Social Media Roundup: On to the round of 16!

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June 21, 2019
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Super Falcons celebrating after a goal

Yesterday, the Super Falcons, Nigeria's women national football team confirmed their spot at the round of 16 stage of the ongoing Women's World Cup. They had to wait three days after their final group game on Monday to know their fate.

Having narrowly finished third place in Group A behind France and Norway, the Super Falcons are said to be proceeding the next stage of the competition for the first time in 20 years; since 1999 in the US.

The Super Falcons and their Cameroonian counterparts; the Indomitable Lionesses are the only African teams that qualified for the round of 16 stage of the competition.

Here's how Nigerian fans reacted to the news.

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https://twitter.com/MomentsWithBren/status/1141828305722728451

Up next, Germany

The Nigerian team will face Germany tomorrow at its first match in the round of 16 stage. Many Nigerians are not very optimistic about it.

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Kwesi Arthur is trending in Ghana

Yesteday, popular Ghanaian rapper Kwesi Arthur released part 4 of his popular rap freestyles titledΒ Thoughts from King Arthur 4 (New York State of Mind) and many people cannot stop talkiing about it.

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https://twitter.com/maiga_yakubu/status/1141870304928645120

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https://twitter.com/mastour_sherif/status/1141981845699121152

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Femi Otedola sells shares in Forte oil

On Wednesday this week, Nigerian businessman and philantropist Femi Otedola took to Instagram to announce the sale of his 75% shares in Forte oil. He is leaving his role as chiarman of the company to focus on Geregu Power Plc, a power generation company he's said to have been running since 2003.

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