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Afcon 2023: ‘Thanks, brother’ – Lookman appreciates Osimhen for debut goal



By Monsurah Olatunji

Nigeria striker, Ademola Lookman has thanked Osimhen for assisting him after he broke his Africa Cup of Nations duck in the country’s 2-0 triumph over Cameroon in Abidjan on Saturday.
Lookman scored a brace as the Super Eagles defeated five-time African champions at the Felix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium to advance to the quarterfinals of the continent’s premier football showpiece in Cote d’Ivoire.
Osimhen set up Lookman for his first goal of the tournament in the first half before Calvin Bassey assisted him to notch the second goal before the round.

The Atalanta forward also put in a performance for the ages to rewarded with the Man-of-the-Match award and has attributed his side’s Round of 16 victory to the collective effort of the team.

“Wow, we’re so happy to qualify for the quarter-finals,” he said after picking his award.
“The more we play together, the more fluid we become. I’m standing here now but this award reflects the whole team’s performance.
“I love this atmosphere, it’s incredible. Tonight our fans pushed us to the end because this was Cameroon, and when you wear the Super Eagles shirt, some games resonate more than others.
“Angola are a good team. We’ll analyze them and prepare. The further you go, the tougher it gets so we’ll take it game by game.”
The 26-year-old then took to his social media to appreciate Victor Osimhen specially, with a celebration picture involving the two of them and captioned it; “thanks, brother.”

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