Sports|f6be11 http://cameroon-concord.com Sat, 20 Oct 2018 03:25:21 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Russia 2018-Semis: Will it remain 8 teams to have ever won World Cup! http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/russia-2018-semis-will-it-remain-8-teams-to-have-ever-won-world-cup http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/russia-2018-semis-will-it-remain-8-teams-to-have-ever-won-world-cup Russia 2018-Semis: Will it remain 8 teams to have ever won World Cup!

The quarter finals of the 2018 world cup are now over, and coming up as from Tuesday, it will be the semi-finals, which shall include France, Belgium, England and Croatia. 

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France, fresh from their 2-0 defeat of Uruguay, were the first up and they will take on Belgium on 10 July, Tuesday night.

A day later, it will be England’s turn on Wednesday 11 July, as they face off against Croatia in their first World Cup semi-final since 1990.

Two of the four teams left (France and England), are fighting for their second world cup titles, while Belgium and Croatia are in quest of a first ever world cup crown.

So far, 8 teams have won the competition; Brazil (5 times), Germany (4 times), Italy (4 times), Argentina (2 times), Uruguay (2 times), England (1 time), France (1 time), and Spain (1 time).

Semi-final fixtures

Tuesday 10 July

France vs Belgium - St Petersburg, 7pm (Match 61)

Wednesday 11 July

Croatia vs England - Moscow (Luzhniki), 7pm (Match 62)

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Sun, 08 Jul 2018 10:39:39 +0000
Russia 2018: Belgium and France make the semis http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/russia-2018-belgium-and-france-make-the-semis http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/russia-2018-belgium-and-france-make-the-semis Russia 2018: Belgium and France make the semis

Belgium are qualified for the semi finals of the world cup in Russia as well as France, following the quarter final matches they played on Friday 6 July 2018.

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France humiliated Uruguay 2-0 for the first match of the quarter final stage, with goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.

Belgium on their part, got qualified after thrashing Brazil 2-1. Their goals came from Kevin De Bruyne and an own goal by Fernandinho, While Renato Augusto Scored Brazil’s lone goal.

Quarter final Fixtures on 07 July 2018

3:00 pm: England – Sweden

7:00 pm: Russia – Croatia

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Sat, 07 Jul 2018 05:39:07 +0000
Football: Cameroon professional league on break for lack of finances http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/football-cameroon-professional-league-on-break-for-lack-of-finances http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/football-cameroon-professional-league-on-break-for-lack-of-finances Football: Cameroon professional league on break for lack of finances

Officials of the professional football league in Cameroon, after meeting on Thursday 05 July 2018, have decided to put a halt on the Elite one and two activities.

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According to the information contained in a communiqué signed by General Pierre Semengue, the LFPC president, financial constraints are the reason why day 25 of the Elite two championship and day 30 of the Elite one championship, are on a halt till further notice.

“The administrators of the Cameroon Professional Football League, in the presence of the president of the Syndicate of Elite clubs in Cameroon (SYCEC), after meeting on 5th July 2018 at the Headquarters  of the LFPC, have noticed an impossibility to continue with the organisation of MTN Elite one and MTN Elite two championships due to financial difficulties.

Consequently, it has been decided that day 30 of the Elite one championship and day 25 of the Elite two championship initially previewed for 8 and 10 July respectively, will be postponed” the Communique read.

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Fri, 06 Jul 2018 17:11:56 +0000
World cup 2018: Quarter final fixtures are complete http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/world-cup-2018-quarter-final-fixtures-are-complete http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/world-cup-2018-quarter-final-fixtures-are-complete World cup 2018: Quarter final fixtures are complete

All of the teams to take part in the quarter finals of the world cup have been known.

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This is following the qualification of Sweden and England on Tuesday 03 July 2018.

Sweden crossed to the quarter finals after booting Switzerland out 1-0, while England had Columbia eliminated in penalty shootout (4-3), after a 1-1 draw.

 

Full fixtures of quarter finals:

Friday 6 July

3:00 pm: France – Uruguay

7:00 pm: Brazil – Belgium

 

Saturday 7 July

3:00 pm: Sweden – England

7:00 pm: Croatia – Russia

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 05:46:09 +0000
World cup 2018: Nigeria have Musa to thank for victory http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/world-cup-2018-nigeria-have-musa-to-thank-for-victory http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/world-cup-2018-nigeria-have-musa-to-thank-for-victory World cup 2018: Nigeria have Musa to thank for victory

Nigeria have entered the records of this world cup as the second African side to win a match after Senegal. This happened when Musa scored a brace for the team against Iceland on Friday 22 June.

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The Nigerian forward now has four goals for his nation in world cup games, netting two so far, in this 21st edition’s finals stage, and becoming the all time world cup top scorer of Nigeria.

His goals were the type of ones that could only be scored by a player with a cool and relaxed mind at the front. This is because, the situations he found himself in did not need haste in execution.

For the first goal which he scored at the 49th minute, it was a carefully finished cross from Moses while for the second one, he had to make sure he had beaten the goal keeper together with Iceland defenders before hitting it in.

The Icelanders had a chance to reduce the goal margin, but Sigurdsson missed a penalty they were awarded at the 83rd minute after consultation of the Video Assistant referee.

In the statistics of that match, Obi Mikel’s team led in almost every aspect. They had 57 percent of the possession, 16 shots on target as against 10 for Iceland

Nigeria are now second with 3 points on the classification table of their group (D), behind Croatia who have 6 points, Iceland are 3rd with 1 point while Argentina are last with 1 point.

All the West African country, who are the youngest squad in the competition need, is a draw in their next match against Argentina, to be played on Tuesday 26 June, and they will have booked a place in the next round.

Fixtures (23 June 2018)

GROUP F

4:00pm: South Korea – Mexico

7:00pm: Germany – Sweden

GROUP G

1:00pm: Belgium – Tunisia

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Sat, 23 Jun 2018 06:25:22 +0000
World cup 2018: Tunisia fail to resurrect pride of Africa http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/world-cup-2018-tunisia-fail-to-resurrect-pride-of-africa http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/world-cup-2018-tunisia-fail-to-resurrect-pride-of-africa World cup 2018: Tunisia fail to resurrect pride of Africa

Tunisia have been unable to emerge victorious and put a smile on Africa’s face as they lost 1-2 to mighty England.

Harry Kane who captained the English squad, scored all of the goals for the European side, with the last one netted during the final minutes (90th minute).

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Africa’s one out of five representatives managed to score a penalty which was taken by Ferjani Sassi.

Till present, an African team is yet to win a match in Russia. Notwithstanding Senegal are still to play their first game.

Results of day 5

18 June 2018

Group F

Sweden 1-0 South Korea

Standings: Sweden (3 points), Mexico (3), Germany (0), South Korea (0)

Group G

Belgium 3-0 Panama

Tunisia 1-2 England

Standings: Belgium (3 points), England (3), Tunisia (0), Panama (0)

 

Day 6 Schedule

19 June 2019

Group A

7:00 pm: Russia – Egypt

Group H

1:00 pm: Columbia – Japan

4:00 pm: Poland – Senegal

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:51:17 +0000
Russia 2018: Nigeria follow path of African losing nations http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/russia-2018-nigeria-follow-path-of-african-losing-nations http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/russia-2018-nigeria-follow-path-of-african-losing-nations Russia 2018: Nigeria follow path of African losing nations

The super Eagles of Nigeria have had a very catastrophic game against Croatia who beat them 2-0. They join Egypt and Morocco, all who so far have not been able to score a single goal, let alone win a match.

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Nigeria was considered at the beginning of the competition as one of the African countries in the Russian world cup, one could rely on, as majority of fans contacted, indicated.

All of the confidence was turned into disappointment when Nigeria found themselves preventing the Croatian team from increasing the number of goals instead of trying to respond and even see how they could at least end with a draw.

All of the key players in the West African country, didn’t have the performances that were expected of them. There were the likes of Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi, all whose presence wasn’t felt.

The Croatian goal scorers were Mario Mandzukic and Modric, whose goal was a penalty.

Other matches were equally played on 16 June 2018: Argentina played against Iceland (1-1) for the first group D match of the tournament. Group C encounters included, France 2-1 Australia and Peru 0-1 Denmark.

For the moment, France leads Group C with 3 points, followed by Denmark 3 points, Australia 0 point and Peru 0 point.

As for Group D, Croatia are 1st with 3 points, while Argentina are on the 2nd spot with 1 point, followed by Iceland with 1 point and then finally Nigeria who have 0 point.

Day 4 schedule

17 June 2018

Group E

1:00 pm: Costa Rica – Serbia

7:00pm: Brazil – Switzerland

Group F

4:00pm: Germany - Mexico

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Sun, 17 Jun 2018 04:55:06 +0000
World cup kickoff: Role of Cameroon in Russia http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/world-cup-kickoff-role-of-cameroon-in-russia http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/world-cup-kickoff-role-of-cameroon-in-russia World cup kickoff: Role of Cameroon in Russia

The 21st edition of the world cup begins on Thursday 14 June in Russia, but Cameroon’s indomitable lions are absent, as they failed to qualify.

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Now, the question is does Roger Milla’s fatherland have any role to play on Putin’s ground?

Certainly, Cameroon has a role to play during this great event; that of spectators and fans of the other participating nations, especially those from Africa.

Apart from being spectators, there is another role, an even more important one, which Biya’s country has to play in this world cup and that is the role of the media.

Several media organs in Cameroon, ranging from the public to the private sector, already have their reporters in Russia who will be relaying events from there as they happen.

The presence of private media houses in particular, is highly noted this year. As Cameroon Concord learned from their colleagues of Cameroun Sports, journalists like; David Eyengue Nzima, from Le Jour Newspaper, Jean Jacques Ewong, Raphael Happi, David Eyengue, Sylvain Kwambi, Richard Naha, Frida nolla amongst others all from Cameroon, will be live from Russia. 

The competition of 64 matches, is to run from 14 June – 15July 2018 and will be played in 11 cities.

An opening ceremony is scheduled to take place today 14 June as from 3:30 pm, after which the first match of the competition will be played between Russia and Saudi Arabia at 4:00 pm.

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:26:44 +0000
Russia 2018: Africa well represented in world cup http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/russia-2018-africa-well-represented-in-world-cup http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/russia-2018-africa-well-represented-in-world-cup Russia 2018: Africa well represented in world cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off from June 14 in Russia. Africa has five representatives in this elite competition: Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco, and Tunisia. The continent’s teams secured their spots after a long build-up involving a preliminary knock out phase followed by a four team round robin competition on home and away basis.

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No African team has ever qualified for the World Cup semi-finals. Many pundits would argue that now is the time to change Africa’s World Cup story. The continent has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little. Some of the reasons for failing to qualify for the semi-finals at the World Cup include poor preparation, internal controversies as well as technical and tactical errors at crucial moments in the knock out phases and recruiting foreign coaches at the last minute. Looking at the pedigree of the African teams, and their respective opponents, Nigeria and Senegal stand a good chance to qualify for the second round and possibly beyond. The contenders Here is a closer look at Africa’s five teams. 1. Nigeria Compared to other African teams, Nigeria has been very consistent African representatives at the World Cup since their first appearance in 1994. The Super Eagles, as they are more popularly known at home, also played in the 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014 World Cup tournaments. On the way to Russia, Nigeria eliminated Swaziland in the preliminary round and Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria in the group phase. The team has been under German coach Gernot Rohr since 2016 and prefers a 4-2-3-1 formation. Their most notable star is captain John Obi-Mikel, who previously successfully captained the under-20 and under-23 sides. The other players to watch are Victor Moses of Chelsea, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa of Leicester as well as Alex Iwobi of Arsenal. Nigeria’s strength lies in its solid midfield play and potent attack. They face Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in the group stages. Good results against Croatia and Iceland can propel them to the second round – to which they also advanced in 1994, 1998 and 2014 – and even deeper into the tournament. 2. Egypt Egypt makes a long awaited return to the World Cup. It is intriguing that despite being a dominant force at the Africa Cup of Nations, winning a record seven times, Egypt has only featured at the World Cup three times over 84 years – in 1934, 1990 and now in 2018. The Pharaohs booked their ticket after overwhelming Chad at home and away to qualify for the group stage. Egypt overcame Congo, Ghana, and Uganda in the group stages. Hector Cuper, who coached Valencia of La Liga and Inter of Serie A, is the man tasked with leading Egypt at Russia 2018. The team relies on patient build up and opportunistic breakaways to score via their star player Mohamed Salah of Liverpool. Mo Salah, who scored a season record number of goals in the Premier League, is the man to watch. But his injury during the Champion’s League final against Real Madrid has dampened the euphoric hopes of Egyptian fans. Other star players include Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal and Ahmed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion. Although this team looks thin on star power, their collective understanding, solid defence and team chemistry should put fear in their opponents in the group stage: Uruguay, Russia and Saudi Arabia. 3. Tunisia Tunisia makes their fifth appearance at the World Cup, having previously featured in 1978, 1998, 2002 and 2006. Coached by Nabil Maâloul, the Eagles of Carthage qualified after beating Mauritania to enter the Africa group stage where they overcame stiff resistance from Guinea, Libya and DR Congo. Unlike other African sides with one or two outstanding individual players plying their trade in the big five European Leagues, the Tunisians play in lower ranked leagues. These include Saif-Eddine Khaoui and Wahbi Khazri. Formerly at Sunderland, Khazri seems to have rediscovered his form on loan at Rennes last season, scoring nine goals in 24 league games. The team’s resourcefulness, grit and spirit will be fully stretched in their fixtures against England, Belgium and Panama. However, it will require a major upset for them to progress to the second round given their opposition’s pedigree. 4. Morocco Morocco last played in the World Cup 20 years ago and have represented Africa four times at the tournament. Their 1986 squad was the first African team to not only qualify for the second round but to do so as leaders of a pool that had England, Portugal and Poland. Coached by Hervé Renard, Morocco narrowly eliminated Equatorial Guinea in the preliminaries. But they proved their worth when they over-powered the highly-rated Gabon, Ivory Coast and Mali to earn qualification. Only six of the 23 players were born in Morocco. The rest were born in France, Spain, or the Netherlands, but have Moroccan heritage and have maintained a connection with Morocco. 

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:00:19 +0000
Football: Dieudonne Happi wants to take responsibilities of FECAFOOT president http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/football-dieudonne-happi-wants-to-take-responsibilities-of-fecafoot-president http://cameroon-concord.com/list-player/sports/football-dieudonne-happi-wants-to-take-responsibilities-of-fecafoot-president Football: Dieudonne Happi wants to take responsibilities of FECAFOOT president

Normalisation committee president  in Cameroon is said to be focusing on matters that are rather meant to be handled by the FECAFOOT president, whom he is expected to produce.

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Cameroon Concord has learned that, after receiving the final shortlist of names retained for the coaching duty with the National team, Dieudonne Happi has decided to hasten the pace of events, which many don’t think is his responsibility.

He was in Paris during the weekend to meet with the trainers who are vying for the team manager position with the indomitable lions.

This move of the normalisation Committee president, was not warmly received by his collaborators like the Minister of Sports and Physical Education.

According to his partners, he ought to see how soon he could organise the elections for a new FECAFOOT president, who would then take full responsibility to get a new coach for the Cameroon National Football team.

Nevertheless, a press conference is to be organised in the days ahead to look into the matter.

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bogus@bogus.com (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Wed, 30 May 2018 06:11:52 +0000