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AWCON: Super Falcons Defeat Cameroon To Set Up Final Match With South Africa

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Nigeria And South Africa Qualify For Women World Cup

The female national team of South Africa, will face the defending champions, Nigeria in the final of the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON.

South Africa recorded a 2-0 victory over Mali in their semi-final match at Cape Coast Stadium on Tuesday, while Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 in regulation time.

This will be the second time both teams will meet at AWCON 2018 after the Banyana Banyana defeated the Super Falcons 1-0 in their group stage.

Both teams will play in the final on Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Thembi Kgatlana opened scoring for South Africa against Mali in the 31st minute with her fifth goal of the competition.

And after an intense battle between both sides, Lebohang Ramalepe netted the second goal for her side nine minutes from time.

The winner of the third-place playoff between Cameroon and Mali will clinch the third qualifying spot on the continent.

South Africa and Nigeria are the two teams from the continent who have qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Source: Naija News

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Liverpool Mourns As Allison Becker Loses Father

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Fans, players and officials of English Premier League club, Liverpool FC on Thursday mourn as Brazilian footballer Alisson Becker’s father passed away.

Naija News learnt that the deceased, Jose Becker’ was been found lifeless around midnight in the city of Bage following a swimming incident.

Reports have it that the 57-year-old was reported missing around 5pm on Wednesday, February 24, after diving into the dam on his property near the town of Rincao do Inferno.

However, Becker’s body was discovered on the early hours of Thursday morning (today) after the news of his disappearance had made headlines in the UK.

The Fire Department of Cacapava do Sul  were said to have been summoned to the scene of the incident before news emerged out of the region that Mr Becker’s body had been discovered.

Commiserating with Allison and the entire Becker’s family, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher said: “Terribly sad news #YNWA”, while The Redmen TV added: “Poor Alisson Becker. Thoughts are with him and his family this morning after his father passed away.”

Also, the Anfield Talk said: “Rest In Peace, Our condolences go out to you @Alissonbecker and your family during this tough time.”

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EPL: Okocha Advises Liverpool Star Salah To Join FC Barcelona

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Egyptian National team player who plays as forward for English Premier League club, Liverpool FC, Mohamed Salah has been advised to make a move to FC Barcelona.

Nigerian Super Eagles legend and former captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha in a chat with OnTime Sports said the winger has run out of momentum at Anfield and should consider joining the LaLiga giants.

Naija News understands that the EPL Champions are currently having a tough time defending the title which they just won after 30 years. Hence, there were speculations that Salah is leaving Anfield for another big club to boost his career.

Salah has only two years left in his contract with Jurgen Klopp’s side and Okocha believes making a move to a club like Barcelona would add to the left footer’s portfolio and better his football career.

He said: “If there is a chance to join Barcelona, ​​I advise Salah to go there. His energy has run out with Liverpool,”

“The situation is now regressing in Liverpool, and Salah must leave the Premier League. If there is any chance to join Barcelona, ​​I advise him to go there,” Okocha stressed.

Naija News understands that Salah is currently the highest goal scorer in the English League with 17 goals, and 24 in 34 games for Liverpool across all competitions this season.

Meanwhile, Legendary golf player, Tiger Woods, was on Tuesday rushed to the hospital after sustaining injuries in a single-car crash.
Naija News reports that he suffered moderate to critical injuries after he was pulled out from the car crash.

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Tiger Woods Suffers Critical Injury In Car Crash

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Legendary golf player, Tiger Woods, was on Tuesday rushed to the hospital after sustaining injuries in a single car crash.

Naija News reports that he suffered moderate to critical injuries after he was pulled out from the car crash.

It was gathered that Woods who was rescued by the ‘jaws of life’ was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Woods’ vehicle was going north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse road, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, when it crashed and sustained “major damage,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

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