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.
With results going the way of Chile and USA tonight, Nigeria have confirmed their spot in the round of 16 at the #FIFAWWC
What a night for Africa who will have both Cameroon and Nigeria in the next round 🇳🇬🇨🇲 pic.twitter.com/UVh4rnkpzd
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— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) June 20, 2019
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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.
OFFICIAL: The Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the Round of 16 at the 2019 #FIFAWWC.
— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) June 20, 2019
Edo people I saw what you did with Lara penalty.. It's fine.. I love you people…
— W. G 👑 (@wittygold_) June 20, 2019
Congrats, @NGSuper_Falcons! 🇳🇬
🇳🇬🇳🇬 N I G E R I A
See you in the Round of 16! #FIFAWWC
Our sisters are doing great and we are proud of them.
Na original Naija DNA of excellence we carry for body.
— Undaunted Black Woman (@MomentsWithBren) June 20, 2019
I'd like to start by congratulating the Super Falcons on the qualification. After they were robbed of the next round by VAR.
— Franklin B. Onoben M.Ed (@tcp_whyte) June 21, 2019
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.
— Sports Radio 88.9 Brila FM (@Brilafm889) June 21, 2019
Congratulations Nigeria congratulations Nigeria. Na next round we kuku dey come home…you think we will beat Germany?? pic.twitter.com/5pKyTb0qEX
— Syrio Forel (@Ayo_oluwatoosin) June 20, 2019
So after all this congratulations Nigeria we are meeting Germany next ?
It's time for our country men in edo to do something about the girls from Germany. Falcons can't loose o! pic.twitter.com/t0sjlJaLuu
— Rice Zul Bauchi 🇳🇬🇮🇱 (@RyceDee) June 20, 2019
— holudare (@holudaray) June 20, 2019
After all the Prayers for Super Falcons to qualify, Na Germany wan jam us. We for kuku no qualify. SMH
— okechukwu (@okechukwu_udeh) June 21, 2019
Super falcons should go for dancing competition 😁#FifaWWC
— Zaddy Ziya 🇳🇬 (@kokomaster200) June 21, 2019
Super Falcons crawls into the last #FIFAWWC 16.
Thank you Thailand, we will continue to buy your rice.
— Latifat Adebayo Ohio (@Phatill) June 20, 2019
After 4 days of mathematical permutations, the super Falcons qualifies for the round of 16 at the ongoing FIFA WWC!
Isn't it rewarding to be a mathematician?
— Mazi (@MAZI_ENYI) June 21, 2019
The God of last minute wonders , that turned it around for the Super Falcons when we least expected it , He will be my God.
— BabyBoy Inc. ☤ ☤ (@KeehNee) June 21, 2019
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Kwesi Arthur is trending in Ghana
Yesteday, popular Ghanaian rapper Kwesi Arthur released part 4 of his popular rap freestyles titled Thoughts from King Arthur 4 (New York State of Mind) and many people cannot stop talkiing about it.
— Jamel.Africa🔱 (@JamelAfrica) June 20, 2019
Ei Kwesi Arthur that was harddd! 🔥👊🏿
— M.anifest (@manifestive) June 21, 2019
kwesi Arthur is gradually GOATing his way to the top.
— Maïga (@maiga_yakubu) June 21, 2019
Kwesi Arthur is the best rapper now, wait no it’s kojo cue, naah Kwesi Arthur 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Pappy Kojo (@PAPPYKOJO) June 21, 2019
Kwesi Arthur is just too hot. His mood decides if he should sing or rap😍😂
— Ramson Dadjoah (@RamsonDadjoah) June 20, 2019
Medikal after listening to Kwesi Arthur’s Thoughts from King Arthur 4 pic.twitter.com/Kperke7bEN
— PlayBoi Young 🎭 (@Michael_Young44) June 21, 2019
As kwesi Arthur dey do You people no go call am bragging , Sark do p3 he dey brag too much … that be why Gh dey where Edey no. Constant nkwasiasem saa
— JaydenSleek®️ (@JaydenSleek) June 21, 2019
Kwesi Arthur is one of my favourite artiste top 3 in Ghana, but this rap is overrated asf, it's good but overrated. Still talking about struggle and enemies, something we've heard over and over again. Same shit from 1 to 4. Sarkodie remains the King and Medikal, Jack.
— Mostafa (@kwame_okai) June 21, 2019
People will start like this, “when Kwesi Arthur said this and that I felt that”. My friend, who are you lying to?
— Sumani (@mastour_sherif) June 21, 2019
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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.
— The Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) June 19, 2019
Businessmen like Femi Otedola are too smart, He sold the Ownership of Forte oil to Invest in Power.. The world is migrating from oil to Power. Dangote would regret why he invested in refinery.. World powers now are trying to adapt to the use of Electric cars. pic.twitter.com/UtPLf8LIhb
— Bill Gates Lost Son👨🇳🇬 (@favloadedblog) June 19, 2019
Femi Otedola owned 75% of all the shares in Forte Oil.
The whole of Forte Oil is said to be worth 125million Dollars. I saw a Forbes article that he sold his shares for 250million dollars.
He now moves to invest in Power.
This man is definitely very brilliant and futuristic.
— OurFavOnlineDoctor 💘 🥳 (@DrOlufunmilayo) June 20, 2019
Smart business move by Femi Otedola in selling his Forte Oil shares. I guess he's recognized that the world is rapidly moving away from fossil fuel and this is probably the best time to bow out of the industry.
— Abayomi Simpson (@de_phaktor) June 19, 2019
75% of Forte Oil's shares were owned by Femi Otedola before the sale.
Sold for a quarter of a billion dollars/10 billion short of a 100 billion naira
Widespread view, is that its a smart move. In my opinion its more brave than smart.
— Kayode Moh'dKabir (@KGK_01) June 20, 2019
Electricity would improve in Nigeria if many of our billionaires would just invest in power firms, instead of oil and imports. Femi Otedola invested $350m into power in 2018, but felt that was not enough, and he has now invested all his billion dollars into improving electricity.
— ᴏᴍᴀsᴏʀᴏ ᴀʟɪ ᴏᴠɪᴇ™☤ (@ovieali) June 20, 2019
I just heard that Femi Otedola sold his priceless asset (forte oil),I must admit that i missed out on that one.
I'm just waiting for Aliko dangote to announce the sale of his refinery or any property at all
Gbam!!! I'm buying it!
Next billionaire loading! pic.twitter.com/cReHotiq8O
— Tim Cliff (@CliffordTimothy) June 19, 2019
@DONJAZZY Businessmen like Femi Otedola are too smart, He sold the Ownership of Forte oil to Invest in Power.. The world is migrating from oil to Power. World powers now are trying to adapt to the use of Electric cars… Wish @DONJAZZY can go into power supply also …
— Ade Gold Macmony (F. C. A) (@Macmonym) June 20, 2019
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