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Efe Ajagba Suffers First Professional Loss to Frank Sanchez

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Nigerian heavyweight boxer Efe Ajagba suffered his first professional fight to Cuba’s Frank Sanchez on Sunday morning at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States, NaijaNews247 reports.

Sanchez won via unanimous decision of 98-91, 98-91 and 97-92 to maintain his unbeaten streak with 20 professional wins, 13 coming by Knock out.

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The Cuban retains his WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title and the WBO NABO heavyweight title.

The bout was an undercard for the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy tagged the ‘Battle of the Undefeated’.

Ajagba could not land a clean right hand punch which he is known for while Sanchez ran riot with steady stiff jabs.

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The 27-year-old Nigerian heavyweight tried to get back in the fight in the seventh round by aiming for Sanchez’s body but the Cuban threw a right hand that grazed Ajagba, who slipped to the mat late in the round.

While he had his knee down, Sanchez caught him with a left, however, referee Mike Ortega called time to allow Ajagba time to recover but did not dock a point from Sanchez for the accidental foul.

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Despite not landing any impactful jabs, Ajagba got through with a right hand late in the ninth round that bounced Sanchez into the ropes in the final seconds.

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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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#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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