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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are currently heading for another bronze medal at the Africa Cup of Nations as they are holding a narrow lead over the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the third-place playoff of the 2019 edition in Egypt.

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While Nigerians are hoping that the Super Eagles can hold their lead, here are two things that you might have missed in the first half.

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Only one Super Eagles star closed his eyes during the National Anthem

The singing of the national anthems of the teams about to play before kick-off may be a formality in name only but fans love to see their players sing it with passion.

This is why the Samba Boys of Brazil get a lot of cheers from their fans before kick-off and the support from the stands gives them an extra edge at the start of the game.

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Francis Uzoho, the goalkeeper between the sticks for the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup found himself as third-choice at this tournament.

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The 20-year old was given a chance to make his AFCON debut this night and his joy was obvious with the passion he showed while singing the national anthem.

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Ndidi was afraid to make a tackle in “Mahrez Region”

Premier League star, Wilfred Ndidi made a crucial tackle just in front of the box against the Desert Foxes of Algeria. Unfortunately, Manchester City winger, Riyadh Mahrez converted the free-kick in the dying moments of the game.

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Tonight, it was quite obvious that the Leicester City man was afraid of repeating history as he failed to make a tackle in almost the same spot, allowing Sassi get a shot away.

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