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Nigeria Win Second U-17 AFCON Match, Beat Angola, Qualify for Semis, World Cup

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The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on Wednesday defeated their Angolan counterpart 1-0 to qualify for the semi-finals in the ongoing U-17 AFCON in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that with the win, Nigeria has also qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup slated for Brazil later in the year.

The Manu Garba-tutored Eaglets had earlier beaten host Tanzania 5-4 in a thrilling encounter in the Group A opener.

In the pulsating game against Angola on Wednesday, Nigeria’s Olakunle Olusegun scored with a well taken penalty in the 21st minute, sending the Angolan Keeper Geovani Carvalho the wrong way.

The Nigerian boys continued to heap pressure on the Angolan defence but were wasteful in front of goal with five attempts on goal out of the seven shots fired.

In the second half, Angola’s drive to level up was dealt a blow after defender Cabingano saw red card for a second bookable offence, his dangerous lunge on Olusegun earned him a second yellow card.

With a man advantage the Eaglets grew in confidence but could not convert their chances as the Nigerian side ran away with a slim 1-0 win.

In the second half, Angola’s drive to level up was dealt a blow after defender Cabingano saw red card for a second bookable offence, his dangerous lunge on Olusegun earned him a second yellow card.

With a man advantage the Eaglets grew in confidence but could not convert their chances as the Nigerian side ran away with a slim 1-0 win.

NAN reports that the Golden Eaglets, five time winners of the competition will face Uganda in their final group game on Friday.

(NAN)

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Nigeria Coronavirus Cases Hit 81 As NCDC Announces 11 New Cases

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Nigeria has recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 81.

The Nigeria Disease Control Centre made this known late on Thursday.

It said eight new cases were recorded in Lagos State, two in Enugu and one in Edo.

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Just In: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the government has said.

Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street, after being tested at No 10 by NHS staff.

“He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” a statement said.

He will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis, the statement added.

In a tweet, Mr Johnson said: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.

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Six Coronavirus Patients to be Discharged in Lagos

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The Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Dr Tunde Ajayi, has disclosed that six of the patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital have recovered.

Ajayi via his twitter handle, @thetundeajai, said the patients would be discharged soon.

“Six of our #COVID19 inpatients have recovered and will be discharged soon. There is something Lagos is doing right. Lagos takes the lead,” he wrote.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, 51 cases were confirmed in the country as of 11:25 pm on March 25.

“Out of the 51 confirmed cases, two have been discharged, while one death has been recorded. Lagos has 32 confirmed cases,” the NCDC wrote on its website.

Also, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, at a briefing on Wednesday said the state was tracing over 2,000 contacts.

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