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Lookman reveals toughest AFCON match: neither Bafana Bafana nor Elephants

Posted : 08 May 2024

Ademola Lookman has opened up about his most challenging match representing the Super Eagles at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

As a key player for Nigeria, Lookman showcased his skills on the left wing throughout the tournament in Ivory Coast, starting in six out of the seven matches played by the three-time African champions.

Despite the focus on Nigeria's star striker Victor Osimhen, who faced tight marking, Lookman impressed by scoring three goals, earning himself a place in the Tournament's Team.

The Super Eagles faced a tough battle against South Africa's Bafana Bafana in the semifinals, requiring extra time and penalties to secure victory, but fell short in the final against the Elephants despite initially taking the lead.

When asked about the most challenging match that made him tense during the AFCON, Lookman revealed that the opener against Equatorial Guinea stood out due to the intense heat and humidity during the 2pm kickoff.

Lookman emerged as Nigeria's top scorer at the 2023 AFCON with three goals, including crucial strikes in knockout rounds against Cameroon and Angola.

Expressing his joy at being the country's highest goalscorer in his debut major tournament for the Super Eagles, Lookman emphasized the importance of contributing to the team's success.

Reflecting on his most memorable goal, Lookman highlighted his second goal against Cameroon, attributing the euphoria of the celebrations with the team as the highlight of the tournament.

Since his senior debut in a 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ghana's Black Stars, Lookman has been involved in ten goals in twenty-one matches for Nigeria.


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