Lookman Ademola Fires Super Eagles into AFCON 2023 Quarterfinals with Match-Winning Brace

Lookman Ademola Fires Super Eagles into AFCON 2023 Quarterfinals with Match-Winning Brace

The Super Eagles of Nigeria soared into the quarterfinals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, thanks to a clinical performance from Atalanta star Ademola Lookman, who bagged a decisive brace.Lookman Ademola Fires Super Eagles into AFCON 2023 Quarterfinals with Match-Winning Brace

Nigeria edged out a determined Cameroon side 2-0 in a closely contested encounter, securing their place in the last eight, Footballrover reports

The victory was pure demonstration of Super Eagles’ resilience and their ability to grind out results under pressure.

A First-Half Opener and a Late Seal

Lookman put the Super Eagles ahead in the 37th minute, capitalising on a defensive error from Cameroon.

The forward latched onto a loose ball following Victor Osimhen’s tenacious work and bundled the ball home from close range.

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With Cameroon pushing for an equaliser in the second half, the Super Eagles held firm, defending resolutely and frustrating their opponents’ attacking endeavors.

Just when it seemed like the game was heading for a narrow win, Lookman struck again in the 90th minute.

Iwobi’s vision and Bassey’s pinpoint cross found Lookman in the box, and the in-form forward made no mistake, slotting the ball home to seal the victory for Nigeria.

The Nigerian team will be looking to build on this momentum and continue their quest for AFCON glory.

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With Lookman in top form, the Super Eagles will be a force to be reckoned with in the remaining stages of the tournament.

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