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AFCON 2023: Lookman Scores Vital Goal As Super Eagles Overcome Angola, Await South Africa Or Cape Verde 

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles will face the winner of the Cape Verde versus South Africa quarterfinals game in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, reports Prime Business Africa.

The three-time African champions beat Angola 1-0 on Friday evening at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in the first game of the ‘last 8’ to reach the semifinals.

Ademola Lookman scored the only goal of the game from a Moses Simon assist in the 41st minute while Victor Osimhen saw a supposed second half goal ruled out by VAR for offside.

The Angolans were close to grabbing the first goal of the game but Stanley Nwabali got down to the ground to punch away a header from captain Freddy.

The Eagles created a number of chances but the final execution was lacking which gave the Angolans some impetus as they came fighting for an equaliser.

That industry by the Palancras Negras almost paid in the second half as half time substitute, Zini ghosted past the central defensive duo of Semi Ajayi and William Troost Ekong from a through ball but his low shot which had beaten Nwabali cannoned off the post before Ekong cleared emphatically.

Osimhen’s goal from a textbook header was pushed inside the Angolan goal by goalkeeper Antonio Signori bit the VAR check picked the SS Napoli striker as being in an offside position.

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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

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