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Cameroon progress, lioness played for peace, Biya issues instant statement

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Ajara Nchout scored a glorious 95th-minute winner to send Cameroon into the last 16, while the Netherlands secured top spot with victory over Canada.

It was a memorable match and 22 million Cameroonians including the President of the republic were thrilled with 95 minutes of football which went down the wire.

Cameroon simply needed to win to advance to the next stage and equal their best record ever in the tournament. With continental giant super falcons of Nigeria lying in wait, desperate to progress from the lioness’ weakness, there was plenty to play for at Monpeller

After an uneventful first half where both teams struggled to control the ball especially in their opponents half, the real drama was reserved for the second half of the game

An own goal from Aurelle Awona looked to have condemned the Lioness to a premature exit from the competition, canceling out Nchout’s opener.

However, Cameroon flooded players forward in the dying seconds. Nchout produced the moment of brilliance required, weaving her way past New Zealand defenders before firing her effort past Erin Nayler into the bottom corner.

“Not just the skill to beat Percival twice, but the composure to drift the ball into the far corner as Nayler came out, knowing that her country was out of the World Cup if she missed.” The Guardian reported

Alain Djeumfa’s side was the better team this afternoon and deserve its place in the next round of the competition, which is secured thanks to its win along with their good disciplinary record. New Zealand didn’t have enough in the contest, and although it will be disappointed to lose in that manner, it didn’t deserve to continue at the expense of Cameroon.

Shortly after the game in a post-match interview, match winner Nchout Ajara said they played and gave their all for the people of Cameroon and for peace in Cameroon, a dedication to the crisis stricken Anglophone regions which has killed many as secessionist fight for autonomous state of Ambazonia.

Her compassionate statement in front of the world stage immediately won more hearts for the female lions, with many taking to social media to congratulate the girls and thank the super star for thinking of Cameroonians west of the Mungo during these trying times.

The heroics from the female lions won the hearts of many including the commander in chief who took to twitter to congratulate the girls saying “Congratulations to the Indomitable Lionesses! You have been heroic. I am with you wholeheartedly.”

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Impartial Buea? Population ignore calls for lockdown,boycott Mountain race

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The population of Buea have been carrying on their normal activities today Saturday February 22nd 2020.

Streets are busy this morning early as shops are open, roads bussy and people going their business as usual despite calls for one day lockdown by Ambazoniana activists to frustrate the Mount Cameroon race of hope.

But despite the clear snub from the population, they have also refused to tAke part in the race, denying the annual event the much needed pomp and celebrations it once enjoyed before the crisis.

This 25th edition of the race is Dubbed the race of peace and the Mount Cameroon race of hope will  bring together national and international athletes who compete to challenge the chariots of the gods and conquer the highest mountain in West and Central Africa.

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CHAN 2020 draws: Host Cameroon in a tough group

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Hosts Cameroon will open their Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) 2020 campaign against Zimbabwe after the draw was conducted on Monday evening in an intriguing and elaborate ceremony at the Palais Polyvalent des Sports de Yaoundé in the capital, Yaounde.

The Indomitable Lions are taking part in the CHAN tournament for the fourth time and will look to improve their best performances that saw them reach the quarter finals on two occasions, Sudan 2011 and Rwanda 2016.

The other teams to be drawn in Group A are Burkina Faso, playing in the tournament for the third time and Mali who lost the 2016 final to DR Congo.

Meanwhile, defending champions Morocco were seeded in Pool C and will square out with debutants Togo in their opening match. Togo qualified for their first ever CHAN after beating 2018 finalists Nigeria in the final qualification round.

They will also have Eastern Africa representatives Uganda who have qualified for every edition as well as another CECAFA region team, Rwanda.

In Group D, Zambia, Guinea, Namibia and Tanzania will square out.The tournament’s most successful team DR Congo who have won the tournament two times will headline Pool B where they compete against neighbors Congo Brazaville, 2014 champions Libya and Niger.

 

Two former Cameroon national team players, Stephen Tataw and Salomon Olembe assisted CAF Director of Competitions Samson Adamu to conduct the draw.

The two former internationals who are now serving Cameroonian football added glamour to the event that was also attended by the Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Ngute, the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi , CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, members of Local Organising Committee amongst others.

 

The tournament will be held in Cameroon for the first time ever from April 4-25. The cities of Douala, Limbe and the capital Yaounde will host the matches in the three week bonanza.

Total CHAN 2020 final draw

Group A: Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe

Group B: Libya, DR Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Niger

Group C: Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda, Togo

Group D: Zambia, Guinea, Namibia, Tanzania

 

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Diamond Platinum and Eto’o to build a sport academy in Tanzania

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Tanzania celebrated musician Nasib Abdul a.k.a Diamond Platnumz has said that he is in talks with International football star, Cameroonian footballer Samuel Eto’o to build a football academy in Tanzania.

According to the report by Daily News the megastar recently performed at the CAF awards gala that got Fifa boss Gianni Infatino on the dance floor among football stars.

Diamond said he has been in talks with Eto’o for a long time now, interested in establishing a lucrative football club since the east African nation has potential football players.

Diamond is quoted to say “In the past, I though that venturing in sports business was not profitable but now I see that it is beneficial.. In the near future? I will have my own team which already is trading in the Mainland Premier League because I do not want to start from the scratch.”

The musician didn’t not give a time frame to the project but hwta is clear is that he will be buying an existing club or established player.

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