naija News 247 gathered.

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Victor Osimhen, the Super Eagles and Napoli striker is absent at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. He totally cracked on Twitter by responding to a follower with violent insults which do not fail to cause controversy.

#AFCON21 – Nigeria: Osimhen totally slips on Twitter and violently insults a follower - Naija News 247
#AFCON21 – Nigeria: Osimhen totally slips on Twitter and violently insults a follower

While VIctor Osimhen first imagined being able to make an express return to compete in AFCON 2021, the Napoli striker finally had to give up the competition, weighed down by a Covid-19 infection and therefore an exit from the Eagles squad list.

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The Neapolitan striker therefore occupies his time differently, by playing with Naples but also … by being active on Twitter.

A few days ago, Osimhen had caused controversy by responding scathingly to a follower. But the striker has slipped this time while another follower upset him on the fact that Naples had paid dearly for a Twitter account Manager.

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Surprisingly, the former Lille player didn’t esitate to reply,

“Lol just like your father wasted his sperm giving birth to an a$$hole like you”

Victor Osimhen
#AFCON21 – Nigeria: Osimhen totally slips on Twitter and violently insults a follower - Naija News 247
Via Victor Osimhen Twitter account

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3SC General Manager Dies at 62

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The General Manager of Shooting Stars of Ibadan, Rasheed Balogun has sadly passed away after battling illness for months.

3SC General Manager Dies at 62 - Naija News 247
3SC General Manager Dies at 62

Balogun’s death was confirmed by Shooting Stars in a statement on their Twitter handle.

According to the Ibadan-based club, the 62-year-old died on Thursday night.

“We LOST our GENERAL MANAGER

“After a long battle with an undisclosed illness for months, RASHEED BALOGUN finally succumbed to death on Thursday night.

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“What a sad Thursday to Oluyole Warriors fans across the world.“

Naija News 247 recalls, Balogun was appointed as Shooting Stars General Manager in 2014.

Source: Nigeria Football News

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Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review, Time, Venue, Prediction, Line-up

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Having been confirmed as group toppers, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be looking to maintain their perfect record at the Africa Cup of Nations when they face Guinea-Bissau at the Roumde Adjia Stadium on Wednesday night.

AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review - Naija News 247
AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review

The coach Austin Eguavoen led side have six points from their opening two games, having beaten Egypt 1-0 and besting Sudan 3-1 to claim the top spot in group D.

On the other hand, the game is a must-win for the Djurtus, who face the risk of elimination after picking up just one point from their opening two games.

Guinea-Bissau suffered a huge blow to their chances of reaching the round of 16 as they fell to a slender 1-0 loss against Egypt last time out, with Mo Salah scoring the only goal for the Pharaohs in the 69th minute.

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Prior to that, Baciro Cande’s men were held to an uneventful goalless draw by Sudan and now need a win to keep their slim qualification hopes alive as they are currently level on one point with Sudan and two behind second-placed Egypt.

AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review - Naija News 247
AFCON 21: Nigeria vs Guinea Bissau Match Review

However, Guinea-Bissau head into Wednesday’s game in poor form as they have failed to win any of their last six games in all competitions, picking up three draws and losing three, while failing to score in all six outings.

The Super Eagles head into Wednesday’s game unbeaten in each of their last five games across all competitions, picking up four wins and one draw since last November’s shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Central African Republic and will now look to make it three wins from their opening three AFCON games for the first time since 2006, when they defeated Senegal, Zimbabwe and Ghana.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria prediction

Nigeria have been one of the most impressive teams at the tournament so far, and even if they do decide to make changes they are still expected to win.They look in good shape to secure their place in the last 16 with a perfect group-stage record.

Nigeria to win, 2-0.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria is scheduled for an 8PM WAT kick-off tonight – Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Venue: Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua will host the match.

Where to watch Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League.

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Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Group D standings

After winning their first two matches, Nigeria lead Group D with six points after two matches while the Djurtus sit in the third position with just a point which they got after a goalless draw against Sudan on January 11.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria Head-to-Head

This will be the first match Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria have played against each other.

Guinea-Bissau possible starting lineup:

Mendes; Cande, Mane, Sangante, Encada; Cassama, Nogueira; Pele, Piqueti, Ambri, Balde

Nigeria possible starting lineup:

Okoye; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Sanusi; Nwakali, Onyeka; Chukweze, Iheanacho, Musa; Awoniyi

Source: Nigeria Football News via Naija News 247

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Top 5 unforgettable Super Eagles AFCON moments

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The 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks off in Cameroon on January 9, with the Super Eagles expected to fly the Nigerian flag high in their opening clash against Egypt next Tuesday.

Top 5 unforgettable Super Eagles AFCON moments - Naija News 247
Top 5 unforgettable Super Eagles AFCON moments

With a rich love and history of football, Nigeria has had its fair share of hit and misses with the continental tourney.

The country has experienced moments of irrepressible joy that saw streets filled with euphoric crowds and hurtful times when the land winces all over in pain after an uncomfortable loss to arch-rivals.

Without further ado, here are five of those memorable Super Eagles AFCON moments:

Nigeria vs Algeria 1980: Maiden AFCON triumph on home soil

Nigeria made her debut at the tournament in 1963 and didn’t qualify beyond the group stages. But better performances in subsequent editions saw the team finish third in 1976 and 1978.

The following edition of the continental tourney, held in Nigeria, was the launchpad where the country announced its footballing talent to the rest of Africa and the world.

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With revolutionary players like Segun Odegbami, Christian Chukwu, Muda Lawal, Best Ogedengbe, Nigeria cruised to her first AFCON trophy at a packed national stadium in Surulere.

A first-half brace from the electrifying Odegbami was complimented by a stab-in by Lawal in the early minutes of the second half, ensuring a comfortable 3-0 win over Algeria in the final.

Nigeria vs Zambia: Tunisia ’94 and the ‘golden generation’

After that bubbly evening in Lagos in 1980, it will take another 14 years and a pack of insanely talented players, adorably dubbed “golden generation” by Nigerians, before the country calls itself champions of Africa once again. In a white and black checkered jersey, the Eagles defeated Zambia 2-1 at the Stade El Menzah in Tunis to claim their second AFCON trophy.

Emmanuel Amunike’s brace came fast and was enough to turn the outcome in favour of Nigeria after the country suffered an early goal from Elijah Litana.

Cameroon vs Nigeria: Ikpeba’s penalty miss in 2000

Nigerians will never forget the picture of a crew-cut wearing Victor Ikpeba with hands on his head as the referee Mourad Daami signalled that his penalty, which subsequent TV replays showed clearly crossed the line, was missed.

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Agonizingly, it was in front of thousands of Nigerian fans that filled the national stadium in Surulere to its floodlights.

They were all expecting the Super Eagles to win another AFCON trophy on home soil like they did in 1980.

The Lions punctured the excitement with two first-half goals from Samuel Eto’o and Wilfred Mboma, but Jay-Jay Okocha dragged the Eagles back into the game before Chukwu Nduweke restored parity — leading the game to a penalty shootout.

Nwankwo Kanu and Ikpeba were the only two that missed theirs as Cameroun stunned the over 30,000 Nigerian fans at the stadium in broad daylight.

Nwankwo Kanu and Ikpeba were the only two that missed theirs as Cameroun stunned the over 30,000 Nigerian fans at the stadium in broad daylight.

Nigeria vs Cameroon: Sweet revenge against Cameroon in 2004

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, the then defending champions, had basked in the era of a deep-rooted dominance of African football.

As ever, Nigeria had a constellation of superstars who could cause havoc to opposition teams.

But there was another subplot to this clash in Monastir, Tunisia. Jay Jay Okocha, the BBC African footballer of the year, was apparently shunned by CAF, which handed the footballer of the year award to Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o, and subtly, it was a battle for supremacy between these two African stars. Amazingly, both players scored, and their goals came with just five minutes difference.

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Eto’o scored first from a counterattack after the Eagles defence was slit open by Geremi’s pass, and Jay Jay replied almost immediately, curling in a freekick that left Idris Kameni rooted to his spot. The game was sealed, and the hegemony of Cameroon on African football was broken when Nwankwo Kanu languidly put a through-ball to John Utaka, whose firm shot ricocheted in off the upright.

Nigeria vs Burkina Faso: 3-star Eagles

After almost two decades of near misses and a series of third-place finishes, Super Eagles eventually won their third AFCON trophy in front of teeming fans at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg.

All it took was a half-volley from the right boot of Sunday Mba, which dinked over Daouda Diakite and nestled into the far corner.

The late Stephen Keshi became only the second man to lift the trophy as a player and as a coach after Egyptian Mahmoud El Gohary.

He was also the country’s last captain to lift the cup until that Sunday night in Jo’burg.

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