AFCON Final: Anambra Govt Sets Up Viewing Centre Ahead Of Nigeria Vs Cote d’Ivoire Match

The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has approved the establishment of a viewing centre at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, to allow residents to watch the final match of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Naija News reports that the match, scheduled for Sunday, will feature the Super Eagles of Nigeria against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, the 2023 AFCON host country.

According to a statement released on Saturday by the governor’s Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, the viewing centre has been named “Solution Viewing Centre” and will open at 7 pm on Sunday.

Aburime said the governor intends to show his support for the Super Eagles and encourage residents to come out and cheer for their team during the match.

He also mentioned that complimentary drinks and popcorn will be provided for the viewers. The choice of Ekwueme Square as the location for the viewing centre was based on its spaciousness.

The statement reads: “Aside from the spacious viewing centre located at Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, there will be side attractions which include a Disc Jockey (DJ) on stage, free popcorn and liquid to go with for everyone, guest appearances and many more.

“Soludo has consistently expressed his support for the Super Eagles and urges them to bring home the coveted cup.

“Like every Nigerian, the governor understands that football is one aspect of Nigerian life that does not know tribe, gender or class.

“Both the low and high express joy and happiness freely when their team flops or does well without restrictions.”

In the African Cup of Nations semi-finals, the Nigerian national football team, known as the Super Eagles, emerged victorious over the South African team, Bafana Bafana, in a penalty shootout.

The match took place at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake, Ivory Coast.

The decisive penalty was awarded to the Super Eagles when Victor Osimhen, who was named African Player of the Year, was fouled by Mothobi Mvala from the South African team.

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AFCON 2023: South Africa win bronze after defeating DR Congo on penalties

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South Africa have finished third at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Bafana Bafana needed penalties to defeat DR Congo in Saturday’s third-place match. The game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes and went straight to the shoot-out. The shoot-out saw South AFricans triumph 6-5. Although they failed in their bid to qualify for Sunday’s […]

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South Africa Finish Third Above DR Congo In 2023 AFCON

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa finished third in the 2023 AFCON after defeating DR Congo in the third-place match on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

Recall that the Super Eagles of Nigeria ended South Africa’s dream of winning the 2023 AFCON in the semi-final stage of the tournament on Wednesday, February 7.

During the semi-final clash, the Bafana Bafana and the Super Eagles played a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes of football, hence, the winner was decided via penalties.

Super Eagles came out tops with a 4-2 scoreline as Bafana Bafana who were looking forward to winning their second AFCON trophy had to settle for a third-place match.

As for DR Congo, their quest to win the 2023 AFCON ended at the hands of the hosts of the tournament, Ivory Coast.

The Congolese side were able to finish the first half 0-0 but the Ivorians broke the deadlock in the 65th minute courtesy of a strike from Sebastien Haller. The lone goal was all Ivory Coast needed to enter into the final of the tournament.

In the third-place match, South Africa and DR Congo played a goalless draw in the regulation time and then settled the scores through a penalty shootout.

DR Congo missed two penalties thanks to Rowen Williams’ prolific goalkeeping, while South Africa missed one as the Bafana Bafana won the third-place match 6-5 on penalties.

The final of the 2023 AFCON between the hosts, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, will take place at 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 11.

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Back-and-forth in nine minutes between Sassuolo and Torino soccer Archivi – Sportal.eu

Fight in nine minutes between Sassuolo and Torino

At the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia ends 1-1 between Torino and Sassulo the last match today of the 24th day of Serie A.

In the first 9 minutes everything happens: on 5’ Pedersen from the right side puts in the area where Pinamonti hits a header beating Milinkovic Savic and bringing the neroverdi the lead.

Four minutes later, the Granata equalized: Bellanova escaped on the right and then put in the middle where Zapata anticipates everyone and flatly scores. At 42’ Vlasic controls at the edge of the area and with his left put just past the second post.

In the resumption, the teams are tired because although they had few chances, in the first half they kept a fast pace. But at 70’ Milinkovic Savic foils a conclusion by Laurienté, same scene with the same protagonists at’81’.

In 90’ Sassuolo tried again: a shot from the distance by Defrel that ended up out by a whisker. The score does not change, despite six minutes of recovery.

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Let us number our days, Access Holdings CEO, Wigwe tweeted days before his death

Three weeks before the crash that claimed his life, the late Group Chief Executive Officer, Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, had posted in January about appreciating life as a gift and valuing each day.   In a tweet posted on his official X handle on January 19, Wigwe wrote, “Today and always, let us remember

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Google One now has more than 100 million subscribers

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that Google One now has more than 100 million subscribers, and the company will be focusing on “building on that momentum” with the freshly launched AI Premium Plan offering features powered by Google’s recently announced Gemini AI model.

We just crossed 100M Google One subscribers! Looking forward to building on that momentum with our new AI Premium Plan (launched yesterday) offering AI features like Gemini Advanced, plus Gemini in Gmail, Docs + more coming soon. https://t.co/m7zAVop7P6 pic.twitter.com/sMdwJeq0iU— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai)…

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Atiku Mourns Access Holdings CEO, Herbert Wigwe

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the death of the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, and his family.

Naija News earlier reported that Wigwe and his family reportedly died in a helicopter crash in the United States of America on Friday.

It was gathered that Wigwe, his wife and son were in the helicopter, headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border between Nevada and California.

Reacting to the sad incident in a post via his official X handle on Saturday, Atiku said he was deeply saddened to hear about the unfortunate incident that led to the death of Wigwe and his family.

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described the late Wigwe as a consummate banker, education promoter, and philanthropist.

The former vice president said his heart goes out to their loved ones and everyone affected by this unfortunate incident.

He wrote: “In the words of one of Nigeria’s finest CEOs, Herbert Wigwe, “Today and always, let us remember that life is a precious gift – a chance to breathe, feel, love, experience and connect. Let’s honour this gift by living with purpose, kindness, and gratitude, making every moment count. Let us number our days.”

“I’m deeply saddened to hear about the unfortunate incident that led to the loss of Herbert Wigwe, Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, and his family.

“Indeed, Herbert Wigwe, consummate banker, education promoter, and philanthropist, numbered his days. On behalf of my family, my heart goes out to their loved ones and everyone affected by this unfortunate incident. May their souls rest in peace.

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