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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. ๐Ÿ“ฝ Highlights for the #TotalAFCONQ2021 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lesotho 2-4 Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ pic.twitter.com/HRSt3ITD4t โ€” 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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THE WEEKEND: EJUKE, OLAYINKA, SADIQ, COLLINS, CHUKWUEZE

Ejuke has his sights set on big things When 21-year-old Chidera Ejuke joined SC Heerenveen from Valerenga, it barely registered. After all, Norway is not exactly the cynosure of attention, and the Frisians are, like many Dutch sides, a club focused on turning profits through the sales of high-value assets. Now though, many are beginning …

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