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Nigeria's players celebrate after South Korea scored an own goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup Group A football match between Nigeria and South Korea, on June 12, 2019, at the Alpes Stadium in Grenoble, central-eastern France. (Photo : JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria Claims First 2019 Women's World Cup Victory

The Super Falcons secured a 2-0 win against South Korea.

The Nigerian women's national team just earned their first 2019 World Cup win against South Korea.

After suffering a loss to Norway during their first match over the weekend, the Super Falcons won 2-0 against the South Korean team in a Group A face-off on Wednesday. They earned their first goal after South Korea's Kim Do-yeon scored an own-goal, putting Nigeria in the lead in the game's first half.

The winning goal was scored by 24-year-old Nigerian forward and former Liverpool player, Asisat Oshoala who led a skillfull counter-attack to claim the win for Nigeria.

READ: Women's World Cup: All the Goals, Highlights & Best Clips of South Africa, Nigeria & Cameroon


"At first, I think we were a little bit scared of losing and going out," Oshoala said in a post-game interview. "But after a while we just decided to go for it. I always say that I'm never under pressure -- I just go on the pitch and do my job. It's an 11-player game and I just look to enjoy the game, have fun and do the right thing for my team. The group is wide open now. We just have to concentrate now on making sure we get the points we need against France."

Next, the Super Falcons will face the Cup's host-team in order to secure a spot in the knockout stage. Check back for more updates as the 2019 Women's World Cup continues.

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Sudan Declares State of Emergency, As Military Dissolves Transitional Government

As the North African country edged closer to democracy, Sudan's military has seized power.

Sudan's military has seized power over the North African country, arresting multiple civilian leaders, including the current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The power-sharing, unstable coalition, called the Sovereign Council, was created as a transitional government after the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, in an attempt to move towards a democratic Sudan.

The Sudanese public has been split in recent weeks as groups protested for a military-run state, while others pushed for a civilian lead, democratic nation. Last week, the Prime Minister vocalized his plans towards a full transition to civilian rule, and his plans to have that body in place by November 17, echoing the voices of thousands of Sudanese demonstrators who showed up in hoards to demand that the promise of Sudan's pro-democracy movement be honored. But on Monday the PM and multiple government ministers and officials were placed under arrest, resulting in Sudan's top general's declaring State of Emergency.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a televised statement, "To rectify the revolution's course, we have decided to declare a state of emergency nationwide… dissolve the transitional sovereign council, and dissolve the cabinet." His statement came as soldiers fired live rounds at anti-military protestors, outside of the army headquarters in the capital.

Internet services were cut across the country around dawn and the main roads and bridges into Khartoum shut, before soldiers stormed the headquarters of Sudan's state broadcaster in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, the ministry said. After months of rising tensions in the country, army and paramilitary troops have been deployed across the capital city, Khartoum, with the airports and internet access being shut down. As a result of the coup, hundreds of protestors have taken to the streets, demanding the return of a civilian ruled and the transitional government, the BBC reports.

Demonstrators have spread to a number of Sudanese cities including Atbara, Wad Madani, and Port Sudan, and more are expected to attend the call for action. "We will not leave the streets until the civilian government is back and the transition is back," protest attendee Sawsan Bashir told AFP. While demonstrator Haitham Mohamed says, "We are ready to give our lives for the democratic transition in Sudan."


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