Studied B.Sc Journalism and Mass Communication at University of Buea
The Indomitable lions in their world cup qualification match against Nigeria, have lost 4-0. The Super Eagles surged ahead with support from a home crowd, as they played in Uyo.
The visiting team Cameroon, began the encounter, full steam ahead; a style that could only end up discouraging the Nigerians. For close to 20 minutes of the first half, Fabrice Ondoa seemed to be on a stroll on the pitch, given that, he didn’t get to touch the ball. It’s only by the ending minutes of the first half that the tables turned. The spirits of the Eagles awoke after an offside goal at the 24 minute.
Victor Moses started pressurising the Cameroonian defence. This went as far as leaving two Cameroonian defenders with yellow cards, Ngadeu Ngadjui and Adolph Teikeu.
The Nigerian struggle was crowned with a first goal by Odion Ighalo at the 29th minute. As if that was not enough, Mikel Obi, with a corner kick taken by Victor Moses, slipped in the second goal at the 41st minute.
Indomitable lions went to their locker room at the end of the first half with dampened spirits. This dampening of spirits would be aggravated just in the early minutes of the second half with a goal from Victor Moses.
Cameroonians still hoped for a consolatory goal which was not forthcoming. Things only got worse when Iheanacho sent Nigeria leading with his 77th minute goal, making it four goals to nothing.
Devastated Cameroon will be receiving Nigeria on Monday 4 September, at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde for their second leg match.
The Super Eagles are now the leaders of group B of the CAF world cup qualification on 9 points, followed by Cameroon with 2 points, then Zambia with 1 point and Algeria 1 point.
A local private radio station, Radio Balafon based in the Litoral Region, reported an incident which occurred on Monday 28 August. It is about traces of blood which were found on the late Bafia Bishop’s grave.
Blood was equally perceived on the altar, and on the path leading to the Bishop’s seat of the cathedral. Before celebrating Mass Yesterday morning, the Vicar of the diocese had to clean up the blood on the altar.
It is suspected that, some rituals had taken place at night, in the cathedral, by unknown individuals. Forces of law and order went there to see what had happened. Some of the blood was taken to Yaounde for tests and further investigation.
Bishop Balla got missing on 31 May 2017, and was only found dead in river Sanaga after three days of intensive search. The cause of his death is still not clear to Cameroonians, given that the government is saying he got drowned while religious authorities insist that someone actually assassinated the Bishop.
Tsanga Mba Monique Raphaela Ines, was spotted twice on the list of Successful candidates into the National Advanced School of Engineering, popularly known as “Polytech Yaounde”. The name was 163th on the list of 180 candidates and on the waiting list.
These results were released on 25 August 2017, by the Minister of Higher Education, Jacques Fame Ndongo. The Minister afterwards released another communiqué on Monday 28 August, saying that there was an error on the list he had earlier released.
Fame Ndongo explained that, the Name on the list of 180, was correctly Tsanga Mba Monique Raphaela Ines, but that on the waiting list had to be a different name, Tsanga Zoongnia Mba William William.
After losing their quarter-final match on Friday 25 August, against Senegal 58-71, the indomitable lionesses ended their journey to the prize. They were close to winning the trophy in 2015, when they played the finals against same Senegal who beat them.
The semi finals continue today Saturday with; Mozambique playing Senegal while Nigeria will face Mali. Both Matches will take place at 7:30pm.
Senegal who are the defending champions, are fighting to retain their title and to equally extend the total number of titles they have as leaders, to 13.
A tragedy occurred on Friday 25 August, in which a military truck, carrying two church choirs; saint Rita of Hiala choir and the sacred heart choir of Mvole, who were headed for a funeral, collided with another truck, coming from the opposite direction.
This took place between the Yaounde-Mbalmayo axis, precisely on the So’o bridge. The military truck carrying the choirs, had left Yaounde for a funeral, but they met their ends, when this other truck carrying a container collided with them after struggling to dodge another truck that was badly parked.
This incident took place under a heavy downpour. Circulation on that road was halted for some time till the time when the Army rescue unit had come and cleared it up.
Victims were transported to hospitals in Mbalmayo and Yaounde, for medical attention, while corpses were taken to the mortuary for subsequent identification by family members.
The henceforth ex-president of the Cameroon football federation, will speak to National and international press men, Saturday 26 August 2017, at 11:00am. This comes after the creation of a normalisation committee to take charge of his functions for the meantime.
This is an occasion for the public to know if he still intends to fight and regain his place or not, during the elections which will be organised for a new fecafoot president.
The world football governing body, FIFA, had declared that, Tombi A Roko, was not elected on genuine ground and thus could not keep acting as the Head of the Cameroon Football Federation. This declaration was made on Wednesday 23 August 2017.
This accounts for the creation of the new normalisation committee, to take charge of the running of the activities of Fecafoot. The committee is expected to work till 28 February 2018, when a new president will have been elected.
It equally comes at a time when the committee for the organisation of the 2019 Afcon in Cameroon had been created. It was led by Tombi A Roko, since he was the fecafoot boss. Now, he will have to be replaced by someone else.