Sports|f6be11 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:13:34 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Cameroon: Issa Hayatou, fires back at CAF president. Cameroon: Issa Hayatou, fires back at CAF president.
Following the recent controversial media outing of Ahmad Ahmad, CAF president, claiming Cameroon is not ready to host the 2019 African cup of Nations, Issa Hayatou, former president of the institution finally came out to rubbish these claims....Just like any other football stakeholder, I can't remain indifferent, at the moment, Cameroon has five stadiums not counting the two ultra modern Paul Biya stadium in Yaoundé and Japoma in Douala which are under construction... In short it will sum up to seven staduims..declared Issa Hayatou. He added that Cameroon is not amongst the African countries with poor football infrastructures looking at these number of playing grounds. As such, Cameroon is ready to host the biggest African football Bonanza come 2019.{loadposition myposition}
Issa Hayatou said it is very unprofessional for his successor, Ahmad Ahmad to make such wayward declarations about the five time African champions even before the arrival of the CAF inspection mission in Cameroon in the days ahead.
Many also believe there is an issue of score settlement between Issa Hayatou and Ahmad Ahmad over the withdrawal of the under 20 AFCON hosting rights from Madagascar being mr Ahmad's country. But mr Hayatou said Madagascar had prepared nothing at all four months to the competition. The six CAF inspection missions which visited the country were unanimous on the withdrawal. So it was not the unilateral decision of the CAF president.
Apart from mr Hayatou, the president of Cameroon football federation, Tombi a Roko Sidiki also published a communiqué insinuating that mr Ahmad has launched a smear campaign to discredit Cameroon and give the hosting rights to another country.
To appease the situation, the vice president of the Confederations of African football, Constant Omari yesterday pleaded on behalf of mr Ahmed claiming the latter was misled by publications from news papers.
The uncertainty looming over Cameroon's hosting rights of the tournament come 2019 will be determined by the independent CAF inspection team expected to be in the country from the 21st to the 28th of August 2017.{loadposition myposition2}
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Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins English Premier League club Stock City Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joins English Premier League club Stock City

Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has moved to English Premier League club Stock City.

The 28 year old concluded a three year contract with Schalke 04 where he played during the last season.

Stoke Manager, Mark Hughes says the Cameroonian international player is on a free transfer to Stoke.

Choupo-Moting capable of playing out wide or as striker, has thirteen goals in forty-two games

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He says he prefers the London team to Hamburger SV, Mainz 05 and Nurnberg that solicitated him. 

Another Cameroonian player, Clinton Njie has made vibes over the weekend by toping the scoreboard in the French club Olympic de Marseille.

 The agile Cameroonian scored two goals this Sunday 6th August 2017 to permit his side thrash Dijon in a 3-0 encounter in the French Ligue 1.

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CAF President: Cameroon not ready to host even four teams in the upcoming AFCON tournament CAF President: Cameroon not ready to host even four teams in the upcoming AFCON tournament

Cameroon may lose out as hosts of the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

As it struggles with infrastructural development, the Confederation of African Football chief, Ahmad Ahmad, on Saturday said the country is “not even ready to host four teams”.{loadposition myposition}

Ahmad was addressing a press conference in Ouagadougou, where he had visited to attend the men’s and women’s Faso Cup finals.

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Lionhearted Cameroonian sues CAF for illogical inflation of 2019 AFCON teams Lionhearted Cameroonian sues CAF for illogical inflation of 2019 AFCON teams

Lionhearted Abdouraman Hamadou Babba, President of Etoile Filante of Garoua, has taken the Confederation of African Football (CAF), to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) for raising the number of Africa Cup of Nations (CAF) teams from 16 to 24 for the 2019 tournament to be hosted by Cameroon.

CAF Executive Committee, July 20, decided to increase the number of teams to participate in the 2019 AFCON from 16 to 24 and moved the hosting period from January to June.

Abdouraman Babba, who is acting as a member of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT), said such a decision is arbitrary. {loadposition myposition} 

“This procedure aims at obliging CAF to backtrack on its decision for the organisation of the 2019 Nations Cup with 16 teams as stipulated in the initial regulations,” Abdouraman asserted.

Abdouraman’s decision is informed by “the multiple consequences which will give CAF the leeway to withdraw the competition from Cameroon, the illegality of the Cameroon Football administration and their incapacity to take CAF to court.”

But FECAFOOT President, Tombi ả Roko Sidiki, in a release asserted that FECAFOOT in tandem with the Government is commitment to respect CAF’s decision.

“FECAFOOT would assist the Government and CAF for an optimum organisation of the first ever Nations Cup with 24 teams,” Tombi wrote.

But to Tombi, Abdouraman ceased to be President of Etoile Filante, following the election of Hamadou Abdoulaye as President in 2014.

In response on his facebook page, Abdouraman advised FECAFOOT President to send the original copy of the release to Lausanne as CAF would need it to defend itself.

Meanwhile, President Paul Biya has invited CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, to Yaounde for talks. {loadposition myposition2} 

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Cameroon sports: FIFA charge Egyptian club to pay Cameroonian player 247 million F. Cameroon sports: FIFA charge Egyptian club to pay Cameroonian player 247 million F.

The world football governing body, FIFA has passed its verdict in favour of Samuel Nlend and Union of Douala against Al- Ittihad football club of Alexandria, Egypt. Cameroon Tribune in its Wednesday July 26th edition, reports that Union of Douala posted on its Facebook wall last Monday indicating that Al-ittihad of Alexandria will pay Union's attacker, Samuel Nlend a sum of 440000 dollars ( 247 million fcfa) as damages for a breach of contract. {loadposition myposition} 

Al-ittihad in August 2016, signed the Cameroonian attacker for 3 years after he completed a splendid season with Union of Douala. Few days after the contract was concluded, the club announced a breach of contract claiming the player was not medically fit meanwhile he had passed the first medical test before the deal was sealed. The club of Alexandria, went ahead to publish the medical report of Samuel Nlend indicating that he was HIV positive an act which was heavily criticised by football stakeholders around the world.

Despite the frustration, humiliation and stigmatization, the player returned to Cameroon and re-engaged with former club Union which filed a law suit against the Egyptian club. The decision taken by FIFA has been described by the president of the board of directors of Union movement sportif of Douala as formidable and first of its kind. {loadposition myposition2} 

]]> (Concord Essen) Sports|f6be11 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:20:58 +0000
Paul Biya invites Caf President to Cameroon Paul Biya invites Caf President to Cameroon

Le Jour newspaper, in its July 28 edition, reported that the Head of State Paul Biya, has invited the President of the African Football Federation (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad, to his country Cameroon.

The very sources say, Ahmad is expected in Yaounde by mid-August, after he will have been through with his pilgrimage in Mecca.

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It will not be an error for observers to suggest that the main purpose of the visit will be the 2019 AFCON which will be hosted by Cameroon. Fingers still remain crossed about Cameroon’s competence to organise this competition, given that they still have many requirements to meet up with such as, stadiums, lodging facilities and roads.

While Cameroon is struggling to remain the hosts, Algeria and Morocco are waiting for the least chance to take over.

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]]> (Pavel Joeblack) Sports|f6be11 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 05:38:05 +0000
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