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Watch Alex Iwobi's Historic and Only Goal for Arsenal in the Europa League Finals

This epic moment makes Alex Iwobi the first Nigerian player to score in a European club competition finals.

African football fanatics do not play with the professional teams they support—no matter how disappointing the end results may be.

Arsenal faced Chelsea in the Europa League finals Wednesday, ultimately losing 4 to 1. Alex Iwobi, the 23-year-old standout, was the one to watch as he gave his team their only goal for the match only 2 minutes after coming in as a sub—and it was epic.

This moment is also historic—as it makes him the first Nigerian player to score in a European club Competition final, Konbini reports.

Catch it below.


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Iwobi made his 24 minutes in the game worthwhile and impactful, as the stats show 92 percent pass accuracy, three key passes, one shot on target aside from his goal and more impactful play.

Let's see if he keeps this same energy to this year's Africa Cup of Nations that's set to begin this June.

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Angélique Kidjo on Africa Day: 'We demand not to be at the mercy of our circumstances anymore.'

We speak to the inimitable Angélique Kidjo who shares some of her refreshing thoughts on Africa Day.

Today is Africa Day and while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we've come as a continent and as a people.

With this year's theme focused on "Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19", there has never been a more important time for deep reflection on our collective present and future as Africans.

And who better to share in that reflection than the legendary and inimitable Beninese musician Angélique Kidjo? A fierce African and artist who has paved the way for many of her contemporaries including Burna Boy, Davido, Thandiswa Mazwai, and several others, the four-time Grammy award winner emphasises the urgent need for unity among Africans. 'It's about time that people start realising that Africa is a continent. I've been saying this my entire career,' she says passionately.

OkayAfrica spoke briefly to Kidjo who shared some of her refreshing thoughts on this year's Africa Day.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Thandiswa Mazwai to Host 'Play Your Part Africa' Virtual Concert

'King Tha' will commemorate Africa Day with a virtual concert set to take place on May 30th.