AFCON: Mabingwa watetezi Cameroon na wenyeji Misri wabanduliwa

Mabingwa watetezi Cameroon na wenyeji Misri wameyaaga mashindano ya AFCON  baada ya Cameroon kufungwa 3-2 dhidi ya Nigeria jijini Alexandria.

Mabao ya Nigeria yalifungwa na Odion Ighalo wa Shanghai Greenland ambaye alicheka na nyavu mara mbili, huku kiungo wa Arsenali, Alex Iwobi akifunga la ushindi.

Misri nao wamepigwa mbele ya mashabiki elfu sabini jijini Cairo na Afrika Kusini kwa goli moja tu lililofungwa na Thembinkosi Lorch katika dakika ya 85.

Kwingineko, Arsenal huenda ikamsaini winga wa Uhispania Lucas Vazquez, 28, kwa mkataba wa pauni milioni 31 kutoka Real Madrid wiki ijayo.

Leicester inaelekea kuvunja rekodi ya uhamisho wa wachezaji kumsajili kiungo wa kati wa Monaco na Ubelgiji Belgium Youri Tielemans,22, ambaye aliyecheza kwa mkopo, uwanja wa King Power karibu nusu ya msimu uliyopita.




AFCON: Mabingwa watetezi Cameroon waanza vyema, Ghana walemewa na Benin

Cameroon walianza kampeni yao ya kutetea taji la AFCON na ushindi wa 2-0 dhidi ya Guinnea Bissau katika mechi yao ya ufunguzi ya kundi F nchini Misri jana.

Mabao ya Yaya Banana na Stephane Bahoken katika kipindi cha pili yaliwasaidia Indomitable Lions kuwa kileleni mwa kundi hilo na alama tatu.

Wakati huo huo Ghana walitoka sare ya 2-2 na Benin katika mechi yao ya mwisho ya raundi ya kwanza kwenye kipute hicho.

Mickaël Poté aliwapa Benin uongozi dakika mbili baada ya mechi kuanza kabla ya black stars kuchukua uongozi kupitia kwa mabao ya ndugu Andre na Jordan Ayew.

Mwanariadha wa Kenya wa mbio za masafa marefu Salome Jerono amepigwa marufuku na kitengo cha  maadili ya riadha baada ya kupatikana kutumia dawa zilizoharamishwa kwenye spoti. Biwott, ambaye alipewa marufuku ya miaka miwili mwaka wa 2013 alipopatikana kutumia dawa hizo baada ya kushinda mbio za mwaka 2012 za Standard Chartered Marathon, alimaliza wa pili katika mbio za Marathon za Sao Paulo mwezi Aprili mwaka huu. Ni mkenya wa nne kupigwa marufuku kwa kutumia dawa hizo katika kipindi cha miezi miwili.

Ifuatayo ni msururu wa habari za spoti ndani ya ligi kuu ya Uingereza.

Liverpool wanapambana na vilabu vingine vikubwa vya Uropa katika kutaka kumsajili Sepp van den Berg kutoka PEC Zwolle. Bayern Munich wanaripotiwa kumtaka sana kiungo huyo wa kati mwenye umri wa miaka 17 baada ya ofa ya Sampdoria ya pauni milioni 2.5 kwa ajili ya mchezaji huyo mwezi Januari huku Ajax na PSV Eindhoven pia wakimtaka.

Hatma ya mchezaji huyo huenda ikaamuliwa katika kipindi cha masaa 72 yajayo.

Derby wameipa Chelsea ruhusa ya kuongea na Frank Lampard kuhusu wadhfa wa meneja ulio wazi ugani Stamford Bridge. Chelsea wameiambia Derby kwamba wako tayari kulipa pauni milioni 4 za ada ya kipengee cha fidia katika mkataba wa Lampard.

Lampard mwenye umri wa miaka 41 anatarajiwa kuchukua nafasi aliyoacha Maurizio Sarri baada ya Muitaliano huyo kuregea nyumbani Juventus.


10 Cameroon nationals arrested in Buruburu for being in the country illegally

Ten Cameroon nationals were last night arrested from a house in Buruburu for being in the country illegally.

The men told police they had been brought to Nairobi and made to wait for their transit arrangements to the Middle East. They were detained at the local police station waiting for deportation.

This comes days after police rescued 169 other foreigners who were being trafficked to the same region. The first group of 79 was rescued from a house in Mlango Kubwa area, Nairobi and included 75 Comoros nationals, three Ugandans and a Congolese and 90 other victims were rescued from different parts of Nairobi who included 86 Comoros, three Ugandans and a Somali citizen.

They are all set for deportation.

-Cyrus Ombati

Hii ni drama! Cameroon’s Opposition leader Maurice Kamto declares himself winner of presidential election

Cameroon opposition candidate, Maurice Kamto has claimed victory in the presidential election, declaring on Monday that ‘we have achieved our goal’.

Greeted by screams from his supporters as he made the announcement, Kamto, who leads the Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC), called on President Paul Biya to hand over power peacefully.

“I invite the outgoing president to organise a peaceful way to transfer power,” he told a news conference in the capital Yaounde, giving no results to justify his claim.

Minji Minji: See how Cameroon’s First Lady slayed on election day

The election was widely expected to extend the rule of Biya, one of Africa’s last multi-decade leaders who has held power for 36 years.

 “My mission was to take a penalty. I did it and I scored,” Kamto said to chants of “freedom” by jubilant supporters in a courtyard outside. He offered no evidence to justify his claim to have won.

Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji said on Sunday that only the Constitutional Council would be allowed to announce the results, and that any form of challenge to the verdict would “not be tolerated”.

-The Star

Malkia Strikers Fail To Defend African Title After Losing 3-0 To Hosts Cameroon

Malkia Strikers failed to defend their African title after losing 3-0  to hosts Cameroon in sets of 25-22, 25-19, 29-27, as the women’s Volleyball Africa Nations Championship ended yesterday in Yaunde.

KONGOLE: Malkia Strikers Yet To Drop A Set As They Cruise To Africa Cup Of Nations Semis

Kenya’s first loss in the tournament saw coach Japheth Munala fail to get his maiden continental title.

Meanwhile Egypt beat Senegal 3-0 in sets of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-23 to clinch bronze in the third place play off. Kenya and Cameroon will represent Africa in the Japan 2018 world championships.

Victorious Malkia Strikers Hammer Egypt To Book Ticket To FIVB Championships

Hongera Malkia strikers.

CHANCE FOR HARAMBEE STARS? CAF Set To Expand AFCON Competitions To 24 Teams

New-look Africa Cup of Nations and CAF Champions League competitions could emerge this week from discussions in Morocco that will include FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

A two-day CAF symposium begins Tuesday in Rabat and officials, coaches and former stars have been tasked with plotting the future of the popular sport in the continent.

On Friday, a CAF executive committee meeting will precede an extraordinary general assembly involving the 55 member associations, where changes could be adopted.

When Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad won the CAF presidency ahead of long-serving Cameroonian Issa Hayatou last March, he vowed to thoroughly review African football.

The Morocco gathering is the fulfilment of that promise with the timing, frequency and number of qualifiers in the Cup of Nations likely to be among the hottest topics.

Hosting the biennial tournament in January and February has long been a source of frustration for European clubs, especially in England and France, where many Africans play.

Hayatou consistently rejected suggestions of a move to June, saying the weather then was too hot in northern Africa, too wet in the west and centre and too cold in the south.

But his view was as much about not bowing to pressure from Europe as climatic conditions because African national teams and clubs play regularly during June without adverse effects.

If European clubs had their way, the Cup of Nations would be held in mid-year only every four years. They may well get their wish on timing, but not on frequency.

The Cup of Nations is much more than a football tournament with new stadia, roads and other infrastructure among the benefits to the host nation, so the two-year cycle is set to stay.

What is less certain is how many teams will compete in future editions with some officials favouring an increase from 16 teams to 24, bringing it in line with the Euro Championship.

The advantage would be more teams exposed to top-level competition and the disadvantage a dilution of the qualifying competition with virtually one in every two teams qualifying.

Hosting could also become more restrictive as six stadiums would be needed instead of four, drastically reducing the number of countries who could stage the tournament.

Were the next finals in 2019 to be a 24-team affair, an already-behind-schedule Cameroon could be forced to pull out, with Algeria and Morocco reportedly interested in taking over.


CONGRATULATIONS: Cameroon Are The Kings Of African Football!

Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 and seal a fifth Africa Cup of Nations win in a thrilling, edgy final.

Substitute Vincent Aboubakar swept in the winner two minutes from time, flicking the ball over defender Ali Gabr and thumping it home.

Nicolas Nkoulou had earlier equalised for Cameroon, rising highest to power in a header on the hour mark.

The equaliser cancelled out Mohamed Elneny’s opener on 22 minutes with a beautifully taken near-post strike.

The wild celebrations for Aboubakar’s winner announced Cameroon’s return to the continental summit, after a wait of 15 years.

It also makes them the second most successful nation in the competition’s history – behind Egypt – and marks the first time they have beaten the Pharoahs in the final in three attempts.

Besiktas striker Aboubakar ran towards the triumphant Cameroon fans in the Stade de l’Amitie stands in Libreville to celebrate, pursued by delirious teammates and coaching staff.

Underdogs Cameroon had already upset the odds to reach the final and stunned the much-fancied Egyptians with the late dramatic strike, after fellow substitute Nkoulou had drawn them level.

Despite being beset by pre-tournament problems, including the withdrawal of key players such as Joel Matip and Eric Chuopo-Moting, coach Hugo Broos managed to assemble a squad that got their reward for being strong, adaptable and resilient in equal measure throughout.


AFCON 2017: Cameroon Dim Black Stars To Book Finals Date With Egypt

Cameroon will face Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final after two second-half strikes saw off Ghana.

Both sides had gone close to breaking the deadlock before Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui took advantage of atrocious defending from a free-kick to lash in the opener in the 72nd minute.

With seconds remaining Christian Bassogog sealed victory when he applied a deft finish to a counter-attack.

Ghana went close through Wakaso Mubarak and Christian Atsu.

Panathinaikos midfielder Wakaso tested keeper Fabrice Ondoa with a brilliant bending free-kick, and Newcastle’s flying winger Atsu saw his angled strike drift past Cameroon’s upright by inches.

“It is a real dream for us to get to the final,” said the Belgian coach.

“Ghana have more experience than us – look at what they have done in recent tournaments. But since the start of this tournament we have shown we keep going right to the end in every game.

“I am more than unhappy. We wanted so much to be in the final,” said Grant.

“We did everything to be there and in the second half we completely dominated. Congratulations to Cameroon of course but we were the better side and we lost.”

The Black Stars will meet Burkina Faso in Saturday’s third place play-off in Port Gentil.



AFCON 2017: Cameroon Stage Dramatic Comeback To Beat Guinea Bissau 2-1

Former champions Cameroon came from a goal down to beat Guinea Bissau 2-1 and stay on course to qualify for the quarter finals of the ongoing African cup of nations tourney.

Guinea Bissau forward Piquito opened the scoring in the first half with a sensational strike, what could be the goal of the tournament so far, before the Indomitable Lions restored parity after the break through Sebastien Siani.

Harambee Starlets Lose 2-1 To Cameroon In International Friendly

Cameroon continued to mount pressure on Guinea Bissau and their efforts were rewarded when Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui scored the winning goal minutes later.

In another Group A match, host nation Gabon settled for a one all draw with Burkina Faso.

SHOCKING! Cameroon International Samuel Nlend Sacked By Egyptian Club For Testing HIV+

Former African player of the year, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his second goal of the tournament through a 38th-minute penalty to earn the hosts a deserved point after Prejuce Nakoulma had put Burkina Faso ahead.



SHOCKING: Liverpool’s Joel Matip Among Seven To Snub AFCON Tournament

Liverpool’s Joel Matip is one of seven Cameroon players who have said they do not want to go to the Africa Cup of Nations, which begins on 14 January.

The defender cited a “bad experience” with the previous coaching staff, according to a Cameroon football association (Fecafoot) statement.

West Brom full-back Allan Nyom is also among the seven.

Fecafoot can ask Fifa to suspend the players at club level for the duration of the three-week tournament.

Harambee Starlets Lose 2-1 To Cameroon In International Friendly

Cameroon coach Hugo Broos said: “These players have put personal interest above those of the national team and the federation reserves the right to take action against the players in accordance with Fifa regulations.”

Centre-back Matip, 25, joined Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer having previously been at Bundesliga club Schalke. He has made 14 appearances for the Reds this season.

Nyom, who told Broos he wanted to stay at West Brom to keep his place in the team, joined the Baggies from Watford in the last transfer window. The 28-year-old has also made 14 appearances for the club so far.

SHOCKING! Cameroon International Samuel Nlend Sacked By Egyptian Club For Testing HIV+

The other five Cameroon players are Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam), Guy N’dy Assembe (Nancy), Maxime Poundje (Girondins Bordeaux), Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Olympique Marseille) and Ibrahim Amadou (Lille).

All seven had earlier this month been named in a preliminary list of 35 for the tournament – the final 23-man squad will be named next week.

Cameroon are drawn in Group A with the hosts Gabon, Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau.