Nigeria Leaps Into AFCON Quarter Finals As USA Wins Women’s World Cup

Posted on July 08 2019 , at 12:41 pm
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  • Nigeria rises against the odd to defeat Cameroon with 3 goals to 2 in the round of 16 games to qualify for the AFCON quarter finals.

  • USA upholds its dominance in women's football by defeating Netherlands 2-0 to lift the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.

In an unprecedented game that was filled with intrigues on Saturday, July 6, the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to reach the African Cup of Nations, AFCON quarter finals in Egypt 2019.

The highly anticipated match was expected to go either ways as both teams were out to prove themselves, but in the end Nigeria took the day by defeating Cameroon with 3 goals to 2.

Odion Ighalo scored the opening goal that put Nigeria in the lead, but a timely finish by Cameroon’s Bahoken equalized the score at the 41st minute. The goal was followed by another banger that put Cameroon ahead of Nigeria within just three minutes of the first goal.

However, Nigeria had an inspiring comeback with a goal from Ighalo at the 63rd minute. A third goal by Alex Iwobi sealed it up to deliver a well deserved win for the Super Eagles. The team now awaits their quarter finals game to decide their fate in the tournament.

Meanwhile, the United States Women’s Football team have emerged the winners of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France after defeating the hard-fighting women of Netherlands with 2 goals to nothing.

The finals which was played in Lyon, France on Sunday, July 7, saw the USA women uphold their dominance in women’s football by being a contending force from the beginning of the tournament to the end.

This will make it the fourth time that the USA would win the Women’s World Cup and it’s also a testament to the fact that they’re number one team in the world right now.

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