Sports|f6be11 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:06:01 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Cameroon Sports: Njie Clinton rolling back on track Cameroon Sports: Njie Clinton rolling back on track

The lions' emblematic goal getter, Clinton Njie is back on his feet again after many months of difficulties emanating from multiple injuries and relatively unstable performance. The youngster who plays for French division one side Olympique de Marseille( OM) scored twice over the weekend in a friendly game against sporting of Portugal. The promising striker who was almost rolled out of Rudi Garcia's programme in Olympique de Marseille has finally signed a three year contract with the club after his loan period from Tottenham expired. The transfer deal which has given him another chance to prove his goal scoring skills in the ligue 1 championship worth seven million Euros.{loadposition myposition}

In an interview granted to French sports magazine, l'équipe, " Papi mokala" as hé is often called expressed his gratitude to the coach, Rudi Garcia who has renewed confidence in him..... Am determined to have a splendid season here in OM and our greatest objective is to be amongst the best three...Njie added.
This beautiful preseason performance could earn Njie's come back in the indomitable lions squad by September when the team will be taking on Nigeria for the away and return leg games counting for qualifiers of the 2018 world cup. Clinton's recent good shape news has been received with so much joy and excitement by the population of the south west region where he originates and Cameroonians as a whole. Many are already calling on the lion's head coach, Hugo Broos, to immediately include the name of this future star in his list. All hopes are high as well as expectations to see Njie do what he was born to.{loadposition myposition2}
]]> (Concord Essen) Sports|f6be11 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:23:52 +0000
Francophonie games-Ivory Coast: Cameroon grabs first gold medal Francophonie games-Ivory Coast: Cameroon grabs first gold medal

It was thanks to Essombe Tiako Joseph Emilienne, who fought against a Senegalese adversary on Sunday 23 July, that Cameroon can boast of a Gold medal in this competition.

Weighing just 58kg compared to her opponent who weighed more, as Essombe revealed, it was skill that earned her the position. The Senegalese was experienced and stronger but that did not help her in their ferocious fight.

“I daunted the task that I had before me this time around, which is more than what I showcased during the last games in France where I finished with a Silver medal” the athlete said.

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She went further “I succeeded because luck was on my side too, given that the fight was so fierce. One other thing that helped me was the familiarity which we had had with each other. We have once trained together back in my opponent’s Country and we know the weak points of each other”.

The Gold medalist thanked her team mates, family members her coach and above all God who saw her through all of what she experienced.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Sports|f6be11 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:27:30 +0000
Afcon 2019: Cameroon will be first Nation to host competition with 24 teams Afcon 2019: Cameroon will be first Nation to host competition with 24 teams

After the symposium which CAF organised on 18 and 19 July 2017, a number of innovations were reached at. One of them was the increase in the number of teams participating in the African Cup of Nations as from the 2019 edition.

Cameroon’s position as the host country is very shaky , even though the government is doing everything possible to ensure that the organisation of this prestigious African football event rests in Cameroon. If they remain the hosts, they will be the first ever country to organise the competition with 24 teams instead of the usual 16 Nations.

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It was equally decided that the host country presents 6 stadiums for the competition, a requirement which Cameroon is still struggling to meet.

Another decision which was taken and which is to the advantage of Cameroon is the shifting of the month of the competition to June and July. This means that Cameroon has six extra months on their side.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Sports|f6be11 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:52:34 +0000
Cameroon 'ready' to host enlarged AFCON Cameroon 'ready' to host enlarged AFCON

The head of Cameroon's FA says his country will be ready to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in spite of the sweeping changes made to the event during the week. "I spoke this morning with our country's hierarchy and the decision is that Cameroon is ready to host," Tombi A Roko Sidiki told BBC Sport, on Friday. Instead of the traditional 16-team finals, the AFCON has moved to 24 teams beginning from 2019. Before winning hosting rights Cameroon had no plans of receiving 24 teams. These changes came after a symposium organized by Caf in Morocco during the week.{loadposition myposition}

This comes amid growing concern over Cameroon's readiness for the event which had prompted sports minister to reiterate his country's level of preparedness days back during a media outing. Some nations, particularly Morocco and Algeria, have expressed their desire to replace Cameroon should they step back. "Morocco will not hesitate for a second to respond favourably to any invitation to host this Nations Cup," said the country's FA president Faouzi Lekjaa, the BBC reports.

"There are some countries that who would like to host this competition but they should keep quiet and think about other editions and not 2019 because Cameroon will be ready," Tombi A Roko Sidiki told the BBC. Caf has also moved the calendar of the finals from January-February to June-July. This will help African players to avoid clashes between their nations and clubs abroad.{loadposition myposition2}

]]> (Concord Essen) Sports|f6be11 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:39:11 +0000
Ivory Coast: Cameroon participates in Francophonie games which kick off today Ivory Coast: Cameroon participates in Francophonie games which kick off today

Cameroon is one of the nations that will be participating in the Francophonie games scheduled to begin today 20 July 2017 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

The delegation which is made up of 89 athletes from various sports disciplines arrived the host country on Wednesday 19 July, after a “good bye” ceremony at the Multipurpose sports complex during which athletes of the different sports disciplines as well as their coaches, were received by the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Pierre Ismael Bidoung Kpwatt.

Arriving in Abidjan on Wednesday, the Cameroon under-20 football team, had their first training session in preparation for matches today.

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Cameroon has gone with a team stronger than the one which they had four years ago during the previous edition which took place in France. In Nice, they emerged the second best African team, with three gold medals, seven in silver and seven bronze medals.

In Basketball, the female team from Cameroon who are equally partaking in the games are taking this as an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming women’s Afrobasket , which will run from 17-28 August 2017.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Sports|f6be11 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:23:22 +0000
Cameroon: Sports minister confirms readiness of Olembe stadium for AFCON 2019 Cameroon: Sports minister confirms readiness of  Olembe stadium for AFCON 2019
The Yaoundé, Olembe sixty thousand seater capacity stadium will be ready to host the 2019 African cup of Nations. Cameroon's sports minister, Bidoung Kpwatt told the press today in Yaoundé. This reassurance comes to dispel wide media allegations that the Italian company, Piccini charged with the construction of the stadium has stopped works claiming they can't meet up with  delivery deadline.{loadposition myposition}
Minister Bidoung Kpwatt in a usual high tone emphasized mr Biya's desire to see the project realised and his Country host the male  AFCON in his era. As such, he added that, construction materials prefabricated in Italy will begin arriving the country by September 2017 and the foundation will be dug by August next month and above all, the stadium is expected to be delivered by November 2018 two months to the kick off of the biggest continental football jamboree.
This Tuesday's press conference comes at the heels of one which was organised in a mad rush yesterday Monday, July 17 by Piccini in collaboration with the Italian embassy to inform the Cameroonian media men on the evolution of the project hence castigating the negative impression held by many regarding piccini.
 It should be noted that speculations have been rife on mainstream and social media platforms that Morocco has been given the hosting rights since mr Biya's kingdom seems not to be ready due to heavy inertia and severe administrative bottle necks. But this information can not also be ignored since the CAF inspection mission is still to visit the various facilities prior to the competition and only their report shall guarantee Cameroon's full hosting rights.{loadposition myposition2}
]]> (Concord Essen) Sports|f6be11 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:59:04 +0000
Apprehension feared in NW as FECAFOOT terminates Bamenda Stadium Construction Apprehension feared in NW as FECAFOOT terminates Bamenda Stadium Construction

Anxiety has gripped soccer fans in the city of Bamenda in the North West Region of Cameroon, following reports that the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has terminated the partnership agreement signed with a US-based company, Prime Potomac; that was charged with the responsibility of constructing the Bamenda Olympic Stadium.

This information was brought to the fore after FECAFOOT’s Executive Committee meeting in Yaounde, on Friday, July 14.

One of the resolutions adopted was the termination of the partnership agreement with Prime Potomac for the construction of the 2,500 capacity stadiums in Bamenda.

Other stadia that were being constructed by the same company as a result of the FECAFOOT Partnership accord included:  Bagangté in the West, Bafia in the Centre and Sangmélima in the South Regions, all too have been cancelled.

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The foundation stone for the construction of the Bamenda Olympic Stadium was laid on April 20, 2016, by the Governor of the Northwest Region, Adolph LeleL’Afrique in the presence of FECAFOOT President, Tombi A Roko Sidiki.

But work did not effectively began until in May 2017, when during the AFCON trophy tour in Bamenda in January 2017, the population confronted Tombi A Roko on the project.

The FECAFOOT President then took an oath that the stadium will be completed and handed over to the population in six months, since he said, the construction materials were already at the Douala Sea Port.

Instead of the completion phase as stipulated by the FECAFOOT President, construction works only started in May.

However, after the termination of the contract, many people feared that the soccer frenzy population of Bamenda my go on a rampage, after they had bitterly complained of marginalisation that the 2,500 capacity stadium could not meet the demands of the population.

According to fans, when Yong Sport Academy are playing, the population that throng the field are always more than the 2,500 capacity that the Government was constructing in the city.

They also complained that such a stadium cannot host an international match, as such; it can best serve only as a training pitch.

With the termination of the project, rumour mills are already grinding that FECAFOOT should immediately engage a new contractor to commence work on the stadium before the population goes amok.{loadposition myposition2}

]]> (Abeh Valery) Sports|f6be11 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:29:37 +0000
Collapsed wall kills eight at stadium in Senegal Collapsed wall kills eight at stadium in Senegal

Eight people are reported dead while about 49 others have been injured at a football stadium in Senegal.
It occurred at Demba Diop stadium in the capital, Dakar, at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam, reports the BBC.{loadposition myposition}
The BBC reports that fighting started between rival fans. The police intervened with tear gas, provoking panic and a stampede which led to the collapse of the wall.
Further reports say the spokesman for the president has announced a halt in election campaign on Sunday as a sign of respect, and that there should be "punishments serving as a warning", according to the BBC.
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]]> (Concord Essen) Sports|f6be11 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:12:59 +0000
AFCON 2019: Cameroon is obliged to have six stadiums instead of four AFCON 2019: Cameroon is obliged to have six stadiums instead of four

A Symposium organised by CAF will take place in the few days ahead, notably on 18 and 19 July 2017. During this meeting, according to information coming from Caf sources, one of the main issues to be discussed will be the increase in the number of Stadiums a host country of the Afcon has to present before they are deemed qualified to organise the competition.

A host country as Cameroon supposedly is, will after deliberations during the symposium obligatorily have six stadiums and not four again to be worthy of the honour.

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“Cameroon has to fulfil all of the new conditions that will be adopted in a few days to come. If they are not well equipped, the candidatures of other countries will have to be considered” the President of the Moroccan Football Federation and Vice President of CAF Fouzi Lekjaa, revealed.

Morocco is already well placed to play host to the competition, as they already have six stadiums; Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Tanger and Fes stadiums.

“Will Cameroon be able to meet up with the demands? We will know in the coming days.” Fouzi Lekjaa wonders.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Sports|f6be11 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:10:35 +0000
Broos' future with the Indomitable Lions Uncertain Broos' future with the Indomitable Lions Uncertain

The Belgian who led  Cameroon to continental glory in February this year , Hugo Broos will know at the latest in November if his mission continues with the team of the indomitable Lions.

The Belgian coach, 65, has four more games to qualify the Lions to be unconquerable for the 2018 World Cup. Four points behind Nigeria, leader of Group B, the team finds itself in a delicate situation and could be definitely eliminated on September 4 after their double confrontation against their West Africa neighbor.

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After a failed Confederations Cup, a further setback would probably mean the end of the adventure for the Flemish, who already has tense relations with some members of the Fecafoot.

Signed in February 2016, his contract is for two years, with a one-year extension in case of qualification for the 2018 World Cup, but also in view of the 2019 AFCON.

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]]> (Team237) Sports|f6be11 Sat, 15 Jul 2017 11:04:20 +0000