The Super Falcons – Best African Women’s team ever!

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The Super Falcons – Best African Women’s team ever!

The Super Falcons are at it again. They are about to extend history today when they take on the only team to have dented their record during this outgoing season of the Women’s African Cup of Nations Championship, AFCON, rounding off in Ghana today.  South Africa’s Bayana Bayana have been outstanding in this year’s event and are the only team that defeated Africa’s most successful female national team in the very first match by a painful lone goal. As the curtains are drawn this afternoon, both teams that have already qualified to represent the continent in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, meet to settle their scores in what will be a nail-biting finale to a great championship to determine the best team on the African continent in 2018! The major stake in this final match is prestige. The Super Falcons, 8 time-winners out of the last 10 championships, are poised to avenge their painful first-round defeat and restore their place as the most successful national women’s football team in the history of African football. The ‘Greatest’ Elephant Girls of African basketball! The First Bank Basketball Club is Nigeria’s most successful women’s basketball team in history.  It returned from the 2018 FIBA Africa Women’s Club Championship with a well-earned third-place medal around their necks.  For a team that ...

Welcome to Mathematical 7

Segun Odegbami

I am Segun. Friends and family call me Big Seg, Seg being the short form for Segun. The 'big' comes from Allan Hawks, my former British football coach in Shooting Stars Football Club of Ibadan, who used it to differentiate between two other Seguns and I in the team at that time. My 6ft 1 inch frame qualified me as the biggest of the lot. So, Big Seg it has being since then.

I am also very well known as 'Mr. Mathematical'. Many years ago, a radio commentator, Earnest Okonkwo, in is commentaries, gave me that sobriquet. Whether he was referring to the precision of my movement and passing or to my background as a Mechanical Engineer I never found out before he died many years ago. But that nickname also stuck and all those familiar with African football in the 1970s and 1980s are most likely to recall Mr. Mathematical and my famous number 7 shirt! All that, I believe, tells you a little about me.

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