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Migne blames fear and inexperience for Algeria loss
June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Samuel Ouma |@journalist_27

Sebastian Migne

Sebastian Migne

Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne has attributed 2-0 loss in the hands of Algeria in group C 2019 AFCON to fear and inexperience amongst his players.

Stars suffered a humiliating 2-0 defeat in their opening match of the tournament played at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo on Sunday night.

First half goals from Baghdad Bounedjah and Manchester City winger Riyad Maherez sealed three points for the Desert Foxes who face the title favorites Senegal in their second game of the showpiece.

Stars conceded penalty in the 37th minutes and Algeria took the lead before Maherez extended the lead two minutes to break.

Migne’s side has no option but to win against Tanzania to boost their chances of reaching the group stages. The two teams will face each other on June 27.

Kenya is yet to go past preliminary stage in their last 5 outings. They made it to the tournament after 15 years of absence.

Tanzania will also need to be at their best to overcome their neighbors. They also lost 2-0 to Senegal in a match played on Sunday evening. They also appeared to the biennial tourney after 39 years of absence

The Frenchman maintained that his squad which consists of players between 21 to 26 years old is devoid of experience and are dominated with fear.

“I can accept to lose but not in the way we did in the first half. We had too much pressure today because of Algeria’s quality. If you are afraid, it is impossible to exist at AFCON,” he said.

He added,” We missed experience in this kind of tournament.”

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AFCON 2019: Can Cameroon Defend their title in Egypt?
June 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Boris Esono Nwenfor

Cameroon will participate at AFCON 2019 with only 10 players who won the competition in 2017

Cameroon will participate at AFCON 2019 with only 10 players who won the competition in 2017

The 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations gets underway in Egypt this Friday June 21, 2019 with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon seek to defend their title which they won in 2017.

The opening game of the competition sees host Egypt who have won the competition a record 7 time, facing Zimbabwe at the Cairo International stadium.

It will be the first time that 24 African countries will be looking to win the coveted prize and also the first time that the competition takes place in June-previous editions took place in the month of January with 16 teams

Cameroon will participate in the competition with 10 out of the 23 players who won the trophy in Gabon, due to various reasons. 2017 captain Benjamin Moukandjo and Nicolas Nkoulou, who scored in the final against Egypt, have all ended their participation with the lions.

The lions will be without star striker Vincent Aboubakar who was ruled out of the tournament due to injury. The 23-man squad released by Head Coach Clarence Seedorf left many sport analyst in the country questioning his decision and asking if at all those selection were actually done by him, without a hiding hand. Two notable players included in his selection are that of goalkeeper Carlos Kameni and Zach Zoua.

Idriss Carlos Kameni has not played competitive game for a long time. He is basically a full time bench warmer for his club side. That of Zoua has equally left many wanting as the player has not been consistent in front of goal, having not scored in a competitive game for Cameroon for some 8 years now.

In a press conference at Mont Febe hotel, head coach Clarence Seedorf defended his choice of selecting Zoua. He said “Zoua is a very important player. He can play in several positions. If Aboubakar would have been fit, Zoua maybe wouldn’t have made it. He can keep the ball. He works hard; he is always present with training”.

He does not scored goals but he works hard for the team. He has other characteristics we want, I hope you value how he works hard and press for the ball” Seedorf added while saying that “he scored goals against Alcoron, though it is not the best team you still need to be there to score”.

Cameroon qualified for the competition after finishing second behind group winners Morocco. Since qualifying for the competition, the team has been engaging in friendly games to better prepare themselves. Cameroon’s last friendly game was a 1 all draw against Mali.

Cameroon will get their title defence underway against Guinea Bissau in group F on the 25th of June 2019 at the Ismailia stadium. The country has won the competition four times and will look to climb up the winner’s medal and make it five wins. The other heavyweight in group F is Ghana, who faces Benin in the opening round. The next tough challenge for Cameroon that will test their credibility as champions comes against multiple winners The Black Stars of Ghana which comes up June 29, 2019.

The 32nd edition of the competition will be hosted in 6 stadia across four cities in Egypt (Cairo, Suez, Alexandria and Ismailia) with the final scheduled to take place on Friday July 19, 2019 at the Cairo International stadium.

 

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FIFA WWC: Nchout Ajara’s last gasp effort sends Cameroon into round of 16
June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Boris Esono Nwenfor

Nchout Ajara, player of the Match

Nchout Ajara, player of the Match

The indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon have booked their ticket to the round of 16 of the 2019 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup after beating New Zealand in their last group game. The lionesses knew that a win will guarantee that they reach the knock out stage for a second successive world cup, and a brace from inform striker Nchout Ajara made sure that happened.

The striker, who plies her trade in the Norwegian League with Valerenga scored a brace in the second half to beat New Zealand 2b goals to 1, thereby qualifying as one of the third best teams.

Ajara’s goal equally saw her being named as the player of the match.

It was a difficult first half as both teams were even placed as they cancelled each other. The second half was however very productive as both teams went for goals, knowing a victory sends either of them to the round of 16.

Cameroon quickly went ahead through Nchout Ajara at the 57th minute of play with their qualification ticket on the horizon. The team was however left struck and fearing elimination with an own goal from Marie Aurelle Awona at the 80th minute.

Both teams pressed for the winning goal with numerous chances missed by the New Zealnd side as Cameroon’s Ngo Ndom on fine form, keeping out the New Zealand side. At the last kick of the game, it was Cameroon who made sure they are still in the competition as Nchout Ajara scored her second goal of the game to give Cameroon a 2-1 victory.

Cameroon eventually finished third in their group behind Netherlands who topped the group with 9 points, second by Canada with 6 points. Nchout Ajara is the second Cameroon player to score in multiple women’s world cups (2015 and 2019) after teammate Gabrielle Onguene.

 

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Cameroon’s football striker, Christian Bassogog, donates 20Million FCFA to promote entrepreneurship in school
June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Amos Fofung

Inside the NBC TV studios in Namibia (Photo: extremityproject.blogspot.com)

Inside the NBC TV studios in Namibia (Photo: extremityproject.blogspot.com)

Cameroon international footballer, Christian Mougang Bassogog, has made a donation of 20 million FCFA to help promote entrepreneurship at the Government Technical and Vocational High School of Agriculture in Yabassi in the Littoral region. Bassogog who currently plays for Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League presented the donation during a brief ceremony chaired Wednesday in Yaounde by the Minister of Secondary Education, Professor Nalova Lyonga.

The event was equally witnessed by Minister of State, Minister of Higher Education, Professor Jacques Fame Ndongo and his colleague of Public Service and Administrative Reforms, Joseph Le. Speaking during the donation exercise, Secondary Education minister, Professor Nalova Lyonga, said assistance from Bassogog to the Government Technical and Vocational High School of Agriculture in Yabassi is part of the promotion of entrepreneurship or business in the pioneer government technical and vocational high school of agriculture in the country.

She said: “Today is a very special day because we are on the eve of the African Nations Cup which Cameroonians are waiting for. We are so glad to have Bassogog with us today who just arrived in Cameroon only yesterday. We are very happy to see him here; we were supposed to have had him when we started FENASSCO but knowing the jammed timetable of footballers, he was unable to come. But he has made it a point not to miss this opportunity for him to come and give his donation in person rather than be represented”.

“…his ambition for Cameroon is what makes him special…For him to be able to give something to the young people, I think it’s great statesmanship and we thank him so much,” the minister said before adding: “…we are already celebrating the football jamboree.

We are here to tell him, go and bring back the goals. We hope he will continue to be the best player and that he and his fellow footballers should ensure Cameroon remains the champion of Africa”.

Meanwhile, speaking at the close of the event, Bassogog who emerged best player of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations said the gesture offered was his own small contribution to the promotion of education in general and entrepreneurship in particular.

He said he was pleased to be home and to share the little he has with his “brothers and sisters”. “…yes, it’s true I didn’t school to a certain level but that doesn’t stop me from assisting others…,” Bassogog said before requesting, through the Minister of Secondary Education, that the Chinese language be taught in schools across the country.

“The Chinese language is amongst the most important languages in the world. To me living in China, I think it will be a good thing to have the language taught in our schools” he recommended.

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Malawi: FA names legend Meke Mwase as national team mentor
June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Joseph Dumbula, Zomba Malawi

Meke

Meke

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has settled for a local coach, Meke Mwase to permanently replace Belgian Ronny Van Geneugden whose contract was not renewed months ago.

In justifying the appointment, the FA said it followed Mwase’s perfect outing at the Cosafa Cup in South Africa where while serving on a temporary basis, the former talisman led the Flames to runners up for the Cosafa Plate eventually won by the hosts in a cracking final.

Under his tutelage, the Flames broke the goal scoring jinx this time scoring six goals in ten matches against Van Geneugden ‘s tenure with only had one goal in three matches at the Cosafa cup last year.

However conceding late has been the disease tormenting the Flames lately.

At the just ended Cosafa tournament, the Flames in two nearly similar occasions left it late to concede.

At 90 minutes, Malawi conceeded to draw against Mozambqiue before a defensive error involving goalkeeper Enerst Kakhobwe, defenders Precious Sambani and Dennis Chembezi saw the relatively youthful side let go a two goal cushion to Zambia before losing in a heated penalty shoot out in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

But the FA believes Mwase has what appears to be enough experience to man the nation team side and landed himself a one year deal.

“The appointment of Mwase was arrived at having noted that he had successfully coached the Flames at the just ended Cosafa tournament where the team performed extremely well,” a depict of the statement reads.

His immidiate tasks will be to prepare for the preliminary World Cup qualifications this August.

Mwase has coached among other sides top tier side TN Stars and the Under-17 side.

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France Football names Top 10 African footballers of all time
June 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Amos Fofung

Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o is arguably the best and most achieved African Player of all time

Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o is arguably the best and most achieved African Player of all time

Reputable French sports magazine, France Football has listed what they name African Top ten footballers of all time.

While they agree to the fact that there are so many successful African football players who are adored in their home countries and foreign clubs for the immense contribution to football, the magazine noted that the listed ten footballers did not only made history but lifted the continents football to enviable heights, thus opening doors for fresh talents to be easily spotted.

The Magazine’s top 10 African footballers of all time are; George Weah (🇱iberia), Samuel Eto’o (🇨ameroon), Roger Milla (🇨ameroon), Didier Drogba (🇮vory Coast), Abedi Pélé (🇬hana), Rabah Madjer (Algeria), Jay-Jay Okocha (🇳igeria), Moustapha Dahleb (Algeria), Seydou Keïta (🇲ali), and Laurent Pokou (🇮vory Coast).

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Where does it come from?
June 10, 2019 | 1 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

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Why do we use it?
June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for ‘lorem ipsum’ will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

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What is Lorem Ipsum?
June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Cameroon:Ndive Molungu gets top Job in SW Fecafoot Elections
November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

By Boris Esono (Buea-Cameroon)

Ndive Molungu, new SW FECAFOOT President.

Ndive Molungu, new SW FECAFOOT President.

The SW regional Bureau of Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT now has a new president. His name is Thomas Ndive Molungu. He was elected November 27, 2018 during the elective General Assembly held at the South West Governor’s office. Mr. Molungu won Essa Pius of Continental FA to the top post in the SWR.

Mr. Thomas Ndive Molungu has a huge task ahead of him in trying to bring football to the SWR as it once where. He takes over football in a region that has been plagued with crippling football activities and low turnout of fans to watch football. One sport promoter once tagged football in the SWR as one that is going into the forests. The zeal for sports lovers in the country has diminished over the years as each football season; the amount of fans watching matches is very deplorable.

He takes over from Senator Mballa Moki Charles after the 2009 bureau of FECAFOOT where brought in to see off the remainder of the Regional championship into the SW Mini interpool. During their tenure (Sen. Mbella) they succeeded in organizing the championship which saw Victoria United of Limbe emerging champions of the SW Mini inter pool to represent the region in the National inter pools.

According to the president, various projects will be implemented to bring development of football in the region. “One of such will be the reduction of the number of clubs taking part in the regional championship….Many club at the end of the year cannot run for a whole year or a season. We will have to diagnose the problem and see how we can together solve them”.

Others elected to top positions in the SW Bureau include Pascal Manga who was elected 1st Vice president and Nouk Protus Bilap as 2nd Vice president. Mr. Nouck Protus, president of Littlefoot Academy of Limbe is a well-known personality as far as football in the region is concerned. He is someone who had gone for the top job only to be beaten at the end. In 2015, he went in for the president only to concede in favor of Barrister Agbor Balla who was going against Sen. Mbella Moki Charles. Barrister Balla however lost to the latter.

Speaking to the press, Nouk Protus is of the opinion that “football is still in the forest but will be out soon”. “Our goal is that we are going to make it participative, we are going to make it grass root, and we are going to make it as crowd pulling as possible. Let football be entertaining at a very local level and let it be something that brings people together”.

The elections were closely supervised by a member of the Normalization Committee in the person of veteran sports journalist Jomo Kevin. To him, after every other things football is the winner. History of elections for football has never been this calm. There was an aspect of camaraderie that characterized the election. My only hope is that the interest of taking football to another level should be the watch word.

“I would be very grateful if the two teams can come together. My wish is that football is taking back to the 80s when it was a game of commitment, passion and excitement” he added.

According to the head of the commission Barrister Ashutantang Tanjong, the elections were free, fair and transparent. “We are hoping that these new delegates will bring back football to the region which has been limping for some time now. We also hope that those who lost will take it in good faith”.

He added that: “For some 11 years now, the region has not had a team qualify from the National inter pools into the Second Division football championship. The last to win a ticket from Division two was Tiko United though in 2011, Dynamic qualify for Ligue 2 only thanks to FECAFOOT”.

During the elective GA, some six delegates were elected to represent the region at the national level. They include: Nouck Protus, Eteki Charles, Ikome William Lifange, Kongnso Chrysantus, Joshua Osih and Foinding Calvin.

 

 

 

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Gyan unhappy with ‘unconstructive criticisms’ from Ghanaians
November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Black Stars skipper claims he is being wrongly chastised by Ghanaians despite his sacrifices

The Black Stars skipper claims he is being wrongly chastised by Ghanaians despite his sacrifices

Asamoah Gyan has called on Ghanaians to stop fabricating stories about his career and private life meant to tarnish his image.

The 33-year-old has not played with the Black Stars since September 2017 due to injury concerns and thus has been absent from the team’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign so far.

His recent off-field incidents sparked an angry backlash from a section of Ghanaians who believe time is due for him to leave the team.

“Ghanaians can criticise me but it should be constructive,” Gyan told Adom TV.

“I’m not happy because about 99 per cent of the stories, rumours and other things about me are false and it is unfortunate. People just create their own stories either to promote their media or run me down which is very worrisome. I believe such things must end,” he added.

Gyan is yet to overcome his infamous penalty miss against Uruguay, which could’ve seen Ghana in the semi-finals of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.

“I wish that day could come again for me to retake the penalty differently,” the former Sunderland striker said.

“I am still haunted by that penalty miss but I have to move on and hope to help the country win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title to repair the damage. Ghanaians should pray for us,” he added.

Gyan has scored 51 goals for Ghana in 106 appearances since 2003.

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Most Popular Forms of Online Gambling In Africa
November 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most countries on the African continent do regulate online gambling. There are however a few countries that do not explicitly legalise online gambling while at the same time they do not explicitly ban online gambling. As such, we can say that most countries on the African continent do allow online gambling either explicitly or implicitly. For many Africans, online gambling is not only a form of entertainment but it’s actually a way of earning a living (this is due to the high unemployment rates in the country). In line with this, we have decided to come up with this article which explores the most popular forms of online gambling in Africa.

Sports Betting

Sports betting is by far the most popular form of online betting in Africa. This is due to the fact that many people across the African continent are sports fanatics hence transitioning to online gambling simply means one thing, adopting what they love the most. A number of African as well as foreign online bookmakers have opened shop so as to provide the African population with a way of earning profits from what they love the most. According to data released by several sportsbooks, a high number of bettors from Africa prefer placing bets on European matches. European leagues such as the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Germany Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and France Ligue 1 as well as continental competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa league are highly popular. There are however a few who place bets on African matches with the Nigerian, Ghanaian and the South African leagues being the most popular with bettors.

Playing Casino Games

Casino games rank second as the second most popular form of online gambling on the African continent. Casino games vary with online slots being the most popular casino games that gamers opt for. Presumably, the simplicity of online slots makes them a good proposition for a lot of gamers. Apart from online slots, African gamers also enjoy playing table games such as roulette, poker, blackjack and baccarat. Scratch card games are not as popular but they are slowly gaining traction. A high number of gamers access and play their casino games at international online casinos (online casinos registered in foreign lands mainly the UK, Malta and Gibraltar). However, there are a few African online casinos that are slowly gaining traction.

Novelty Betting

In the third position is novelty betting. Novelty betting is a bit different from the two forms detailed above as it does not involve any sporting activities. Novelty betting entails placing bets on economic and political stories as well as on celebrity stuff among others. Basically, novelty betting is betting on any other thing which is not associated with casino games or sports. In Africa, a high number of people who engage in novelty betting place bets on election outcomes (politics). Bettors will pick the candidate/party which they think will win in the upcoming elections be it local government, House of Assembly or Presidential elections.

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