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Super Eagles crash 0-2 in pre-AFCON friendly

Six days to their opening game of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Super Eagles lost 0-2 to Guinea in a friendly game on Monday.

The 34th edition of the competition kicks off on Saturday in Abidjan with hosts Côte d’Ivoire taking up Guinea-Bissau, while Nigeria face Equatorial Guinea the next day, also in Abidjan. Both matches are in Group A.

Monday’s friendly was played at the Bani Yas Stadium in Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates.

The official X page of the Super Eagles, which gave timely updates on the match, noted that Guinea scored the first goal in the 14th minute.

Nigeria missed the opportunity to level up as Sadiq Umar was hacked down in the 19th minute, but the Guinean goalie denied Moses Simon joy from the spot.

The Super Eagles struggled to equalise as the first half ended.

Nigeria conceded again in the 64th minute.

Nigerian starting XI: Stanley Nwabili (keeper), Zaidu Sanusi, William Troost-Ekong (captain), Bright Osayi-Samuel, Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi, Raphael Onyedika, Samuel Chukwueze, Moses Simon, Sadiq Umar

Nigeria will be vying for a fourth AFCON title, having won in 1980, 1994, and 2013.

Guinea are in the same group at this year’s AFCON with Cameroon, Gambia, and defending champions Senegal

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Dortmund ready for PSG rematch after Epic Win Over Atletico

Borussia Dortmund are relishing a rematch with Paris St Germain in the Champions League semi-finals.

This was after knocking out Atletico Madrid in a thrilling tie on Tuesday to set up a meeting with the French side they played in the group stage.

Dortmund overturned a 2-1 deficit from their quarter-final first leg against Atletico to win 5-4 on aggregate.

They will now renew their acquaintance with PSG, who beat Barcelona 6-4 over two legs to book their semi-final berth.

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic feels his side, who won the Champions League in 1997, are now better prepared to face the French champions.

This was after the Germans lost away and drew at home in the group stage.

(NAN)

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I didn’t divorce my ex-husband for being ‘perfect’ – Kaka’s ex-wife react to fake news

Caroline Celico, the former wife of Brazilian football legend, Ricardo Kaka, has reacted to the viral quoted attributed to her that she divorced the football star because for being too “perfect for her”.

According to the chef and content creator, she broke up with Kaka on mutual grounds, and they have been nurturing their two kids together.

Kaka and Celico married in December 2005, and their marriage produced two children: a son, Luca Celico Leite (born June 10, 2008), and a daughter, Isabella Celico Leite (born April 23, 2011).

10 years after their marriage, they parted ways with none of them saying the reason for their divorce until Sunday after a fake quote suspected to be a statement from Celico went viral.

The statement read, “Kaka never betrayed me; he always treated me well, and he gave me a wonderful family, but I was not happy; something was missing. The problem was that he was too perfect for me.”

It has since sparked speculations from fans across the world, with some condemning her and others saying that she probably was not happy being with the 2007 Ballon d’Or winner.

However, taking to her Instagram story, Celico debunked the viral statement on her divorce from Kaká, labelling it as not only ‘false’ but also ‘fake’, while speaking on her future with her current husband, Eduardo Scarpa Julião.

Celico wrote via Instagram Story, “For those who haven’t heard from me for a long time… or have never heard before.

“And are UNFORTUNATELY hearing some fake news and FAKE quotes. Let me update you:

“I got divorced almost 10 years ago, from those 14 years of relationship there are 2 lovely teenagers.

“It’s been almost 8 years. I am with my husband Eduardo, and we are having our first child next month.

“I have a lot of respect for my lifetime story, and I am very grateful for everything I have lived so far. My ex-husband and I found a healthy way to raise our children, and I’m so grateful for this.

“Please be welcome to my social media, which is a place I share about many subjects, such as family, work and spirituality, with a lot of respect and love.

“Thank you.”

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Ex-Brazil footballer, Kaka finally breaks silence on divorce with wife

Brazil football legend, Kaka, has finally spoken on the divorce saga with ex-wife  in 2015.

Kaka’s ex-wife recently opened up and revealed some bizarre claims on why she left the marriage.

It would be recalled that Kaka married his childhood sweetheart Caroline Celico, while playing for AC Milan in 2005 and they had a son and daughter together, before splitting a decade later.

Just recently, his ex-wife claimed that she left the marriage, because “he was too perfect for me”

But Kaka, now 41, speaking on a podcast, as reported by Spanish outlet Sport, insists he did everything he could to avoid the split.

He said: “In 2015 I was married, and my wife at the time decided she didn’t want to be married anymore.

“She said, ‘I’m not happy and I attribute my unhappiness to marriage’.

“I was living in the United States, and she asked to go back to Brazil.

“Her words were, ‘I want to go back to Brazil, I want to live there and I don’t want to be married anymore’.”

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