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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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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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