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Monday, 29 April 2019 04:35

Cameroon win Africa U17 Nations Cup

Guinea’s national under-17 male football team on Sunday lost 3-5 after penalty kicks to their Cameroonian counterparts in a pulsating final match at Africa Under-17 Nations Cup competition. In the final match played at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, both sides drew goalless after 90 minutes of intense action. Both sides failed to score any goal for the game to go on to penalty kicks directly. They scored their first five kicks each for an advance into the sudden death shots. It continued as a ding-dong affair, with both sides scoring, until Guinea’s Mohamed Youssouf Sacko…
Father of Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this year, has died three months after his son. Horacio Sala, 58, suffered a heart attack on Friday, his friend and president of his local club confirmed. Daniel Ribero, from San Martin de Progreso, told C5N TV channel that Mr Sala had passed away before doctors arrived at his home in Progreso. Emiliano Sala's plane crashed en route to Cardiff after leaving from France. The Argentine footballer was on his way to joining his new club Cardiff City from French club Nantes in a club…
The top teams in Group B of the Nigeria Professional Football League, El-Kanemi Warriors and Akwa United, were condemned to heavy defeats in their respective matchday 16 ties on Sunday. While El-Kanemi Warriors were mauled 5-1 in Lafia by Nasarawa United, Akwa United were beaten 3-0 in Jos by Plateau United. However, despite the heavy bashing, both Akwa United and El-Kanemi are still leading the pack in Group B with the Promise Keepers in the first spot with 28 points from 16 games. The Borno Army are in second place also with 28 points but with an inferior goal difference.…
Tiger Woods produced a scintillating finish to win a fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major. There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green as Woods finished with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka. Overnight leader Francesco Molinari's hopes sunk with two double bogeys on the back nine and he had to settle for a share of fifth on 11 under. Woods, written off by so many so often as he battled back problems in recent years, punched the air…
Enugu Rangers and Akwa United are the leading teams in Group A and B of Nigeria Professional Football League respectively after the impressive results they recorded in their matchday 15 games on Sunday. Rangers got the weekend’s only away victory as they pipped Sunshine Stars 2-1 in Akure. Ivorian Seka Pascal got the two goals for Rangers in the 29th and 44th minutes while Sunshine Star’s only goal was scored by Anthony Omaka in the 32nd. But it was not enough to earn the home team a share of the spoils from Sunday’s game. With the latest win by Coach…
Super Eagles have been handed a seemingly easy group at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after they were drawn against Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi. Madagascar and Burundi are debutants at AFCON but they could be tricky opponents going by their performance during the qualifiers. Madagascar were actually the first to qualify for 2019 AFCON with two games to spare. Three-time champions Nigeria are making their 18th appearance at AFCON. Arguably the group of death is Group D which has three former winners, Morocco, Ivory Coast, and South Africa, as well as Mali in it. This is the first time AFCON…
Enyimba International have missed a chance to go top in Group A of Nigeria Professional Football League following their disappointing barren draw against Insurance of Benin on Sunday in Aba. The People’s Elephant, who were on a seven-match unbeaten run prior to Sunday’s matchday 14 tie, were required to win against NPFL new boys and hope that MFM did not get a good result in Ilorin against Kwara United. Though MFM were beaten 1-0, Coach Usman Abd’ Allah’s men failed in their own part as they fired blanks and could only get a point from the home game. The result…
It was another dramatic weekend in the Nigeria Professional Football League as the second stanza of the abridged season continued. Expectedly, there was more attention for the games in Lagos and Maiduguri where the top two teams in Group A and Group B were slugging it out. In Lagos, MFM and Enyimba settled for a 1-1 draw in their matchday 13 tie at Agege Stadium. Abdulrahman Bashir got the curtain raiser in Sunday’s tie three minutes into the second half before Chijioke Akuneto fired in an equaliser in the 56th minute to send the home fans into wild jubilation. Before…
Akwa United continued their impressive run in Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday as they stunned Heartland FC in Okigwe; beating their host 2-1 in matchday 11 tie. Mfon Udoh’s eighth goal of the season helped Akwa United to the crucial away win. Udoh’s goal which came in 72nd minute sealed all the three points for Akwa United despite Chidiebere Ajoku’s 57th-minute equalizer that had earlier cancelled Ndifreke Effiong’s fourth-minute strike. Heartland finished the last 16 minutes with 10 men when their goalkeeper Ebele Obi was shown a straight red card for deliberately handling the ball outside his area. This…
Enyimba of Aba on Sunday played a goalless draw with Bendel Insurance of Benin. The draw was one of three recorded in rescheduled matches of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Katsina United also drew away to Lobi Stars 1-1 while Akwa United and Gombe United played 2-2. Here are results of matches played on Sunday: Lobi Stars 1-1 Katsina United Remo Stars 2-1 Wikki Tourists Gombe United 2-2 Akwa United Kada City 2-1 Yobe Desert Stars Bendel Insurance 0-0 Enyimba International PT
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