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FIRST TITLE IN THREE YEARS COULD MARK A NEW BEGINNING FOR SERENA WILLIAMS

Serena Williams will be breathing a sigh of relief now after capturing her first title in three years – her first since the 2017 Australian Open. It is also, significantly, the 38-year-old’s first title as a mother. Serena had lost five finals in a row; to Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon 2018, Naomi Osaka at the …

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LESOTHO 2-4 NIGERIA: PROACTIVE TACTICAL SHIFT HELPS SUPER EAGLES ESTABLISH CONTROL

Nigeria repeated the trick from four days earlier: going behind early, before reeling the opponent back in and pulling ahead. 📽 Highlights for the #TotalAFCONQ2021 🇱🇸 Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/HRSt3ITD4t — CAF (@CAF_Online) November 17, 2019 However, here the circumstances were slightly different. Against Benin, a somewhat dozy start was to blame, as was …

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NIGERIA 2-1 BENIN: PROBLEM-SOLVING 101

Nigeria beating Benin might seem routine, even “logical” in the words of the Squirrels’ boss Michel Dussuyer, but it was a result elevated by the entire context surrounding it. Much of the build-up coming into November’s international window had instead centred on Gernot Rohr’s contract winding down: whether he would be renewed, and under what …

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