Sports|f6be11 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:31:40 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb AFCON preparations: CAF mounts untold pressure on LA Republique Du Cameroun AFCON preparations: CAF mounts untold pressure on LA Republique Du Cameroun

Having lots of inadequacies in her preparations towards the forth coming tournament which she is provisional host, CAF, had to sound the alarm bell. For the interest of the game and loaded with the innovations of the tournament which saw the participating teams raised from sixteen to twenty four, the challenges for Cameroun are the highest. {loadposition myposition}

Barely months to the tournament Cameroun still a very poor road network, poor internet connectivity, with a political 4 G network, that is not apparently visible on the field, poorly equipped and managed hospitals, distances from hotels to the stadia and unaccommodating stadia. These worrisome factors puts the tournament being hosted in Cameroon in doubts.

The report presented to CAF inspectors doesn't speak well of the preparations towards the said tournament by Cameroon. The stadia under construction as well as those being refurbished are too slow in their pace.

In this light CAF has asked for an acceleration of all the works ranging from the stadium in Japoma in Douala and Olembe in Yaoundé. {loadposition myposition2}

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(CAF) to discuss Cameroon’s preparedness to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) (CAF) to discuss Cameroon’s preparedness to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will on Wednesday discuss Cameroon’s preparedness to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). CAF Director of Communications Junior Binyam said the continental football authority will hold the deliberations after receiving a report from consultancy firm Roland Berger, which toured the country from 12-23 January to assess preparations.{loadposition myposition} 

“An intermediary report will be sent by the inspectors,” Binyam said. “That will be part of the Africa Cup of Nations committee agenda on 31 January.” “The report of the Nations Cup committee meeting is part of the Executive Committee agenda on 1 February.” CAF is scheduled to hold a General Assembly on Friday, 2 February at the Hyatt Regency in Casablanca, Morocco. Morocco, which is currently hosting the African Nations Championship, won the rights after Kenya was stripped of the same following an assessment by CAF officials which revealed that the East African country was behind schedule on preparations. CAF President Ahmad Ahmad in August 2017 said that Cameroon would have to convince the body that it was ready to host the tournament.

The competition was expanded from 16 to 24 teams, and is scheduled to be staged in five different stadia in the Cameroonian cities of Bafoussam, Douala, Garoua, Limbe and Yaounde. A decision is expected to be made public after the General Assembly.{loadposition myposition2} 

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Sports|f6be11 Sun, 28 Jan 2018 19:06:37 +0000
The intermediate squad of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon gets at least a draw at CHAN( Championship of African Nations Cup) The intermediate squad of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon gets at least a draw at CHAN( Championship of African Nations Cup)

The last playing day of Pool D of the competition pitting Cameroon versus Burkina Faso, the Burkina Faso football team opened scores through the talisman scorer,Sylla.

This goal resulted from poor goal keeping and could be likened to a gift to Sylla. The Burkina Faso team held to this lead till half time. {loadposition myposition} 

On resumption, the Cameroonian football team under the auspices of Song Rigorbert, began playing purposefully and succinctly.

This beautiful play saw them awarded with a free kick that was superbly taken by Moukoko. This consolation goal saw the Cameroonian squad bowing out of the competition and dashing hopes of a good performance of the team. {loadposition myposition2} 

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Sports|f6be11 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 19:19:24 +0000
CHAN2018: Cameroon beaten by Congo in first game CHAN2018: Cameroon beaten by Congo in first game

The lions have lost their first match of the African Nations Championship to Congo 0-1.

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This means they are on the last spot of group D with no point. Congo top the group with 3 points, Burkina Faso and Angola follow with 1 point each.

They played well enough to lead the clash but unfortunately for Song's team, a penalty was awarded against them, through which they conceded one goal.

It was also due to wasted opportunities, which they failed to materialised. There were a good number of instances where they were face to face with the Congolese goalkeeper, but there was no skill for the finishing.

They play their next game against Angola on 20 January 2018.

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]]> (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:10:49 +0000
CHAN-Morocco: Cameroon plays first match CHAN-Morocco: Cameroon plays first match

Rigobert Song and his boys begin the fight for their first ever African Nations Championship trophy on Tuesday 16 January 2018. 

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Cameroon will clash against Congo at 8:30 pm this evening.It will be their third participation. The last two participations of the Cameroon side in the CHAN, did not end up in success, so this year, fans expect them to make a difference.

Coach Rigobert Song has said that the first game of every competition is always very crucial thus they will do their best, not to lose today's clash.

The path to this level has not been a bed of Roses for the intermediate lions as they went through a whole lot of tough moments, especially in their most recent friendly encounters, against Conakry, Morocco and Nigeria in which they did not get the results they had gone out for.

They are in group D, alongside other teams like, Angola, Burkina Faso, and Congo, whom they clash against, this Tuesday.

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]]> (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:07:37 +0000
African Cup of Nations: Communication and advertisement launched African Cup of Nations: Communication and advertisement launched

Cameroon last hosted a tournament of this magnitude in 1972 and Ahmadou Ahidjo's Stadium in Yaoundé , the Reunification Stadium in Douala and the Roum Daja Stadium in Garoua were constructed for the rendezvous. However today the stakes are much higher and more demanding because competing nations have increase from the initial six nation tournament to twelve, sixteen and today raised to twenty four.

The inhabitants of Yaoundé are already given a foretaste of the kind advertisement bonanza that shall be available during the tournament. In one and half hour, the local Organizing committee of the African Cup of Nations, those who came in from the Confederation of African Football, were given a foretaste of how the tournament shall look like in such a frenzy.{loadposition myposition}

The other stadia not yet constructed have been promised by this committee to be accomplished within ample and record time. Complaints of the ill preparedness were led to rest by Felix Zogo, who said that prefabricated slabs designed in Italy shall fast track the construction and completion of the projected stadia. Mr. Felix Zogo said that it was imperative now for the Cameroonian Public to be galvanized and fired in their imaginations so as to be ready for victories. For victories to be attainable, the public needs to stand by the Indomitable Lions come 2019.{loadposition myposition2}

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Sports|f6be11 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:15:20 +0000
Eto Fils Samuel gets infuriated by press bleaching allegations Eto Fils Samuel gets infuriated by press bleaching allegations

Eto Fils Samuel the greatest African Footballer is so angry and grossly disappointed by some silly commentaries made about his changing complexion. According to him, it's his personal issue but some people see it as an inferiority complex issue. Most people feel that his black skin isn't of any value to him because probably he could have achieved much if he wasn't black skin.{loadposition myposition}

Unfortunately Eto Fils Samuel just like other persons who have breeched or are bleaching haven't understood the disadvantages of bleaching. Bleaching destroys the melanin and exposes the body to cancer of the skin.

Most beached people suffer from very offensive body ordure that is very nauseating and irritating. His anger got explosive on the Wednesday the 10th of February 2018, when he organized a press conference aimed at clearing the air on the matter once and for all.{loadposition myposition2}

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Sports|f6be11 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:59:23 +0000
African Nations championship 2018, begins today African Nations championship 2018, begins today

The long awaited CHAN2018 kicks off today 13 January 2018, after intensive preparations by countries concerned.

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This year's edition is the 5th and shall be hosted by Morocco, who play the opening match this evening against Mauritania. The competition is scheduled to run from 13 January to 04 February 2018.

Cameroon is one of the participants, placed in group D which is made up of other teams like; Burkina Faso, Angola and Congo, whom they are to play their first encounter against on 16 January.

In spite of the toughness faced in their preparation for this competition, the coach of the intermediate lions, Rigobert Song, assured the public of their readiness and promised to give their best.

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]]> (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:20:38 +0000
CAF inspection mission expected in Cameroon today CAF inspection mission expected in Cameroon today

The awaited inspection mission sent by CAF, will arrive Cameroon this Thursday 11 January 2018.

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The team is made up of 10 members of the CAF executive committee and other individuals from an independent audit company.

Work starts tomorrow 12 January to run till 23 January 2018. Their objective is to see the level at which developments are, ahead of the upcoming AFCON, to be hosted by Cameroon.

Before this,  Minister Bidoung Mpkwatt had organized a conference on Wednesday 10 January to brief the public on the inspection mission's purpose and what he expects of them.

The Minister of Tourism and Leisure, Bello Bouba Maigari, equally chaired his own conference during which he assured the public and hotel managers that every thing will be set before 2019's AFCON.

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]]> (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:28:04 +0000
AFCON2019: Bidoung Mpkwatt unveils program of CAF inspection mission's visit to Cameroon AFCON2019: Bidoung Mpkwatt unveils program of CAF inspection mission's visit to Cameroon

The Minister of Sports and Physical Education, has unveiled the programme outlining how the visit of the CAF inspection commission will unfold in Cameroon.

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Bidoung Mpkwatt made the revelations during a meeting in the conference hall of the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium on Monday. The visit is to begin on 12 January 2018.

12 and 13 January 2018 in Yaounde

14 and 15 January in Garoua

16 and 17 January in Bafoussam

18 and 19 January in Douala

20 and 21 January  in Limbe and Buea

23 January at the CAF center in Mbankomo. And this is where the inspection visit will end.

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]]> (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:41:14 +0000