Sports|f6be11 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:58:28 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Cameroon says Olembe stadium near completion Cameroon says Olembe stadium near completion

The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Public Contracts Talba Malla visited construction works at Olembe yesterday, March 5, 2019.

It was an exceptional day at the Olembe Stadium construction site yesterday March 5, 2019. The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Public Contracts, Ibrahim Talba Malla, visited construction works at the Olembe Stadium earmarked for the hosting of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The visit which was the first for the Minister aimed at evaluating the level of work done on the site.{loadposition myposition}

As early as 9:30 a.m. the Minister and his crew were at the site for the inspection work. Immediately after his arrival, Minister Ibrahim Talba Malla, accompanied by the Governor of the Centre Region, Naseri Paul Bea, had a guided tour of the infrastructure led by officials of Piccini, the Italian firm in charge of the construction of the 60,000capacity stadium.

Speaking to journalists, Minister Ibrahim Talba Malla said the purpose of the visit was to evaluate the level of work and to discuss with the contractors in order to be sure that they will meet the deadline. He said he was impressed with the work that has been done so far and congratulated the workers for the effort. “The level they have reached is acceptable and now we have to push them to go further so that they can meet the target,” he said. Talba Malla said he is optimistic that together with the stakeholders the work will progress because the State and the entire people of Cameroon need the sport infrastructure.

The Controller of the Olembe construction site, Benoit Fabre, said the Minister was presented the stadium, the building for the five-star hotel, the swimming pool and the commercial centre. He said the field is complete and only some finishing touches remaining. He said the stadium is finished what is left is the gravel, the turf and also the technological part which comprises electricity, water, lighting, painting, etc. He said the project can be com pleted in about four months. So far, the seats are already in place and the stadium is covered.

According to him what is still left to be done include technology, dressing rooms, offices, hotel and commercial centre. He noted that about 60 per cent of the work has already been done. After the visit, Minister Ibrahim Talba Malla had a working session with the workers of Piccini. During the meeting, the Minister called on the contractors to ensure that international norms are respected in the execution of the project.{loadposition myposition2}

]]> (Concord Newsdesk) Sports|f6be11 Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:17:12 +0000
Cameroon: Moukandjo quits Jiangsu Suning Cameroon: Moukandjo quits Jiangsu Suning

The 30years old former  Cameroon national football team captain Benjamin Moukandjo has left Jiangsu Suning after spending one-and-a-half years at the club.{loadposition myposition}

Moukandjo joined the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre outfit in a two-year deal from French side Lorient in July 2017 but the club and the player have both opted to end their ties with four months left on the contract.

During his debut campaign in the Chinese Super League, the forward scored seven goals in 10 Chinese Super League matches and was loaned to league rivals Beijing Renhe for the 2018 season where he notched seven goals in 18 league outings.

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Cameroon:FECAFOOT Opens investigations on wages and contracts of football players. Cameroon:FECAFOOT Opens investigations on wages and contracts of football players.

Cameroon's football federation (Fecafoot) launched an investigation following concerns that more than 70 percent of clubs in the country's top two domestic leagues have not paid their players for several months, with some footballers competing without contracts.{loadposition myposition}


The probe comes after the secretary general of football's world body Fifa, Fatma Samoura, instructed Fecafoot president Seidou Mbombo Njoya via an email dated 18 February - seen by the BBC - to look into the matter.

"We have been informed by the secretary general of Fifpro [global players' union] Theo Van Seggelen and the president of Cameroon's player union Geremi Njitap of the non-payment of salaries and bonuses to players from 24 clubs in Cameroon's top and second tier championship," wrote Samoura.

"It is Fecafoot's responsibility to ensure that players' rights are respected, and the non-payment of salaries and bonuses - with some dating as far back as the 2017-2018 season - is unacceptable.

"We are asking you to take urgent measures to bring an end to this situation and ensure that the footballers from these 24 clubs receive their wages," Samoura added.

Fecafoot officials have been given a deadline of 4 March 2019 to rectify the situation.

Earlier this month, former Cameroon international Geremi Njitap, who now heads the country's player's union Synafoc, stated that 24 of the 33 professional clubs in the country had failed to meet their monetary obligations.

The former Real Madrid and Chelsea defender disclosed that a majority of players in the top two leagues lived in difficult conditions with teams failing to pay salaries and bonuses for months.

"It is very disheartening to know that some of these players give their best on the pitch and yet wallow in abject poverty because some club presidents chose to do the wrong thing," Geremi told BBC Sport.

"Some of these players don't even have contracts, and even when contracts exist, the terms aren't respected. There are those who've been with teams for two seasons and haven't had any wages. This must come to an end.

"We are very glad about Fifa's reaction and we're hopeful this will bring an end to this problem. Some of them can't pay their rent, they live in terrible conditions and find it daunting caring for their families. Players deserve better," Geremi said.

Since Fifa's intervention, Cameroon's professional football league has paid out a grant of 84 million FCFA, approximately US$145,252 to the clubs, with each top league outfit taking home three million FCFA with second tier teams receiving 2 million FCFA.

Last season, only six out of the 18 top flight teams, and three of the 15 second division sides honoured their financial obligations with the players.

At the time of writing, defending champions Coton Sport of Garoua, alongside 2018 Cup of Cameroon winners Eding Sport, Yong Sports Academy, Bamboutous of Mbouda, Stade Renard and UMS loum are the only top flight teams to have met their agreement with the players.{loadposition myposition2}

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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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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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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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]]> (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Fri, 06 Jul 2018 17:11:56 +0000
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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]]> (Eyong Orlando) Sports|f6be11 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 05:46:09 +0000
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)


4:00pm: South Korea – Mexico

7:00pm: Germany – Sweden


1:00pm: Belgium – Tunisia

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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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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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